Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The new Arroyo Adventure at Kidspace Children’s Museum opened to the public this weekend. The Arroyo Adventure features eight brand-new experiences that encourage children to connect with nature, engage in adventures, and uncover possibilities between water and rocks, mud and sticks, and trees and native plantings.“Our gardens are a wonderful place for children to spend more time outdoors and get dirt under their fingernails,” says Michael Shanklin, Chief Executive Officer of Kidspace. “With the addition of the Arroyo Adventure, they will have fun building forts, playing in the mud, experimenting with erosion, weaving natural creations, tending an urban garden, and exploring the Hawk’s Nest. These experiences prove the value of involving children in a natural setting and increases their physical activity, which is another critical need for our children.”Young visitors can climb their way up to the giant Hawk’s Nest where they can let their imaginations soar as they look out over the trees. Children can explore the properties of mud and try their hand at brickmaking in the Mud & Clay outdoor studio. The Flood & Erosion Plain is an opportunity for children to investigate the effects of erosion on their physical environment by making channels through sand, building small dams, and using rocks and sticks to control the flow of water.Other exhibits will include fun activities such as the ability to build forts, explore plant life, create unique art pieces, and much more!“Arroyo Adventure was a huge undertaking and has been a long time in the making,” says Laura Moyles-LaBarge, Kidspace Board Member and Chair of the Exhibits, Experience, and Education Committee. “The Kidspace Board looks forward to introducing the community to everything the 8 new and exciting exhibits have to offer to children of all ages.”Arroyo Adventure marks a milestone in the Museum’s exhibit master plan that was created in conjunction with the announcement of The Campaign for the Future of Kidspace in the spring of 2012. This $13-million Capital Campaign was launched to build new exhibits, upgrade existing learning environments, improve guest amenities, and develop new curriculum and programs. The next phase of The Campaign will be the renovation of the West Gallery as a dramatic and visual arts area, which is set to begin in Fall 2016.Additional funding for the Arroyo Adventure was provided by The Ahmanson Foundation, The Rose Hills Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, the Ann Peppers Foundation, the Confidence Foundation, and the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.In 1979, Kidspace Children’s Museum was founded as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Kidspace’s mission is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA. Admission is $13 for adults and children. Free for members and children under one year. For more information about Kidspace exhibits, events, and other activities, please visit kidspacemuseum.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News Community News Subscribe Childrens events Kidspace Children’s Museum Opens Arroyo Adventure to the Delight of Youngsters From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 1:49 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.