Busy Bee Store | Kidspace Museum



Busy Bee Store

Museum stores are a resource for the community, help support their organizations, and enable guests to take a piece of Kidspace home. Our goal in the Busy Bee Store is to inspire play, engage families in learning together, and promote Kidspace's mission of nurturing the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences.


Where is the Busy Bee Store?

Located to the left of the Kaleidoscope entrance, the Busy Bee Store features imaginative and hands-on products that enhance the Kidspace experience. Themes include dinosaur, science & engineering, garden, early learner, active & dramatic play, bugs, healthful family living, and arts & crafts. There is a wide selection of book titles, builder toys, and games to inspire curious minds.

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What are the Store Hours?

Please note that Kidspace Children's Museum is temporarily closed, but Busy Bee is still selling books and toys. You can shop online or email special requests to store@kidspacemuseum.org.

Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Free Family Nights: 9:30am to 8:00pm
Mondays - Open on Monday Holidays and May 4 through Labor Day, 2020

Learn More About Kidspace Hours & Admission



Are there Discounts at the Store?

Museum admission is not required to browse the store. The following groups enjoy a 15% discount on in-store, merchandise purchases.

  • Kidspace Members with Active Membership Card (online & in-store)
  • KCRW Radio Subscribers with Fringe Benefits Card (in-store only)
  • KPCC Radio Subscribers with Membership Card (in-store only)
  • Classroom Teachers with Valid ID or Credentials (in-store only)



Busy Bee Recommends...

In the Busy Bee Store, we try to help each child and parent find an item that will continue their Kidspace experience at home. We ask families what animals they met, what exhibit or program was their favorite, what stories they heard at story time, or what they created in Storyteller Studio or Imagination Workshop. We want to help continue your explorations, and also pass on the gift of play by helping you select gifts for birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and more.


Top 5 Year-Round Sellers:

Snake Plush

Mix or Match Vehicles


Mighty Mini Plush

Soft Animal Replicas


Store Activities

  • Product Play- Various building and learning toys are available for demo in the store
  • Magnet and Dry Erase Play - Write notes on our dry erase board or play magnetic games
  • M.A.D.ness - Member appreciation days at participating institutions happens twice a year
  • Museum Store Sunday - the Sunday after Thanksgiving each year to encourage shopping at your local museum stores for the holidays

Need help or have a request? Contact the Busy Bee Store at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5223 or store@kidspacemuseum.org  

Busy Bee on the K-Blog

Earth Day! Promote Environmental Stewardship

April 22 is Earth DayGaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin founded Earth Day in 1970, as a means of bringing attention to environmental issues. Sometimes talking about the environment with our kids can be scary when questions of climate change, extreme weather, and melting glaciers come up.


Spring Time Means Caterpillar Time

Kidspace's annual Butterfly Season is March 16-April 30 for 2019, which includes Caterpillar Adoptions! Caterpillars may be the easiest pet your kids will ever want to take home.  Take advantage of this magical program to teach children about the natural world and observe the stages of metamorphosis. 


Valentine Family Traditions

What are the Valentine's Week traditions in your family? Do you make cards, call grandma, bake cupcakes, or have a date night? One of the traditions we've had for years at our house is reading Consider Love by Sandra Boynton on Valentine's Day and then take turns writing in the back of the book one thing we love about our family.


Kidspace for the Holidays (2018)

Give the gift of PLAY this year by shopping at Kidspace! What do we offer? Everyday at Kidspace we offer kid-driven experiences, meaning we facilitate space for families to engage with exciting exhibits and projects that inspire them to learn and grow together. Through PLAY, Kidspace is the gift that keeps on giving! We offer memberships, gift cards, and lots of toys and books to inspire curious minds.



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Admission & Store Policies

Admission Policy

Museum Admission is nonrefundable. All guests in the party must be present at the time of their Kidspace admission purchase. Each guest must receive a hand stamp as their ticket for the day. Only paying guests and checked-in members may go beyond the store or café areas. Please have stamps visible and/or receipts accessible for verification if prompted throughout the Kidspace campus or for re-entry.  All credit card transactions must have a matching photo ID present. The Museum does not accept expired coupons or passes. Promotional coupons or vouchers must be printed or in their original form for redemption, copies will not be accepted. Discount prices and coupons cannot be combined. Kidspace is not responsible for third-party sites hosting outdated information about the facility and will not accept discounts published without the museum’s permission.

Store Policy
The Busy Bee Store is monitored through security cameras for the protection of our staff and merchandise. No eating or drinking is allowed in the store to help protect our merchandise. Please ask an Associate for help looking at an item on high shelves or inside the packaging, do not use steps, climb on displays, or open merchandise packaging. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the store at all times.

Personal Checks & Credit Cards
Personal Checks will not be accepted for the sale of merchandise, admission, or membership. All credit card transactions must have a matching photo ID present.

Gift Redemption Policy

There is no cash back from redeemed Gift Cards or Certificates, unless under $10 in change. Kidspace Gift Cards can be used for admission, merchandise, membership, and special programming, but cannot be redeemed at Bean Sprouts Café. Paper Gift Certificates are no longer issued and are only active and redeemable with the valid receipt number printed on the certificate from the original purchase.

Merchandise Return Policy
Present a valid Kidspace sale or gift receipt for merchandise within 60 days of purchase and a full refund (per original tender – cash, gift card, or credit card, store credit if gift receipt presented) will be issued. If no receipt is presented or it is more than 60 days from purchase, a store credit will be issued if the merchandise is verified as current and still in original packaging with a Kidspace price sticker. Returned items without a receipt are credited at the lowest sale price. There are no returns on clearance merchandise. Kidspace has the right to refuse returns if the merchandise is not in resalable condition or as it was purchased. Returns and redemptions can only be issued with a valid photo ID. 


Please Note:

The museum reserves the right to refuse admission, revoke membership, control occupancy, or eject any person whose behavior is deemed by management to be disorderly or fails to comply with the Kidspace Code of Conduct.

View Kidspace Membership Policies, Museum Facility Policies, or ask an Associate for printed copies.