August @ KidsPlay!

August @ KidsPlay!

Take Flight!

Wings, bugs, butterflies, bees, and more! Learn about physics and nature, symmetry and lift!

View or Print August Flyer and Calendar.

Big Ideas of the Week

Aug 1 to Aug 5:  Inventors gave us wheels

Aug 8 to Aug 12: Inventors gave us wings

Aug 15 to Aug 19: The life and times of a butterfly

Aug 22 to Aug 26: Busy bees!

Aug 29 to Aug 2: What if I had wings?

Author Study: Chris Van Dusen

Special Events

KidsPlay Birthday Party!

Wednesday, Aug 1

5 to 8 pm  -  Cake @ 6 pm

Join us for a KidsPlay old fashioned birthday party! We have grown so much in the past 6 years, now its time to celebrate! Cake, games, prizes and more. Cake & birthday song will be at 6 pm.

Celebration included with museum admission or membership.

Good Tastes with Brooker

Thursday, Aug 2

2 pm

Join us for program about our sense of taste! We will sample different tastes and try to identify our four areas of taste - salty, sweet, sour, and bitter.

Main Street Marketplace

Wednesday, Aug 1

5 - 8 pm

Come inside during Main Street Marketplace for special activities and hands-on exhibits.

$2 per person admission (after 5 pm)

Magical Monarchs

August 15 & 18 @ 10:30 am

Eric Rahn, a Master Wildlife Conservationist and a Friend of Monarchs, will be at the museum to teach us all about this amazing creature. What do Monarch’s eat? Can they really taste through their feet? Where do they migrate to? How do they protect themselves? What are their predators? How can we help them?

Find out the answers to all these questions and more when you visit us. Take Flight at KidsPlay!

Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs


12 pm Cuentos en Acción

Los niños y los cuidadores se participan en la diversión interactiva usando historias, canciones, y poemas como inspiración.

10:30 am and 1:30 pm STEM Maker Lab

Experiments to get get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun! 


9:30 am Caregiver Circle
Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.

  • Aug 2: Car trips and children - tips and ideas to make them fun for everyone
  • Aug 9: Children count! Encouraging our children to think mathematically.
  • Aug 16: Developmental changes in our children, our own little butterflies. Ages and stages.
  • Aug 23:  Bees have hives and colonies; how to encourage cooperative play in children.
  • Aug 30:  Wings and roots - how do we give our children both?

10:30 am Kids on Stage
Hop on the Stage for dramatic play inspired by the wonders of our world!

11 am Story and More!
Activities and stories to go with our special programs this month.

1:30 pm Keep on Reading
Reading is important and fun! Early literacy support, 20 minutes sessions. Please preregister.

2:30 Stem Lab Club
Collaborative Problem Solving through Aug. 23. Please preregister


10:30 am Messy Art Studio
Using your imagination and our Big Idea of the Week, make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.

3 pm Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?!


11 am Tales with Humphry


12:30 pm STEM Maker Lab - Experiments to get get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun! 


Dear Friends, We are currently closed in observance of social distancing. We can't wait to see you when we reopen! Please follow us on social media and subscribe to our eblast for ideas for fun, playful learning activities at home. We are here for you! Sincerely, The KidsPlay Team

Payment Types Accepted - Cash, Check, and all major credit cards

Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

KidsPlay Children's Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization


Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.