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Not Just a Museum Gift Shop

The Busy Bee Learning Store is a great resource for parents, caregivers, and teachers, as well as a specialty shopping destination in Pasadena. We feature fun and educational products to spark the imagination and creativity in every child. And we have a Water Vortex!

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Holiday Shopping with Busy Bee

‘Tis the season once again to find the best toys and books for our kids! The Busy Bee Learning Store at Kidspace is not only a gift shop for daily guests at the museum and its members, but also a great community shopping resource. Our goal in the Busy Bee Learning Store is to inspire play, engage families in learning together, and promote Kidspace's mission of nurturing the potential of all children. You will find our store jam-packed with books, toys, and plush for infants to age 10.

Water and Fog and Lights…Oh, My!

"Kidspace is where my son and I often spend our Wednesday afternoons. His favorite thing is water play, so bringing back the fountains would thrill him!" Joellyn shared this comment when she made a Bring Back the Splash! gift online.

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Let's Celebrate the NICCU Reunion!

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On Sunday, April 2, Kidspace and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will come together to co-host 800 of CHLA’s Newborn & Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU) graduates and their families for an evening of play, fun, and laughter.

Mathematics in Early Childhood

 

Storyteller Studio Opening November 13!

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Join in the celebration and tell your tale at Kidspace’s new Storyteller Studio! Activities will include making sock puppets and costumes, group storyboarding, enjoying story times around the museum, and listening to roaming minstrels. Also, don’t miss a special puppet show and a workshop on puppeteering techniques! The opening will take place on Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Critters on the Move, Oh My!

If you have been keeping up with Kidspace news, you already know that we are in full swing with some major changes around here. We have said goodbye to Bugsy’s Diner and the Bug Inn, and are eager to welcome the Storyteller’s Studio in mid-November.

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22nd Annual Kidspace Pumpkin Festival Presented by HomeStreet Bank, KIND, and K12.com

PASADENA, CA (September 15, 2016) – The 22nd Annual Kidspace Children’s Museum Pumpkin Festival hosted by the Circle of Friends returns to Brookside Park, October 15 and 16 from 9:30a.m.–5:00p.m. each day.  Last year, the event hosted more than 20,000 people from the Southern California region.

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THUMBS UP! for Kidspace

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Did you hear the news?  Kidspace is very close to completing the Campaign for the Future of Kidspace, which has been transforming the campus for the last four years.

We are calling on you to help us cross the finish line!

Make the Most of Summer Family Outings

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Trips to museums, the zoo, and outdoor concerts are fantastic summertime experiences for the entire family.  Taking the entire family to a fine art museum or concert in the park can be a formative and positive experience.  Many of my favorite childhood memories are of visiting museums and local landmarks with my family.  I’ve worked in museums, theme parks, and theaters for most of my career and I hope these simple tips can help you make the most of your family outings.