Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum
4.5
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
About
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 $15.50 for adults and children, infants under 1 are free. Discounts available for seniors, EBT card holders and military.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wander541705
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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, KS23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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We are glad you and your children had a good time at Kidspace! There is so much to do in Pasadena that we agree, making it part of your visit!
Written August 3, 2022
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gigibov
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, CA320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, CA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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onep39
LA418 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
We went the day after some trees unfortunately fell on some children at the entrance and got some serious news attention. We hope the injured kids are OK.
The facilities seemed to be drastically minimized. Many if the outdoors paths were closed so there wasnt much to do, except for playing along the stream a d bike riding.
Inside it was good fun for the kids and very educational. However the real disappointment was the activity area where kids can build their own things with all the props that have. It would have been great if it wasn't for the very unhelpful assistants who seemed more concerned about packing up to get off at 4pm. When asked by our kids for help or suggestions their answers we're brief, not interested in helping and simply just "don't bother me go work it out yourself".
The experience could have been better.
Written July 31, 2015
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DawnGJ
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Kidspace is a hands on indoor outdoor children's museum for children ages 0-maybe 9. My 4 and 6 year old have been coming for years and still find it fun. We spend many visits in the physics outdoor space, the lazy river, green house, and indoor creature exhibits. We have yet to try out their newest exhibit indoors. The area is very friendly for families. Membership can now be purchased at different levels. We purchased the 6 month membership since we mostly go in the summer months and we have visited 4-5 times now.
Written July 21, 2015
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cahrcgjpc
Alexandria, VA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
Kidspace is a wonderful place for a visit with young children (under 8). There's lots of space for running around, riding carts and tricycles and walls to climb on or hide behind as well as turtles to visit The indoor activities are well laid out and challenging with lots of hands-on fun to be had.
Written June 30, 2015
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