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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.

 

Mission:

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

 

Core Values:

LEARNING:
  • 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.

CHILDREN:
  • 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.

COMMUNITY:
  • 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.

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History

 

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