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Truck Adventures!

Truck Adventures!
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We have it on good authority—a Hometown Pasadena reader who took her grandchild—that playing with trucks—big, bigger and mammoth trucks—is a blast-of-a-good time. Children of all ages and adults who are young at heart are invited to come to Truck Adventures on April 23 and get up close and personal with over 90 trucks and […]

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Though our temperatures have headed south and mornings of 46ºF feels more reminiscent of winter, March 20th is the first official day of spring and as such here is one of Pasadena’s annual spring activities… The Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace will be hiding hundreds of candy-filled eggs for Kidspace’s annual Easter egg hunt. In […]

SoCal Children’s Museum Moves to Colorado

SoCal Children’s Museum Moves to Colorado

The Southern California Children’s Museum has departed from their South Lake Avenue address and is moving to 459 East Colorado Boulevard, cater-cornered from El Paseo and across the street from FUMC Pasadena. SCCM emphasizes hands-on experiences for children—”quality early education options”—and was created by an eager group of parents. Past exhibits have included “Go Figure!”, […]

Little Yogis

Little Yogis

How about bonding with your little girl or boy while also helping them with coordination, focus, and concentration? Kidspace presents “Little Yogis” to be enjoyed by kids ages 3 to 5 years old with their mom, dad, guardian, or even a jammin’ grandmama or papa. Physical strength can be improved through yoga practices, and flexibility […]

Chocolate Wonders: Food of the Gods

Chocolate Wonders: Food of the Gods

  Etymologists trace the origin of the word “chocolate” to the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods.” —”A Brief History of Chocolate” (1 March 2008) by Amanda Fiegl, SmithsonianMag.com       Almost nothing […]

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Vampire Mermaids, Tyrannical Aliens & Magical Watches

Julia Edwards is a writer. A lover of writing. A groupie of words. And she wants to spread the delight and adventure of writing. Her 2-year-old StoryLab continues to expand its creative classes. The mission? Get kids to dig the written word. From treasure hunts to The Scallion student-created newspaper, from playwriting to create-your-own class, […]

Toying with Science

Toying with Science

Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Editor’s Note: We just received a phone call from Mary Herrera that the price for the evening show is not a flat $10, but $25 for kids and $10 for children. We were not (until now) on the Caltech media list and as such did not receive a press release for […]

Youth Ceramics

Youth Ceramics

Growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut one of the places to which I returned happily time and time again was what I knew only as Silvermine. Sitting in the passenger seat, trying not to get car sick as my mother drove down windy roads crowded with ancient trees and an endless canopy of greenery overhead, […]

Snow Days & Noon Year’s Eve

Snow Days & Noon Year’s Eve

Besides perfecting one’s snow angel-making and honing one’s snowball-making skills, kids can enjoy snow flakes crafts, the smells of winter, arctic animals, weeble wobble penguins, a winter wonder box, and messy winter art. It’s the annual winter wonderland of “Snow Days” at Kidspace, December 26-30. There will also be cookie decorating, a seedlings give-away, and […]

Wacky Winter Adventure & The Mousecracker

Wacky Winter Adventure & The Mousecracker

It’s being touted as The Nutcracker with mice, “and maybe some cheese.” It’s the “Wacky Winter Adventure” puppet show presented by Luce Puppet Company at One Colorado on December 22. It that’s not enough Nutcracker for the kiddies, as evening descends the Old Pasadena, the courtyard will be the location for The Mousecracker. This 1998 […]

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