480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Serving over 320,000 guests each year, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that features exhibits, programs, and activities on almost 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child’s growth and development through explorations of the environment, investigations in science, and artistic forms of expression that captivate the inquisitive and growing minds of children ages 1 to 10.
With more than 40 hands-on exhibits to explore, activities of learning and discovery take place side by side with the creativity of play. Some of the exhibits include:
- Nature Exchange – Bring samples of rocks, plant life, soil, or other natural objects to trade at the Nature Exchange. Share your knowledge of your object to earn points on your Nature Exchange Membership Card to trade for new items and artifacts.
- The Dig – Experience the excitement of uncovering dinosaur fossils
- Trike Tracks – Follow the marked routes on special Kidspace tricycles
- Interpretive Arroyo – A miniature model of Pasadena’s own Arroyo Seco with gentle, rolling water, and native plant life for kids to explore and discover
- Kidspace Critters – Get up close and personal with over 20 species of live exotic insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals from spiders to hissing cockroaches, Bearded Dragons, rats, and more
- The S. Mark Taper Foundation Climbing Towers – Featuring the Raindrop and Wisteria Climbers, these 40-foot tall climbing structures are designed to reflect their namesake and offer a fun and active challenge for all Kidspace guests
- Kirby’s Kids Corner – A special, outdoor space just for toddlers, with water play and toddler-sized trikes.
- The Wildlife Pond – Koi, mosquito fish, and others make their homes in this serene pond.
- InterAntics Climber and Ant Hole – Climb through underground tunnels just like ants, popping up through the ground and scurrying up the anthill.
- Imagination Playground – Wonderful play material that encourages children to create a whole new world each and every day by building objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots.