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General Questions

May we eat at the museum?

Yes! Kidspace Children’s Museum offers dining and snack options that will make your visit even more enjoyable. Bean Sprouts Café is located to the right of the Kaleidoscope entrance. You are also welcome to bring in your own food, however, please no glass containers. Food may be eaten in our Central Courtyard or in the park in front of Kidspace, but may not be taken into the store or exhibit spaces.

What age children is Kidspace for?

The programs and exhibits at Kidspace are designed for children ages 10 and under.

How much time do families spend at the museum?

Families spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours at Kidspace depending on the energy level of the children and the adults. There are plenty of activities and programs to keep families engaged all day long. For more information please review Explore.

May I drop off my kids at the museum?

No. Kidspace requires that children be accompanied by an adult at all times while at the museum. Programming and exhibits encourages adult-child interaction and a dual learning experience.

May adults come to the museum without kids?

For the safety of all guests, unaccompanied adults must sign-in at the store on a designated form and present a photo ID. Unaccompanied adults must wear a button identifying them as a visitor for the duration of their visit. This policy is in line with others set forth by children’s museums across the nation for the safety of children.

May I bring my dog to the museum?

Dogs and other pets are not permitted inside Kidspace, with the exception of service dogs specially trained to assist disabled persons.

May I smoke at the museum?

No, there is no smoking, or tobacco products of any kind, permitted in the museum or in Brookside Park per City of Pasadena regulations.

May I bike to Kidspace?

If you and your family ride bikes to Kidspace, there are bike racks within Brookside Park adjacent to the museum. There are no racks or bike storage within the Kidspace facility. Please note that park bike racks require your own bike locks.

Where may I nurse my child?

As an institution that values children and mothers, you are welcome to nurse wherever you feel comfortable. For more privacy, there is a chair with curtain in ECLC, and also a Mamava station in Climbing Towers.

May I take photos at the museum?

Yes, you are welcome to take as many photos of your family’s experience at the museum as you would like. If you post on social media, remember to tag @KidspaceMuseum. If you are interested in taking photos for a publication, please contact

Can I volunteer at Kidspace?

Yes, we love working with our volunteers! For more information about our volunteer program please contact us.

Who can I speak with about donating items or animals to the museum?

Any requests to donate animals to the museum must be approved by our Programs Department,

Does the museum have free days?

Admission to Kidspace is free during Free Family Nights and during Pasadena ArtNight. Free Family Night is the FIRST Tuesday of every month from 4:00 – 8:00pm unless otherwise publicized. Pasadena ArtNight occurs 2 times per year in March and October on a Friday from 6:00 to 10:00pm (Note: Kidspace does not always participate in ArtNight depending on date.) Also, look for the annual Museums Free-For-All day in January when dozens of Los Angeles institutions open their doors for FREE.

Are there any other options for visiting the museum at a reduced rate?

Kidspace Family Memberships are a great option.  Memberships start at $90 and include unlimited FREE admission for up to four family members.  Visit the Kidspace Membership for more information. See also the Hours & Admission page to view discounts for EBT card holders, KCRW/KPCC subscribers, seniors, and military.

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