Kidspace Children's Museum

Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena: Hours, Address, Kidspace Children's Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kidspace Children's Museum
4.5
Children's Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 $14.95 for adults and children, infants under 1 are free.
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snootchiebootchies
Calgary150 contributions
Feb 2020
We've visited many children's museum and this is definitely one of the better ones. Our favorite by a fairly large margin is still the one in Indianapolis but our children certainly loved this one as well. We made our visit to Kidspace in February on a Friday. It was a nice day, which was fortunate as most of the best stuff was outdoors (the physics park, Arroyo Adventure area). Our kids are 7 and 6 and I thought they were the perfect age for this museum. We spent about 5 hours there and they could have kept going. Only drawback was that the adults have to pay the same admission price as the kids. I know adults have to pay at the Indianapolis museum but I would argue there is more for adults to do at the Indianapolis museum besides just supervising their children. Kidspace does allow folks to bring in their own food and snacks, which helps those on a budget.
Written February 27, 2020
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We really appreciate this feedback and thanks for visiting Kidspace!
Written March 3, 2020
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Claphamite
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I visited with a 2 year old, a 4 year old and a 6 year old. All of them enjoyed the visit. There all sorts of things for young children to do… real thought has gone into the exhibits. There is a good mix of science, nature, free play / climbing and arts / crafts so there is something here for every young child.
Written April 16, 2022
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Lena K
Fullerton, CA2,290 contributions
Nov 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.
Written December 7, 2017
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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!
Written December 8, 2017
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Wander541705
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Review for Ariana, employee at the front entrance. 12/22/21, Weds.

With my preschooler first in line at 10a.

Show to Ariana we have a membership and she says we need a reservation.

Say to Ariana can we use our sock skating reservation email, show it to her, and she glances briefly and tells us no, we need a general admission reservation.

Ask Ariana to confirm so though we made a sock skating reservation that we need to make a separate general admission reservation and she tells us yes. (It's been three weeks since I made the reservation and I remembered it was all taken care of). She asks would we like to make an 1130a reservation.

An hour and a half wait is an eternity for a preschooler, this will mess up lunch and nap time and she was excited for Kidspace so I tell her I have to think about it. Tell my kid what's happened and she looks sad but hopeful.

Carry my kid playground, decide we will make it work somehow, carry my kid back to make the reservation.

Carry my kid again to playground, check my email and see general admission IS included in the sock skating reservation. (My general recollection and trust in the process were right, but didn't count on an incapable Ariana).

Carry my kid back yet again to Kidspace again, my kid is looking confused so I have to explain to her what I'm doing.

Then I see Ariana and she sees me and she makes me feel like I'm the unreasonable one. I say to Ariana about the email, and she tells me I only asked about the membership being acceptable for entry which isn't true. I say to her I did ask her if sock skating reservations include general and that I showed her the email and she denied me ever saying or showing this.

So she gaslit me because she had no clue how to admit people which is her only job.

I don't know if it's because I was first in line and she's new or what, the other employees were nice enough, if it's a training problem or just Ariana, but this should never have happened.

Also the ball pressure cannon had a long line with kids being kids and grabbing as many balls as they can and finally an employee comes and says there's a three ball limit, being unfair to everyone who wait with more than three balls. Post a clearly visible sign if that's the policy

Huge disappointment
Written December 23, 2021
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imranmu
Overland Park, KS13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We went with our 7yr old and 5 yr old. Though they had a good time, I wouldn't recommend going here unless you are in the area or you club this together with another place to check out close to it. Maybe do this along with the flea market next door. Spending 3 hrs here should be a good amount of time.
Written October 18, 2021
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gigibov
8 contributions
Jun 2015
My son is 9 and a half and this place would have been perfect a few years ago. Remember to take clothes and shoes to get wet in. It was 33 dollars for two adults and one child and we were done in about 30 minutes.
Written June 28, 2015
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MarketingDiva
Pasadena, CA338 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This is just the most perfect children’s museum! My little cousins love to come and just run free. They especially love making me climb to the very top of the leaf exhibit. We’ve been here a few times for birthdays and just because.
Written August 18, 2019
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This is wonderful to hear! Thanks for taking the time to share your Kidspace adventures. See you next time!
Written August 19, 2019
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S0ftball28
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
On Saturday (6/11/16), we took our 2 1/2 year old grand-daughter to Kid Space. She has been there several times when in town visiting. All that day, it was lightly raining and the water feature was not operating as it was also rather chilly for Southern California. While we were seated near the base of the ramp leading down from the ticket kiosk awaiting food to be delivered, our grand-daughter was walking around near our table. The concrete was very slippery due to rain and especially the build up of tree sap on the ground. She was wearing new tennis shoes with excellent traction - nonetheless, she slipped and landed on the back of her head.

Then in a matter of 5 minutes, three other children also slipped and landed on the back of their heads. We think that one of the children went unconscious for a brief period of time.

I spoke to a staff member about the danger to toddlers and the slippery ground and she told me that it was not her responsibility. I approached another staff member with the same result.

Once my grand-daughter calmed down (no serious injury to her, it appears at this time), my wife and her mother took her into the adjacent building while I walked over to the first aid building, to wit, the reaction to the dangerous condition was deplorable.

1) there was no emergency procedure to address such circumstances
2) nobody asked me to complete an accident report
3) I was given a small piece of paper ( 2" x 3") and was asked to write a note about it (as it was too small to be productive, I chose not to do so)
4) they called the manager and were told that she was busy and would be over in 15 minutes and that I should have a seat
5) I was told they were short of staff and were unable to cover the site properly
6) I generally found the staff to be rude and indifferent
7) Interestingly, while there was very thin staff coverage on the site throughout our visit, I saw at least 8 staff in the back room of the first aid building sitting around on their cell phones!

Wow!

The place has a rather profound leadership problem.

What would happen if something bad really happens?

The leadership should be ashamed of themselves
Written June 12, 2016
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slynnmirell
Pasadena CA USA33 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
There is always something going on for kids at the museum. My grandsons always rode the little cars and were wowed by the earthquake demonstration. They are teenagers now so they've outgrown it, but we had lots of fun here when they were younger.
Written September 9, 2015
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stanfordkuninrubin
Los Angeles, CA33 contributions
Aug 2015
This is a great place for children ages 2 - 10. There are many activities, from sorting plant seeds to crawling in an imaginary ant hole, and more. If the weather is warm, bring a swim suit, or at least a change of clothes, and sandals that can get wet, for playing in the many fountains. You don't have to bring lunch, since there is a place to get lunch on site.
Written September 9, 2015
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