California Kids Museums,
BERKELEY Habitot Children's Museum habitot.org
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Habitot Children's Museum was created to nurture and enrich the lives of young children, their families, and the adults who care for them by providing an environment for early childhood learning and exploration, parenting education, and community outreach. Toy lending library and many great programs offer early learning opportunities.
HEMET Fingerprints Youth Museum fingerprintsmuseum.com
123 S. Carmalita Street
Hemet, Ca 92543
Exhibits include Television Station, Paleo Pit, Bank of Hemet, Rock Wall, Grocery Store, Water Exhibit, Police Department, Book Nook, Doctors Office, Motion Machine, Emergency Services, Craft Room are exhibits aligned with state standards. Fingerprints is a fun, safe environment for your children to
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IRVINE Pretend City Children's Museum pretendcity.org
Irvine, CA 92618
Pretend City Children's Museum provides children with unlimited opportunities to develop creativity and learn through purposeful play. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization.
LA HABRA - La Habra's Children's Musuem lahabracity.com
301 South Euclid Street
La Habra, CA 90631
The Children's Museum at La Habra opened in December 1977 and is located in a historic 1923 Train Depot. It features 7 galleries and 14 different hands on exhibits, many of which remain unique to the field today. In addition to these exhibits, an outdoor dinosaur topiary and historic 1942 caboose, the Museum features an exhibit which changes 4 times a year. The Children's Museum at La Habra was the first children's museum to open west of the Rocky Mountains, and was one of only a few such museums to open on the West Coast during the 1970s. The Children's Museum welcomes local, national and international visitors. Children can ride a kid-size carousel, take a walk in T-Rex's footprints, pet an Arctic fox, pump gas, drive a bus, dress up and perform, and dig for fossils all in one afternoon!
LODI World Of Wonders Science Museum wowsciencemuseum.com
2 North Sacramento Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, sight and more at the World of Wonders (WOW) Science Museum in Historic Downtown Lodi, where hands-on exhibits stimulate discovery for all ages. If you've ever been to the San Francisco Exploratorium, then you know exactly what the World of Wonders is.... a fascinating, motivating and fun place where children and adults can learn about the world around them through science!
LOS ANGELES Zimmer Children's Museum zimmermuseum.org
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Discovery Plane --Pilot the Zimmer Plane for a journey to distant lands. This real plane is equipped with navigational tools, electronic controls panel and flight simulation, so you can travel to Israel, Mexico, or wherever your imagination takes you! youTHink, Giant Tzedakah Pinball,Rhythms of the World, Wishing Wall, Water Ways, giant, magnetic safari wall and many things to see and explore.
OAKHURST - Children's Museum of the Sierra childrensmuseumofthesierra.org
49269 Golden Oak Drive, Suite 104
Oakhurst, CA 93644
This is not a collecting museum in the traditional sense. That is one of the primary ways in which it differ from other museums. The children's museum uses teaching collections, providing objects to be handled, learned from and explored by the inquisitive participants.
OAKLAND Museum of Children's Art mocha.org
538 Ninth Street
MOCHA provides hands-on arts learning experiences for children and their families.
OXNARD Gull Wings Children's Museum gullwings.org
418 W. 4th Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
The Museum features hands-on exhibits designed to make a child's imagination soar. For close to 25 years, the nonprofit Museum has provided high quality educational programs and exhibits to children aged toddler to 12.
PASADENA - Kidspace Children's Museum kidspacemuseum.org
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103,
Nestled in Pasadena, California's Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl Stadium, is Kidspace Children's Museum, Southern California's "Premiere Children's Museum." With just about four acres of land, Kidspace has over 25 interactive exhibits, in addition to gardens, arroyo streams, and frequent daily/weekly activities. Designed for kids between 12 months and 10 years old, Kidspace provides children the opportunity to explore the physical, natural and environmental sciences while having a lot of fun. While at Kidspace they can dig for fossils, climb 40 foot towers, see a real bee hive, or even start an earthquake. In addition to the regular programs and events, Kidspace also offers parenting classes, camps, art and it is the perfect place for birthday parties.
