Ants, Dinos, Mud and More!
There’s a whole lot of whoopin’ and hollerin’ going on!
In an exciting renovation and expansion project, Kidspace Children’s Museum moved into a 35,000-square-foot facility in the scenic Arroyo Seco (dry creek) area of Pasadena. The facility now immerses kids in an interactive experience that interprets the City and its surrounding region. Its 12,000 square feet of indoor exhibits are in three historic buildings of the Fanny Morrison Horticultural Center. And there’s a whopping 2 acres of interpreted outdoor space – a “learning playground” for children.
Children can splash and play in a miniature version of the Arroyo Seco (no longer dry!) and connect with nature. They can climb their way up to the giant Hawk’s Nest and let their imaginations soar over the trees. They can explore mud and try their hand at brickmaking in Mud & Clay. Flood & Erosion Plain helps children investigate the effects of erosion by making channels through sand, building small dams, and using rocks to control the flow of water. Other exhibits include a Physics Forest, Imagination Workshop, Ant Holes, and Climbing Towers, along with lots of events and programming.
Based on our extensive experience and research in early childhood development, we refined the interpretive approach and created exhibit activities for children and adults that challenge them to think creatively about their environment, their assumptions and their own abilities. The results personify the museum’s philosophy through rich, authentic and, sometimes mind-blowing, experiences.