KidsPlay Children’s Museum operates over 11,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits where children age 1 to 10 practice pre-academic skills, build curiosity and explore through developmental play. KidsPlay hosted over 38,500 patrons and expanded visitor space by 140% in 2017. KidsPlay provides opportunities for informal family learning. The Museum presents learning concepts in ways that are meaningful and accessible to young children and enriches the educational landscape for families from across the socio-economic, cultural, and educational spectrum.
Play is … imagining, creating, expressing, collaborating, experimenting, constructing, persisting, innovating
Located in Torrington’s historic downtown and arts district, KidsPlay Children’s Museum is a destination designed for children 1 to 10 and their favorite adults. The Museum’s 11,000+ square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits foster curiosity and creativity. KidsPlay’s exhibits present learning concepts in fun-filled ways that are meaningful and accessible to young children.
The Museum’s daily programs guide children and their caregivers to actively explore their world and practice learning in a group setting. The core programs incorporate imagination, collaboration, exploration, and fun.
Major exhibits include:
The Maker Space is a facilitated exhibit where children are motivated by curiosity to engage in artistic expression and scientific creation with a variety of tools and mediums. In this space, children develop a vision of themselves as creators, problem solvers, and teachers to explore, experiment, persist, and innovate.
The Literacy Tree House is an enchanting exhibit that includes a variety of interactive spaces and activities to stimulate early literacy in a forest-like, fantasy environment.
Rigamajig is a collection of child-safe wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, gears, nuts, bolts and rope which allows children to explore many parts of STEM learning and creative design.
The Air Tubes are a maze of transparent tubes with scarves and balls. Children spend countless hours using switches to direct airflow to control the direction and velocity of the balls and scarves as they flow through the tubes.
Other exhibits include:
A stage, diner, grocery store, sand area, fire truck, race car, dental area, music room, block area, and many other small games and displays.
KidsPlay is also a fantastic venue for a unique and magical party experience to celebrate your child’s birthday. We strive to create a stress-free fun time for kids and adults alike!