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Mission & History

What is Kidspace?

Serving over 378,000 guests each year, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that is mainly outdoors featuring more than 40 hands-on exhibits, programs, and monthly events on almost 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child’s growth and development through explorations of natural environments, investigations in science, and artistic forms of expression that captivate the inquisitive and growing minds of children ages 1 to 10.



Nurturing the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.


Core Values:

  • We understand children and adults to be lifelong experiential learners.

  • We believe play is a fundamental avenue to learning.

  • We engage in best practices and innovative approaches to drive program design.

  • We believe all kids are curious explorers, engaged learners, creative and crital thinkers, thoughful individuals, and kind friends.

  • We thrive to offer experiences which serve the whole child and support them in exploring their interests, learning about themselves and the world around them.

  • We embrace diversity on all levels.

  • We seek out strategic partners.

  • We deliver exceptional service to our guests and community.

From the Association of Children's Museums:

A children's museum is a nonprofit institution that provides children with hands-on learning experiences and interactive activities, because children learn through exploration and play. The first children's museum, called the Brooklyn Children's Museum, was founded in the year 1899.





The historic Fannie Morrison Horticultural Center building at Brookside Park in the Arroyo Seco before restoration to become Kidspace Children's Museum.