Water Play

Kidspace's water features invite and encourage kids to splish-splash to their heart's content. We suggest that parents bring towels and an extra change of clothes for the children...or for themselves!

NOTE: Children will get wet at water features. Remember a towel, water shoes, and/or a change of clothes.


Kids' Basin

Here, you will encounter a rain shower, just like the Arroyo Seco habitat! As rain falls periodically, the basin fills with a few inches of water causing a surge towards the water play areas below. Learn about conservation and watch the story of this vital natural resource and its habitats as it flows down through the Outdoor Learning Environments. The Kids' Basin sits just below the covered bridge in the Kidspace gardens.


The Interpretive Arroyo

Kidspace’s “Interpretive Arroyo” is a mini-model of Pasadena’s own Arroyo Seco, with gentle, rolling water, real arroyo stones found around the Kidspace grounds, and native plants. With periodic "rain" off the covered bridge, the Interpretive Arroyo provides a perfect setting for children to learn about the water cycle as they splash around.



Splash Dance Fountain

Play in the water during a hot day! The Central Courtyard is the hub of activity at Kidspace, and its centerpiece is this magical water feature. You can also take a break beneath the shade of California sycamore trees, or have a snack from the Kidspace Café at one of the outdoor patio tables. Underground jets create gentle squirts of water that entertain and delight.



Water Symphony

Play the drums with water guns and hear what sounds it makes!