SAN DIEGO - New Children's Museum thinkplaycreate.org
200 W. Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
NCM is designed for children of all ages, from toddler to teen. Some areas and activities are age specific—like Barn Dance for toddlers and the Teen Studio for teenagers—while other parts of the Museum are designed to engage children of all ages. Galleries have included Current Studio Workshops
Midden Monsters, Polar Vault, Sea Urchins and Midden Plarn, Splash Art! and Vik Muniz Workshop: Pictures of Garbage
SAN DIEGO - San Diego Children's Discovery Museum sdcdm.org
320 N. Broadway Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
Imagination Playground, Rokenbok and Rokenbok machines where each building set or remote control machine can be enjoyed alone, or as part of an ever-growing world, Keva Planks, Light Table where you learn about colors at a light table, Imagination Stage, Explorer Discovery Sailboat and many attractions and learning areas allow kids to have fun, play and learn.
SAN FRANCISCO Children's Creativity Museum creativity.org
221 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
studios and exhibits are facilitated by skilled artists and C.I.T.Y. Guides. Imagination Lab, Animation Studio, Design Studio, Innovation Lab, Music Studio, Movie Studio, Community Lab, Spiral Gallery
SAN JOSE - Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose cdm.orG
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110
Over 28,000 square feet of semi-permanent and travelling exhibits address the educational and cultural needs of CDM's audience through the themes of Connections, Community and Creativity.Exhibit themes have included: Mammoth Discovery! Art Gallery The Art Loft Bubbles Cornhusk Dolls Current Connections Kids' Garden Rainbow Pizza and Market Secrets of Circles Streets Theatre WaterWays Wonder Cabinet
SAN LUIS OBISPO - San Luis Obispo Children's Museum slocm.org
1010 Nipomo Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
The San Luis Obispo Children's Museum offers three floors of exhibits and an outdoor play yard. Museum staff members are located on each floor to assist guests during their visit. See Zoomtown, Farmers' Market, Clocktower, Bubblegum Alley, Volcano, Exploration Caves and more.
SANTA ANA Discovery Science Center discoverycube.org
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Orange County's leading destination for hands-on science fun. Guests can explore more than 100 interactive exhibits in themed areas. Discovery Science Center (DSC), a 59,000-square-foot learning facility designed to spark children's natural curiosity.
SANTA BARBARA Children's Museum Santa Barbara Opening in 2013 childrensmuseumsb.org
SANTA ROSA children's Museum of Sonoma County (building a permanent facility to open in future) cmosc.org
SAUSALITO Bay Area Discovery Museum baykidsmuseum.org
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
With its panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge—deep in the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the museum's setting is unique among the world's children's museums. To this extraordinary backdrop,you'll find a 7.5 acre, indoor-outdoor environment that harmonizes nature and nurture.
TEMECULA Pennypickle's Workshop pennypickles.org
Temecula, California 92590
Pennypickle's Workshop - the Temecula Children's Museum is home to the Professor. It is located in a 7500 square foot facility cluttered with hands-on inventions, gadgets, experiments...and kids won't even know they're learning as they play! Located in the heart of Old Town Temecula, Pennypickle's Workshop (formerly called the Imagination Workshop) is the winner of numerous awards.
TRUCKEE - KidZone Museum kidzonemuseum.org
11711 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
StarFish Enterprise with Imagination Playground
VISALIA - ImagineU Interactive Children's Museum imagineumuseum.org
700 East Main St.
Visalia, CA 93279
The museum provides a learning center of possibilities and promise, a family place where children and parents can learn about themselves, each other and the world we live in through explorations, interactions, role-play and direct experiences. Exhibits have included okut Planter Box, Plug It In/Six Ways to Make Electricity, Train Exhibit, Bernoulli Blower, ImagineU Medical Center, ImagineU Dental Center, Toddletown, Observation station/ Rocks and Minerals, Diggin' It, Kaleidocorner/KaleidoDraw, Multilingual Marke, Imagination Theater, Let's Make Music!, Gravity Well, Energy Efficiency Mural, 1954 Fire Truck and so much more!