Want to take your kids camping this summer without having to plan, pack, or set up a tent? Head to Kidspace Children Museum’s in Pasadena for their “Kidspace Campout” event that lets kids 10 and under experience the great outdoors in an interactive way. 

Pretend play camping at the Kidspace Children's Museum Campout

Kidspace Campout brings together the best summer moments for families—all in one location. All your kiddo needs is some sunscreen, a swimsuit, and their wild imagination.

Keep reading to discover six adventures at the indoor-outdoor museum that await your family!

Hit the road

The tricycle carwash at Kidspace Children's Museum

As a nonprofit children’s museum, Kidspace is all about kid-driven experiences. Kids can kick off their summertime adventure by riding trikes over the “Golden Gate Bridge” and through a tunnel. A road trip minus the traffic? Yes, please! Pull over at Kirby’s Pit Stop for a quick car wash and to recharge. 

Stop in for a sing-a-long

The bonfire singalong at Kidspace Children's Museum

Make unforgettable memories at a campfire sing-along. Throughout the day, Stone Hollow Amphitheater invites campers to gather ‘round the fire, complete with (pretend) fire and marshmallows. Watch your kid have a blast singing, telling stories, and making new pals.

Be one with nature

Pretend boats at Kidspace Children's Museum

There’s nothing like getting a fresh catch when you’re camping! Kids can put on a life vest, grab a net, and go “fishing” in Winding Willow Lake, a whimsical blue-sand play area with a boat and toy fish. Another great way for them to get immersed in nature is dressing up in costumes that represent local wildlife. Don’t forget to snap pics of the campsite’s cutest hawks, bears, and frogs. 

Splish, splash, celebrate 

Playing in the stream a the Kidspace Children's Museum campout

Water play is one of the best ways to cool down from the California heat. Little ones will love climbing and splashing their way through the Arroyo Grande and playing in the sand as the water flows through Arroyo Pequeño. 

Get crafty

Costume play at Kidspace Childrens' Museum Campout

Calling all makers. The camp craft cabin is your headquarters for all things arts and crafts! Make name tags, a noisemaker, friendship bracelets, and more. Plus your little crafter can take home their awesome creations.

Enjoy some R&R

A picnic at the Kidspace Children's Museum Campout

Everything you need to chill out at the perfect campsite is here. Whether your crew wants a tent in the woods or a camper with a view, Kidspace Campout provides the best backdrop for family bonding. Bring your own picnic or purchase food on-site at Bean Sprouts Café. Better yet, there’s no need to worry about bears looking for a snack on these campgrounds!

Ready for adventure, imagination, and family fun? Visit Kidspace Campout at Kidspace Children’s Museum this summer! 

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