Kidspace Children's Museum
Nestled into a hillside in Pasadena’s Brookside Park, just a stone’s throw away from the famed Rose Bowl, Kidspace Children's Museum is a place where everyone wants to be a kid. Opened in 2004 and expanded several times since, it is designed to provide creative environments that inspire learning through self-directed, interactive experiences and play in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Exhibits are most-certainly hands-on and designed to excite all the senses. Its 2.2 acres of outdoor learning environments is remarkable, offering a running creek, treehouses, gardens, the Splash Dance Fountains, climbing structures, the science-themed Galvin Physics Forest, and so much more. Indoors, guests can enjoy arts and crafts opportunities and nature exhibitions, see what an earthquake feels like, and play in the Ant Hole and Climbing Towers. Infants and toddlers have their very own room that is quieter, softer, and filled with age-appropriate materials.
The Museum offers a robust calendar of events and workshops throughout the year; visit the website for complete information.
Note: Kidspace is closed each Monday between September and May, as well as any Saturday in the fall when UCLA is playing a game at the Rose Bowl.