Our goal is to foster early childhood development by encouraging children to explore, discover and learn through play.
Our featured exhibits, which change periodically, provide learning opportunities for families with children up to age seven, through fun interactive repeat play activities.
Our mission is to inspire learning through creative play and discovery.
We strive to accomplish our mission by:
Offerings hands-on interactive experiences that activate curiosity,
Providing multi-dimensional educational experiences,
Investing in the healthy development of our children, and
Serving as a community mainstay for families.
The KidZone Museum is something you would so easily just pass by from the looks of it on the outside. Located on the high school grounds, it's an old Silo looking building. Once you step inside however, wow!! The whole building just comes alive once you enter with the entire ceiling painted like a blue sky with clouds. The building is not massive, but certainly houses a lot. An art room, an indoor playground, full train area, airplane, tree house and so much more. Our kids (3 and 6) loved checking this museum out and we will be back for sure!
So much play packed into a small museum and designed for children under age 7. Hours and hours of fun. Exhibits are creative and engaging. There is an art room, indoor play structure, science room, an airplane and other fun stuff. You can get information at www.kidzonemuseum.org on the fun free classes. Also, the summer camps are outdoors in the Sierra Nevada and great natural science hands-on learning.
I wish we had a place like this nearby, but none of the fantastic museums near us are as well thought out as this one. They have an indoor climbing structure, GIANT train table and do it yourself art! Plus the floor is heated, that made my day :) The art room is "self serve" so you can use paint, stamps, glue, whatever and just clean up when you are done. They have a rice table and a sand table plus lots of neat giant foam blocks to build with. There is a submarine in the back next to a black-light climbing wall room. It's like children created the place out of their own imaginations. We could have stayed all day, but got hungry and left around lunch time. So much fun, what a great place for kids!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Kid Zone! The perfect place to take the kids to play when the weather isn't great. There is a play structure, infant play zone and right now they have an underwater themed play area complete with sand tables, a fish tank, reading zone, and yellow submarine play area. They also have an art center. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the organization. They also help out within the community offering free transportation and entrance fees for underprivileged kids within the community.
In the winter this is the perfect little dome to escape the very chilly Truckee weather and in the summer their amazing camps and activities keep my kids happy and enjoying an outing! My daughter loves to come and play in the art room and my son and his friends head straight for the train tables or up the play structure!
Kidzone is a godsend if you are in the Truckee area and have very small children. Our daughter just turned one, and while there is plenty for older children to do in Tahoe, there's really not much here for little ones who are too young to ski or hike. We live in the area and take our daughter here often to burn off some energy and socialize with other kids her age. She loves coming here, and Mommy loves the great nap she takes when she's done playing ;) It is very clean and well-organized, the girls that work there are wonderful, and it's cheap! If you are in Tahoe and need something to entertain your little one for a couple hours, you definitely can't go wrong with Kidzone.
If you are on a family vacation near Lake Tahoe, chances are you have planned plenty of outdoors activities, whether it be skiing or swimming. But what about those days when the rain or snow make it impossible for the planned activities to take place?
Enter the KidZone Museum, a place that has helped us through many a dreary vacation afternoon. Aimed at families with preschool-aged children, the museum has lots of activities to stimulate kids both mentally and physically. The 'messy art' room is what I wish I had at home: unlimited supplies, low tables, and plenty of sinks available for post-art cleanup. The make-believe area provides kids with opportunities to explore other cultures, even as they play grocery store, and the climbing structure (indoors!) is the perfect solution for the rainy day crazies.
Admission is currently $7 per child, ages 1 to 17, and $5 per adult. The museum is a member of the Association of Children's Museums, so if you have a membership elsewhere, be sure to mention it when you arrive, so that you may possibly enjoy free admission.
Tucked away off the tourist track adjacent to Truckee High School is a fun little haven for the baby to preschool set. The Kidzone is a great place to play! My son is not quite ready to hit the slopes yet nor is he prepared for me to leave him in a snow camp all day while I ski. This was perfect fun for him though. Boasting an indoor playground, the Kidzone also has a train table, ample books to read and rockers where parents and kids can cuddle up and enjoy them together, a soft padded baby play area, an art creation center and a bunny to visit. The most impressive area in the center though was the Space Zone. It had a space shuttle to explore, moon terrain and a control center where there were lots of buttons and switches to touch. There was even a dress-up area where kids could try on soft kid-sized replicas of astronaut gear. My son loved it! The staff was friendly and helpful --- all kids present looked to be having fun.
The place is affliated with the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum so, if you have a membership there be sure to bring your card with you for admission.