Every first Tuesday of every month (except September) The Kidspace Museum in Pasadena will have a Family Free Night from 4pm – 8pm.
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103 |
I checked out the website to see what they had at the museum but the museum website didn’t have many photos. I went to yelp to check on the reviews and many say that the museum was small. So when I got to the museum, I didn’t know what to expected.
Driving up the windy paths of Arroyo Drive, you see the beautiful homes in Pasadena. As you pull up the parking lot entrance to the Kidspace Museum, you’ll see a large green clearing with a kids playground, baseball fields and a clean restroom right before the entrance. As a mom, I always want to know that there is a clean bathroom in case Eman is telling me he has to go pottie last minute.
The cute little museum door begins with a colorful tunnel of mirrors and touch and feel shapes. You walk to the front counter and the ticketing staff will give you an access stamp for your museum visit along with a map. Right in front of you will be the court yard with a little water spouts that shoot from the ground – fun water play for toddlers. Behind ticketing is the childhood classroom area and Kidspace Museum store.
If you walk ahead and pass the little waterplay court yard, you’ll enter the main museum. When I opened the door, I was immediately impressed by the space and all the fun interactive things that you can do. There was a dinosaur bones excavation area, a ant hole where children can climb under, a large climb structure, area where you can learn about bugs, spiders and bees. There are hands on crafting and a specific area with learning toys and puzzles for kids to learn with their parents. Right outside the museum backside, there is more water play for toddlers and for older children who can ride a tricycle, there is a small on pavement road set out for children to learn to ride on the path. Helmets are provided for children’s safety.
After all of that stimulation through the museum, the outdoor area has an amphitheater for special shows and the day I was there, they had polynesian dancing. Going beyond the amphitheater, you’ll find a large open area that consisted of a water play area with a river and waterfall, water shooting to create musical sounds, a rock climbing nook and a path leading to a tree climb.
MY REVIEW and REMINDERS FOR YOUR VISIT-
My honest review of this place is FUN, MORE FUN, TOO MUCH FUN! You can spend the whole day at the museum and you will not be bored. The cost is only $10 per person for their normal admission. If you live close to this museum, it’s a good idea to purchase a 6 month or 1 year membership to the museum so you can visit anytime. See the photos for all the fun things at the museum.
FREE DAY INFORMATION For those who wants to visit on Free Day, it gets really packed. A good idea would be to do some of the outdoor activities first and allow for the early traffic to die down before going inside.
Bring extra clothes– there are multiple opportunities for your children to get totally soaked! So bring your extra clothes. Also, for the river stream area, shoes/crocs are required. I think crocs work best.
Shows– if the museum has special shows or talks, I think it’s well worth seeing. We really enjoyed the polynesian dance. They were also offering a seminar about saving money for your kids for college.
For more information about Kidspace Museum go to http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/visit/hours-and-admissions