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“Limited for toddlers”

Kidspace Children's Museum
Ranked #10 of 72 things to do in Pasadena
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We brought our 20-month-old granddaughter here. She enjoyed it, but we were surprised at the limited hands-on experiences for the toddler set.

One nice point was having a special room for the little ones (ECLC, Early Childhood Learning Center). If play areas are cross-overs with older elementary children, the toddlers are often over-run by the older kids and have little chance to try out the play areas. There was a crawl-through tunnel, basket chairs low enough for toddlers to get in and out safely, short slides, and lots of padding everywhere. It was also a nice surprise to have a storyteller arrive to read to the kids.

There is a bathroom conveniently connected directly to the play area. Socks are required for adults and suggested for the kids.

Outside there was a separate track for the toddlers with push trikes or trikes with pedals.

A lot of the outside interactive activities were interesting, but geared more to elementary children.

We were able to get our family discounts on the entry fee since we are members of a children's museum in our town that is part of the children's museum network.

Free parking is available.

Thank TravelingFan22
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Are you into art? or mud? or tricycles? or climbing? or spelunking like ants? or hot glue guns? or physics? or legless lizards? or building things? Then they've got that going on at kidspace.

If you're two adults and one kid (like us), it's spendy. But there was so much weird stuff going on. At first, our kid was over-stimulated and just ran from thing to thing, but once she settled in, it was hard to get her to shift to a new activity.

We eventually left with a doll we made in the craft area and the certainty that we'll be back.

Thank Sawadee28
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Took 5 grandkids here...ages 3-7..they loved it..lots of activities ...from walking among the dinosaurs...going into tunnels...riding bikes in a little track...they loved it..the staff was super helpful...both indoors and outdoor things to do...very close to the Rose Bowl...a great afternoon for the kids

Thank eyeu
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you're in the area and doing a visit, sure, but if you're planning to get a membership, I would recommend Discovery Cube over Kidspace Children's Museum for the price. Highlights are 3 climbing structures that kids can do in couple minutes. There are other exhibits but they're not as engaging nor educational as CA Science Center. Worth a visit if you're in the area, sure, but I keep going to Discovery Cube or CA Science Center instead of Kidspace.

Thank BigBoyA77
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

As an "adventure" for our 4-year-old granddaughter, we went to Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. It was a bit confusing to get there on the day we went because the Rose Bowl was hosting its monthly Flea Market the same day (the Rose Bowl is next to the Kidspace Children's Museum, which offers free parking in Lot I). Once inside the museum, it was all FUN for her. She loved the Pulleys, the Pendulum, the Giant Lever and riding on the tricycle track. Indoors, she liked climbing the "Tower," and making something at the "Found Art" table. She pretended to be "Indiana Jones" by discovering dinosaur bones and driving his all-terrain vehicle.

3  Thank Lena K
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Kidspace H, Manager at Kidspace Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We are glad the flea market crowd did not scare you off and that you had a wonderful day at Kidspace. Thanks for visiting and we'll see you next time!

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