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Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena

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Nestled in Brookside Park next to the Rose Bowl, Kidspace Children’s Museum is an industry leader in the field of informal, free-choice education whose mission is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. In its over 35-year history Kidspace has become known for seeking out new ways to bring children and families together to learn and play.

Located on nearly three and a half acres in Pasadena, California, Kidspace Children’s Museum has more than 40 hands-on exhibits, in addition to its outdoor spaces, programs, and activities that are designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression.
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  • Went with grandkids ages almost 7 and 4, parents and grandparents (us). This place absolutely rocks. Every exhibit and activity has been carefully thought out & designed to tease, appease and please k...  more »
  • Fun, friendly children's museum. Very clean, many activities available. Exhibits are in different buildings, and many activities are outside....so this should be considered before visiting on a rainy ...  more »
  • Pricey, so that's why only 3 stars. The average working family would probably not be able to afford this museum. At $13 for each adult and each child a family of 4 would pay $52. That prices out worki...  more »
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  • Pretty cool place, my boy was interested in most of the climbing stuff. They liked the park that was outside of the kidspace area. There wasn't much supplies to go around the shooting games and the "roller coaster". The bigger kids just push their way to get all the supplies, balls, etc. There was mainly groups that go there so there was like 1 tour guide to 10-20 kids so it looked like a free for all. Overall it seemed like my little buddy had a good day.
  • An awesome place to hang out all day for the kids. Educational games and crafts! Super fun outdoor activity gardens that engages and stimulates. Will need to spend the ENTIRE day here to experience everything this place has to offer!
  • Awesome place for kids to spend all day. Inside and outside areas. Water, mud, blocks, music,...so many different activities! Friendly staff. I suggest getting the ASTC passport museum pass and you can get two adults and two children in for free.
  • Kidspace Museum is a godsend to exhausted parents of toddlers and young kids. Bring a change of clothes since your kids will get wet pretty fat, but plan to spend the day. There is restaurant that serves food kids will eat, and lots of outdoor activities as well as things to do and explore indoors. Cute gift shop as well. Awesome playground near the parking lot as well.
  • Great outdoor spaces with the perfect sprinkle of water features. The inside spaces are a little limited especially when it's packed with folks. Older kids (8+) may get a little bored and be forced to use their creative minds for an unscripted adventure. Best times to go are in the mornings on weekdays (non-holidays).