Open on Mondays from January through April.Paint a Car I confess that I was totally surprised at how great this little gem is. I had heard there was a small children's center in the area, so while vacationing in Palm Desert we decided to check it out. I was amazed. As you walk in the first large room there is a crazy octagonal rope thing. Thats the only way to explain it. :) Kids attach themselves to a colored rope and then twist and turn their way over and under other different colored ropes to get to the other side. About 4 colored ropes going at a time. My kids wanted to try again and again. The room is peppered with fun experiments and an archeological dig. Kids can practice weaving on a giant loom that creates part of the huge art exhibit that spans the great room. In the center of it all is PAINT A CAR. Yep, exactly what it sounds like. Kids put on apron and paint a car. The docents are very particular about keeping things clean, but not enough to dampen the fun. Once done visit the dress up room upstairs and check-out the play grocery store and pizza parlor. Across the courtyard is a section for older kids complete with K'nex car building with electric engines and race track. I was completely surprised at how fun this little place is and will visit it again next time we are out.