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The Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena has a full slate of programs for kids and parents throughout February.

Here’s the rundown:

Pop-Up Program: Physics of Sports, Saturday & Sunday, February 3 & 4, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Come to Kidspace and observe the science of sports. Visit the Physics Forest for exhibit demonstrations with an Educator to learn about how a ball flies, a bat is swung, and how people use mechanical advantage to win the game. Support your team and wear your favorite jersey!

Free Family Night, Tuesday, February 6, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Pasadena is known for its collection of architecture and California Historical Landmarks. From bungalows to midcentury to modernist masterpieces, Pasadena architecture paints a three-dimensional picture of the California experience. Through “The Art of How We Live,” explore the patterns of Frank Lloyd Wright through a stained glass art project, let the Rose Bowl inspire you to build your own stadium, and join Kidspace for a special presentation at 6 p.m. Admission to Kidspace is free only during these hours.

Peter Rabbit Character Visit, Friday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Enjoy a special visit from Peter Rabbit from the upcoming movie release. The Peter Rabbit character will visit at intervals throughout the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. time. Fun prizes and giveaways (while supplies last).

Pasadena Civic Ballet Performance, Saturday, February 10, 1 p.m.: Pasadena Civic Ballet will visit Kidspace to demonstrate an interactive, highlight of their upcoming Cinderella production. Following their show, they will hold a Q&A session regarding performance and ballet. Then stick around to meet the dancers. One lucky family will win a family 4-pack of tickets to attend the full production.

Oliver Chin Author Visit, Sunday, February 11, 1:30 p.m.: 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Meet children’s book author Oliver Chin in Storyteller Studio for a very special reading of “The Year of the Dog” and also his newest picture book “The History of Ramen.” Storytime will be followed by a meet and greet with Oliver to autograph your book.

Ooey Gooey Weekend, Presidents’ Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, February 17 – 19, Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Come explore the ooey, gooey side of Kidspace in a weekend devoted to sensory play. Create craft dough poop sculptures and learn how scat helps us identify what animals eat. Get messy at the oobleck station. Learn about notable finger painting artists and make a slimy masterpiece of your own. Don’t miss the Kidspace trivia challenge and the opportunity to slime an Educator.

Glow Gallery Workshop, Series dates February 19, February 25, March 4, & March 9, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Curate and install your own pop-up art gallery on the evening of ArtNight Pasadena Friday, March 9. Workshop participants will produce and finish an original work suitable for the “luminescent” theme to be on display at Kidspace’s Glow Gallery for ArtNight Pasadena. Learn basic acrylic paint techniques, color theory, and an introduction to composition. For children ages 6 years and up. Fee is $75 per child for all three sessions. Registration is now available online at www.kidspacemuseum.org.

Performance on the Frog, GPAC, Sunday, February 25, 1 p.m.: The Garraway Performing Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring youth through the art of dance, and can’t wait to share their talents with you. Join Kidspace at 1:00pm at the Stone Hollow Amphitheater for a Performance on the Frog by the talented young members of GPAC.

Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena 91103. Admission is $14 for adults and children. Free for children under one year. For more information about Kidspace exhibits, programs, and other activities, visit kidspacemuseum.org.

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