Kidspace Children's Museum

Museum and Playground
480 N Arroyo Blvd (in Brookside Park), Pasadena, CA 91103
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
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  • "... to indulge in the water play areas without them. Powered by..." (2 tips)
  • "... of Pasadena and the Caltech community in 1979." (2 tips)
  • "Bring Swimsuit and water shoes for kids" (3 tips)
  • NASA

    Great place for kids to let their imaginations run wild. Climb the towers to the skies or explore the underground world of rocks, fossils, and bugs in the Digging Deeper area. Read more

    NASA · January 11, 2011
  • Dora

    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by

    Dora · July 16, 2010
  • Dora

    Bring water shoes; kids aren’t allowed to indulge in the water play areas without them.Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
  • @socalwithkids

    Such a great children's museum! Love that they have both indoor and outdoor play, including a great water play area with a stream. Be sure to have the kids bring their bathing suits if you go on a hot

    @socalwithkids · March 9, 2011
  • The Junior League

    Kidspace Children's Museum was founded by the members of the Junior League of Pasadena and the Caltech community in 1979.

    The Junior League · January 4, 2013
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Kidspace first opened at Caltech in 1979; seeking to increase area children's access to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The first exhibit featured robotics and neon light displays. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 30, 2011
  • Erin R.

    Nice mix of science/education and play.

    Erin R. · November 24, 2010
  • Ruth B.

    Just brought my 3 favorite girls here on Sunday. 12, 2, and 6 months. It was an incredible day for all of us. It's not over priced and there are a TON of cool things for both adults and kids. Read more

    Ruth B. · March 16, 2010
  • Jess H.

    Check out the gardens, especially the Medicinal/Herbal garden, and learn about how plants make life a little better for us!

    Jess H. · October 13, 2009
  • Los Angeles

    2.2 acres of outdoor learning environments that encourage children to engage in creative play. Unleash an earthquake, feed giant bugs and climb raindrops 40 feet in the air.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Etienne H.

    Great kids activities.

    Etienne H. · February 10, 2013
  • Tim

    Brand new cafe operator! Food is delicious!!

    Tim · February 1, 2012
  • Sara

    Bring your own food: the cafe is overpriced! If you have to buy food the chicken ceasar wrap is worth the money!

    Sara · May 11, 2010
  • Jim S.

    Wolfgang Puck Cheesy Quesedilla is a big hit with the kids.

    Jim S. · January 30, 2010
  • Sarah S.

    so much fun! kind of crowded, but good for a day trip and wearing the kids out :)

    Sarah S. · January 29, 2010
  • Divya V.

    It was crowded, so tough to have fun. Might be more fun when it is not so crowded.

    Divya V. · 2 weeks ago
  • Melani L.

    Definitely for younger children...toddlers 2-5. We went to get caterpillars. Lol

    Melani L. · 3 weeks ago
  • Adriana H.

    Bring extra clothes and shoes for your kid!

    Adriana H. · January 25
  • Alice C.

    2/3 outdoors, which works for LA weather. Best for kids 3.5 to 6 or so.

    Alice C. · January 24
  • Christian S.

    Contrary to what their website says, do NOT bring your doggy. They hate them.

    Christian S. · December 22, 2013
  • Madrim M.

    Don't forget to bring extra change of clothes and swimming suit for the kids to get wet

    Madrim M. · August 21, 2013
  • Jason N.

    Bring Swimsuit and water shoes for kids

    Jason N. · June 9, 2013
  • LA Home & Style

    Great kids park.

    LA Home & Style · March 10, 2013
  • Melani D.

    Holy cow their chicken fingers for kids are HUGE! Buy a 5 piece and share!

    Melani D. · October 16, 2012
  • Richard B.

    Over rated.

    Richard B. · August 12, 2012
  • Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

    The PHS Mobile Outreach Unit will be here on Sunday, June 9 from 10a.m.-2:30p.m.! Stop by and meet our wonderful adoptable dogs!

  • Sabrina S.

    Great parking right now...

    Sabrina S. · June 5, 2012
  • Kidspace H.

    Remember to adopt your Painted Lady Caterpillars this month!

    Kidspace H. · April 10, 2012
  • Michelle N.

    The water stream outside is so awesome! Kids can walk in the water and down the stream as long as they have water shoes on.

    Michelle N. · November 23, 2011
  • Charles R.

    My son love the glass ladder and the digging deeper gallery.

    Charles R. · September 18, 2011
  • Charles R.

    My son love the glass ladder and the digging deeper gallery.

    Charles R. · September 18, 2011
  • Kelly H.

    Don't forget to leave time to play at the park outside the museum. Great place to dry off after the water play.

    Kelly H. · September 3, 2011
  • @socalwithkids

    Be sure to explore the outside areas. There's so much to see & do! Take a walk up the hill and see the stream, water wheel, climbing wall, & more! Set aside a full day to spend here. More info below. Read more

    @socalwithkids · August 6, 2011

    One of the best things to do with kids in Pasadena! Read more · June 9, 2011
  • Tim

    Summer Camps happen from late July thru August. Call 626.449.9144 x5201 for more details. Sign-up today!

    Tim · April 23, 2011
  • Gene C.

    pumpkin festival is always a favorite for the kiddies

    Gene C. · November 6, 2010
  • Charles V.

    The gardens might be closed if there's an event. For the Pumpkin Festival and Halloween, they had a pumpkin and egg hunt for kids in the gardens. Call ahead to make sure the gardens are open.

    Charles V. · November 1, 2010
  • Trevor A. M.

    Another great thing to do in the LA area even if you are a visitor. Not that it is better than the big theme parks, but your kids will probably have a great time and talk about it as much as those bi

    Trevor A. M. · August 17, 2010
  • Pretty F.

    Great place for under 8 and under...bring a change of clothes and bathing suits for all the water areas lol...if you have a baby don't miss music time!

    Pretty F. · August 12, 2010
  • Phyllis T.

    Great place to take your kids. Esp. in the summer. Bring an extra set of clothes 'cuz your kids will get wet with the great water activites

    Phyllis T. · June 13, 2010

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