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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!

Kidspace is a Passport to Success Destination!

Now that summer has begun it is time to face the truth once more: the kids are home all day, every day! Now you switch from being a taxi driver in the 2967 mornings to being a tour guide and activities director for your children. It seems like you have to come up with great activities every day to keep them busy, engaged, and having fun. It is easy to forget in all that excitement that the infamous “summer slide” is a real thing.

The Magic of Outdoor Play

Does a favorite song take you back to the first time and place you heard it? Does the smell of a baking cake remind you of your birthday? Does the feel of 2954 sand between your toes remind you of sun filled days at the beach?

Let the Summer Learning Begin!

2945 Summer break is upon us, an opportunity for playdates, family vacations, swimming pools, ice cream cones, and backyard BBQs. All the makings for cherished childhood memories. However, to the horror of teachers’ and parents’ alike, the summer can also be a time when some of what was learned during the school year is lost. Additionally, each summer a child isn’t learning has a cumulative effect that has a long-term impact on a student’s overall performance in school. EEK!

Family Guide to Arroyo Seco Weekend

Music runs through my blood. I grew up with several relatives in "the biz." I remember my first concert was Gary Puckett and the Union Gap at Sea World at the tender age of two! Since then, music has had a very important role in my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. With over 400 concerts under my belt, ranging from small local bands to producing showcases for large corporations with major headliners, I like to consider myself a music aficionado.

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