Kid Stuff


Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Ever have that grandchild, nephew, niece or even your own son or daughter who’s just a wee bit picky or particular or particularly focused? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., otherwise known as Dr. Toy, is hoping to help solve your dilemma. Dr. Auerbach has “dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating, toys, games, and [...]

Artful Weaving

Artful Weaving

Learn the basic techniques of weaving with artist/weaver Cameron Taylor-Brown at the Norton Simon Museum. Discuss several paintings with unique color compositions in the galleries and select the one that most excites you. Then make a simple loom and create a woven work of art inspired by the painting. Teens are invited to work with [...]

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Bobbing, Churning, Shucking & Tossing

Does a little one in the family like to bake? Bake pies? The Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market welcomes bakers of the future to enter the Fall Harvest Festival pie baking contest Sunday, November 9th. Zagat’s Leslie Balla, the Pie Hole’s Matty and Lindsay Heffner, and Artisanal L.A.’s Shawna Dawson are the judges and the kid-baker [...]

Spooklandia, Flix & Tricks

Spooklandia, Flix & Tricks

Not interested in traipsing the neighborhood with the brood in tow? Instead of door-to-door, go store-to-store in Old Pasadena at One Colorado. Afterwards, a family photo may be taken, even with your favorite canine (if appropriately dressed). After trick or treating, rest your feet and indulge in a Mars bar while watching Mad Monster Party [...]

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Who know what lurks in the garden? Take a jaunt and discover who hangs out in the plants and trees! See what scary things nature has to offer on docent-led hikes through the garden. The will be Halloween crafts and other activities for children ages 10 and under. Come in costume if you’d like! (Official [...]

Halloween Fun, Halloween Haunts

Halloween Fun, Halloween Haunts

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 18th-19th, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Have the kids wear their costumes and they can join the costume parade. Visit the pumpkin patch and pick out a Halloween pumpkin. Crafts and activities will be offered, as well as face painting, a petting zoo, live music and performances, and with purchased tickets, [...]

Art & Soul

Art & Soul

Musical groups, art on display and for sale, a hot dog bar, and soda pop tasting are all on the program at Friends in Deed’s fall event during ArtWalk. Also included is a silent auction (3:30-4:30 p.m.) that includes collectibles and what they’re calling “Christmas Disneyana.” The afternoon will also have Klezmer Klarinets and G&G Jazz. [...]

Stomp Rockets, Monster Mug Shots & Bubble Artists

Stomp Rockets, Monster Mug Shots & Bubble Artists

Partnering with the citywide AxS Festival that runs through October 5th, Kidspace is working the “curiosity” theme by inviting kids “to investigate Newton’s third law with stomp rockets, experiment with paper airplanes, and explore the principles of flight with kite creation. Tuesday, October 7th, is Family Night: Explore legends and myths of different cultures with constellation [...]

Draw On, Pasadena

Draw On, Pasadena

Was it just this past weekend or do you have to dig deep, going back years or even decades to remember drawing on the sidewalk or watching as your child or grandchild did? On Saturday, October 25th, kids of all ages are invited to grab some chalk and draw on the sidewalk during “Draw On, Pasadena” presented by Big Draw L.A. [...]

Touch-a-Truck

Touch-a-Truck

Get ready kids-under-eight! Imagine earth movers, dump trucks, cement mixers, and garbage trucks. Imagine climbing, touching, honking, and “driving.” On September 20th, the Southern California Children’s Museum presents the 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck at Santa Anita Park. The event is designed for kids under eight years old and between 9 and 10 a.m. a horn-free hour [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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