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Caterpillar Days with Painted Ladies

Caterpillar Days with Painted Ladies

It’s time once again to choose a painted lady. As in a caterpillar. As in joining in Kidspace’s annual Caterpillar Days, which culminates in a Grand Butterfly Release. From April 3 to May 22, Painted Lady caterpillars are available in Kidspace’s Busy Bee Learning store (while supplies last, on a weekly basis). Folks are asked […]

2016 Egg Bowl

2016 Egg Bowl

If a crowd of 6,000 isn’t daunting for the little ones, the Rose Bowl hosts the 2016 Egg Bowl on Saturday, March 26 with over 60,000 eggs to find, including a lucky Golden Egg, and a festival that has live music, face painting, a bunny ear contest, balloon animals, pictures with Bunny and food for […]

Truck Adventures!

Truck Adventures!

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, […]

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