Kidspace Children’s Museum is bringing a lineup of fall activities for kids, from harvest handling and pumpkin decorating to costume parades and more.
With summer days gradually giving way to milder temperatures and smaller crowds in the greater Los Angeles area, it’s time to embrace the festive fervor lingering in the air. And fortunately for you, you don’t need to search far and wide for a solid roster of Fall-o-ween fun.
At Kidspace Children’s Museum, located 20 minutes northeast of Downtown LA, experience a fantastic array of fall activities for kids (and parents alike!) that are rooted in family bonding, seasonal excitement, and play-based learning now through October.
From outdoor harvesting exhibits to costume parades and Halloween celebrations, you’ll feel the autumnal spirit. Read on to discover each event so you and your family can get ready to gear up for a season of togetherness!
1. Harvesting Fun at Muddy Boot Farm
It’s harvest season at Muddy Boot Farm, Kidspace’s unique farm-to-table play space where tots run the entire show—perfect for a back-to-school playdate with your child’s bestie. Help your tiny farmers use a pretend wheelbarrow to prepare fall crops, pick produce from planting boxes, and explore a jumbo-sized chicken coop to choose their favorite eggs. If you have a young entrepreneur on your hands, make your way to the farm stand where they can run it by themselves and work the cash register, or serve up faux meals at the Muddy Boot restaurant.
2. Free First Fridays
Book a meet-up for your parent group the first Friday of every month at Kidspace Children’s Museum. Known as Free First Fridays, parents and kiddos can both explore the museum’s 3.5-acre campus (for free!) during the evening from 4 to 7 p.m. You’ll have the chance to hang with your pals while joining in on the fun with your little learners across 40 interactive galleries and outdoor exhibits. Watch them ride one- or two-seater tricycles along a mini track, dig for fossils, see an active beehive, or climb through an underground ant tunnel. Parent tip: Reserve your tickets in advance on their website!
3. Kidspace Children’s Museum Halloween Celebration
Halloween fanatics, this one’s for you. Kidspace is kicking off the magical season on Thursday, September 28 and running through the end of October. Enjoy the timeless tradition of pumpkin decorating with your little ones for just $4, meet a slithering snake up close, and watch a magician put on a mesmerizing show. It’ll get your entire clan amped up for the holiday!
4. Daily Costume Parades
If your child hasn’t stopped begging to go to school in their Barbie or Spider-Man costume, Kidspace has just what you need to put their pleas at bay. As part of their month-long Halloween celebration, the museum is inviting children to take center stage in daily costume parades where they can march, dance, and strut their most festive ensemble. For a little extra sparkle for their guise, parade goers can make their own costume accessories at the on-site Imagination Workshop. Parades happen weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and on weekends at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Plan your visit to Kidspace Children’s Museum for fall activities for kids, and make sure to reserve your tickets in advance! Stay up-to-date on more exciting events coming to Pasadena by checking out their event calendar every month.