STEAMing Through Summer

June 9 - August 4
STEAMing through Summer is an 8-week series that creates learning opportunities in a fun and interactive way. Weekly programming will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. In addition to STEAM programming there will also be an emphasis on Imagination, Nature, and Green initiatives. Each week will conclude with the Kidspace Book Club where participants can creatively share about the books they have read.


Join us for our STEAMing through Summer Kick-Off event on Saturday, June 9!

Learn about the first annual Kidspace Book Club, the great outdoors, and meet the GEM Sisters. The GEM Sisters will conduct a book reading at 1:00pm and will be available for a meet and greet afterwards!

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be onsite from 11:00am - 3:00pm to promote the importance of water conservation.

Learn the basics of compasses, more about outdoor ethics through the Leave No Trace program, and participate in a mini-map activity with REI.

Come see Battling Bots in the amphitheater and a 5-foot tall robot controlled by kids, presented by Rolling Robots. Register to build your own take home robot for an additional $15 HERE.




Week 1: Science
June 11 - June 17

Discover the principles of physics with 12 hand-on exhibits, participate in the daily bee dance program at 3:15pm, and earn research points in the Nature Exchange.

Featured Science Program & Performance:  On Saturday, June 16 at 1:30pm author Susan Lendroth will read and autograph her new book, "Hey-Ho, to Mars We'll Go!" Come one, come all on Sunday, June 17 at 1:00pm, to witness this amazing master of circus skills, all accomplished using the principles of physics. The Fantastick Patrick Show is an explosion of comedy and incredible tricks. 

Week 2:  Technology
June 18 - June 24

Explore the backdrop lights in Storyteller Studio and visit the Imagination Workshop for Technology Tuesday to explore electronics, circuits, and robotics.

Featured Technology Program: On Friday, June 22, Magikid Robotics Lab will host a brick structure building competition, provide coding opportunities to guide Wonder Workshop's Dash through the maze, and facilitate robot building activities in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.  

Week 3: Engineering
June 25 - July 1

Engineering opportunities await as you create river channels and sand castles in the Floor & Erosion Plain, grab some sticks and construct at Hidden Forts, and start building with the blue blocks at I-Play.

Featured Engineering Activity: On Saturday, June 30 discover your inner architect by helping to build a Kidspace Metropolis. Build, play and pretend to your imagination's delight by turning ordinary cardboard into an intricate Cardboard City. We'll provide the cardboard and tools and you provide the vision. Engineer your own toy with the help of ArtCenter College of Design from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Week 4: Art
July 2 - July 8

Express yourself by creating a song at Pepper Tree Music Jam, make a unique art piece at Mud & Clay, and put on a show at Storyteller Studio.

Featured Art Visit:  On Sunday, July 8 at 12:00pm meet children’s book illustrator Eren Unten for a special story reading from some of the books she has illustrated. Eren is an accomplished illustrator with clients that include: Hasbro Inc., Disney, Nickelodeon, and Penguin Random House. Come enjoy a meet and greet with Eren, get an understanding of her artistic process, and what it is like to be an illustrator.

Week 5: Math
July 9 - July 15

Count your way through Kidspace.  How many steps to the top of the Raindrop Climber, how many eggs in the ant hole, how many pulls does it take to reach the top of the pulleys exhibit? 

Featured Math Activity & Performance:  Make your own magical, Mathematical Potion Making in Arroyo Adventure! Enjoy a music and math performance by Rumbling Rhythms on Saturday, July 14, 1:00pm.

Week 6: Imagination
July 16 - July 22

Be transported to an imaginative world as you dress up to take flight at Arroyo Adventure's Hawk's Nest, join story time at Hidden Forts at 2:15pm daily, and participate in the first annual Kidspace Book Club where we will explore a new theme each week. 

Featured Imagination Performance:  On Sunday, July 22 at 1:00pm enjoy "The Really Awesome Improv Show," performed by the improv artists of The Second City Hollywood! The show features games that relies on audience suggestions and participation. It's great for the whole family and was voted "Best Kids' comedy Show" by Los Angeles Magazine!

Week 7: Nature
July 23 - July 29

Enjoy the many outdoor learning experiences that Kidspace has to offer. Stop by Harvest Corner to explore our seasonal crop, investigate the native plantings in Arroyo Adventure, and learn about our animal collection in the Nature Exchange. 

Featured Nature Program:  The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens is coming to Kidspace on Saturday, July 28! Learn about animals through biofacts and a hands on activity from 11:00am - 3:00pm. Go on a Nature Walk through Arroyo Adventure, and visit us during our Animal Encounter.

*Kidspace will be closing at 3:00pm on July 28 due to a Rose Bowl event.

Week 8: Green
July 30 - August 4

Go GREEN at Kidspace! Learn about the water cycle at the Interpretive Arroyo, and visit the water bottle re-filling station to stay hydrated and view the green counter to see the number of plastic bottles saved from waste by utilizing reusable bottles. 

Featured Green Program:  Learn the importance of water conservation from The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Saturday, August 4 with a virtual reality aqueduct tour and a bracelet activity. Also, take part in our first annual book exchange to conclude STEAMing through Summer.