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Arroyo Adventure

Arroyo Adventure is a unique experience that invites children to discover adventure and uncover possibilities in the Arroyo Seco. This latest enhancement to the museum features 8 additional interactive exhibits in the Kidspace Gardens designed to connect your child with nature and inspire imaginative play.


Hawk's Nest

Climb your way up to the giant Hawk’s Nest where you can let your imagination soar as you look out over the trees. Use the ramp, stairs, rope bridge, or circular climber to reach the nest, also enjoy a "Baby Hawk's Nest" at ground level.

Flood & Erosion Plain

An opportunity for children to explore the effects of erosion on our physical environment by making channels through sand, building small dams, and using materials to control the flow of water.

Pepper Tree Music Jam

Under the shade of the pepper tree, this is a place where children can jam together and explore instruments made of natural materials.

Arroyo Art

Children will have an opportunity to weave, paint and draw on large frames and utlize natural materials and plants to create art.

Hidden Forts

Build forts and other structures out of natural materials.

Mud & Clay

Explore the properties of mud in the mud kitchen and create unique clay art pieces at our outdoor studio. Open daily, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Infant & Toddler Area

A quiet space for our youngest visitors, the sandy area will provide space for digging and exploring, with an adjacent rest area providing chairs and a changing table.

Gardens & Other Favorites

Take a stroll through the gardens and also enjoy the Interpretive Arroyo and Wildlife Pond, Harvest Corner, and Strata Rock Climb.


Arroyo Adventure Sponsors and Partners

Hidden Forts Area sponsored by Margot and Mitch Milias

Flood and Erosion Plain sponsored by The Ahmanson Foundation


Additional funding for the Pepper Tree Music Jam was provided, in part, by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.