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Performer Spotlight: Ryne Strom

3120 Hi Ryne! Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into magic and how long you’ve been performing?

Measuring With Natural Elements

Learn a fun way to teach your early learner about early math concepts, such as patterns, measurement, and numbers. For more information, visit our Events and Programs page.


Behind the Scenes at Pumpkin Festival!

A behind the scenes look, as we get ready for our 23rd annual Pumpkin Festival!

Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15

9:30am to 5:00pm

Kidspace Hosts 23rd Annual Pumpkin Festival

The 23rd Annual Kidspace Children's Museum Pumpkin Festival hosted by the Circle of Friends returns to Brookside Park, October 14 and 15 from 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Last year the event hosted almost 20,000 people from the Southern California region.

Artist Spotlight: Pat Brymer

Master puppeteer and puppet builder Pat Brymer has brought a very special guest to Kidspace…Television icon Lamb Chop, who is currently on exhibit in 3063 the Storyteller Studio! Lamb Chop, created by late puppeteer and ventriloquist Shari Lewis, first appeared in 1957 on Hi Mom, a local morning show that aired on WNBC in New York. A professional puppeteer and puppet craftsman, Pat Brymer partnered with beloved entertainer and ventriloquist Shari Lewis in 1978. Pat filmed over fourteen home videos with Shari over a period of ten years.

Performer Spotlight: Peanut


Where did the name “Peanut” come from?3016

Waste-free School Lunches

Did you know that every school lunch creates an average of 67 pounds of trash per school year? That equates to over 40,000 pounds of lunch annually for the average-sized middle school. With that waste comes increased pollution and the loss of valuable natural resources such as coal, oil, natural gas and trees. As parents we hope to leave behind a healthy planet for our children. One of the ways to do that is by educating children and working together towards a waste-free lunch.

Kidspace Welcomes 5 Millionth Guest!

Kidspace Children’s Museum welcomed their 5 millionth guest, the Renninger family, on Friday, June 30. The lucky family was awarded a 5-year membership to2994 Kidspace and a goodie bag of educational products and toys from the Busy Bee Learning Store. Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that includes almost 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor, interactive environments that feature more than 40 hands-on exhibits with daily programs and monthly events.

Elephant Toothpaste!

Elephant Toothpaste is a fun, and exciting experiment that you can try at home with your family! This project is for little ones 6+ and should always be supervised by an adult. You will need the following:

• Safety equipment such as gloves, and eye protection

• ½ cup 40 volume hydrogen peroxide (hair developer)

• 1TBS active dry yeast

• Recycled bottle

• ¼ cup warm water

• ½ teaspoon dish soap

Free Family Night – Fun for Everyone!

Every month Kidspace celebrates our amazing community with Free Family Night*, a themed evening with performers, take home activities, and open 2976 museum access for everyone. This year, visitors have experienced a traditional chalk throw during our Indian Holi Festival; made leis on Hawaiian Lei Day; enjoyed the mysterious music of the Theremin during Science Fiction night; and more.

But how do we make it all happen?

With the generosity of special partners, and supporters like you!