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Kidspace Children's Museum

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Address: 480 N Arroyo Blvd, Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA 91103-3269
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+1 626-449-9144
09:30 - 17:00
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One of Southern California's premier family destinations, Kidspace...

One of Southern California's premier family destinations, Kidspace Children's Museum is located on over 3.5 acres in Pasadena, CA, with more than 40 hands-on exhibits, as well as daily interactive activities and programs. The mission of Kidspace is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. Admission is $11 for adults and children, infants under 1 are free.

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Fun, friendly children's museum. Very clean, many activities available. Exhibits are in different buildings, and many activities are outside....so this should be considered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristi J
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, friendly children's museum. Very clean, many activities available. Exhibits are in different buildings, and many activities are outside....so this should be considered before visiting on a rainy day. Staff is excellent...engaging, knowledgeable, helpful.

Thank Kristi J
Kidspace H, Manager at Kidspace Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we hope to see you back at Kidspace! More 

Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Pricey, so that's why only 3 stars. The average working family would probably not be able to afford this museum. At $13 for each adult and each child a family of 4 would pay $52. That prices out working class families.

1 Thank Sheila S
Kidspace H, Manager at Kidspace Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for this feedback Sheila. Kidspace is continuing to work on access programs like reciprocal partnerships, free nights, and admission discounts so that all families can experience the museum. We hope to see you again! More 

Loma Linda, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My daughters are 4 and 6 so I worried about whether or not they both would be interested in the activities and sights that the museum had to offer but it was perfect for their age group. They made friends, played with clay, dipped their feet in the little man made river, learned about how air pressure and magnets work,... More 

Thank MommyOnAFunMission
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Perfect place to let them run and get the wiggles out. Very artsy and creative. A one of a kind place in the area for kids. Perfect park location. The food was good. I have nothing but the best referral to take your little ones here while in town.

Thank Californiamamma
Kidspace H, Manager at Kidspace Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review, hope to see you again! More 

Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Whenever our great grandkids come for a visit, they have to go to Kidspace. There are lots of opportunities for creative interaction -- the last project that came home was a bee made from a plastic water bottle and an assortment of other plastic salvage pieces, straws, hairpins, etc. -- terrific!

Thank Joseph H
Kidspace H, Manager at Kidspace Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your Kidspace experience, hope to see you again soon! More 

Laurel, Maryland
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193 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were there with a 5 year old and a good time was had by all. I have been to many children's museums and this one had a good variety of activities, both indoors and out. There were areas that allowed for art, dress-up, fossils, climbing and outdoor activities that explained some of the laws of physics in fun ways.... More 

Thank Mark H
Kidspace H, Manager at Kidspace Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this feedback and sharing your experience. We are hoping to work with service learning group leaders more closely this year to reach a higher level of engagement and growth potential for these younger volunteers, as well as recruit more adult volunteers for large events. More 

Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Staff is friendly and venue is nice, however, it is too small to make it worth your child's time. Too crowded with too little to do. Maybe on a slow day it will be worth it but not on a Weekend with many people around.

Thank StonewallJackson2015
Glendale, California
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926 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and a large area outdoors for the kids and the inside is great as well...learning made fun

Thank travelshooter71
Malibu, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I brought my two grandchildren there for a birthday, (ages 3,4) and although the museum certainly has potential, it suffered from disorganization & inadequate staffing and maintenance. Staff didn't appear to be well-trained and knowledgeable and were ill prepared for the most part to guide kids through the exhibits. The science experiments had no instruction/leadership and the kids were basically... More 

Thank zumanbabe
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100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We took our near 2 year old grandson here to explore... what an excellent place, especially the outdoor science park. In fact we all enjoyed it so much that we bought our son's family a 1-year membership so they can take the kids back a lot. There's a nice little space for sitting down and having a cool drink or... More 

Thank Richard M

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