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The Winter Frolic at Kidspace Museum: A California Celebration of Best Moments of Winter

Published on Nov 17, 2022

The second annual Kidspace Winter Frolic running from Friday, Nov. 18 through Jan. 8, 2023 promises a “flurry of hands-on wintertime activities” for families.

“Coming out of the pandemic we really felt like we wanted to create something that could become a family tradition,” Lisa Clements, Kidspace CEO, said. “Already in its second year, people have loved Winter Frolic. They’ve been looking forward to it, and we’re so happy to be relaunching Winter Frolic on Friday.”

Clements said Winter Frolic at Kidspace opens Friday, Nov. 18 “for making memories and celebrating our love and connection to each other.”

Kidspace’s Winter Frolic activities include “adorable” animal encounters, special performances, gliding on Kidspace’s no-ice Sock Skating Rink, build a super fort with blue “ice” blocks, and stack “snowballs” in the Museum’s new Snow Dome, where kids can dress up a life-size no-melt Snowman and snap holiday photos.

“Again, it’s a California interpretation of the festivities of winter,” Clements said. “It’s not real ice, it’s not real snow, but it’s so much fun and tactile and joyful that we know that people will be very excited about it.”

Winter Frolic is included with general admission. Sock Skating tickets are $5 per person. To reserve your tickets, visit

Kidspace Museum is currently closed up to Thursday, Nov. 17, in preparation for Winter Frolic. Clements said Museum members can enjoy an exclusive special member preview Thursday, including free Sock Skating; she’s encouraging more people to sign up as members so they could enjoy many of the privileges the Museum offers kids and their families.

“Many families who come to Kidspace for the first time end up becoming members because there’s just so much to do,” she said. “Most families find that membership is a really good way to make sure that they’re going to have a chance to play and grow together all year. The memberships are designed to fit different family sizes and we have lots of special member events during the year.”

As a nonprofit organization, Kidspace relies on membership fees and donations in order to make sure that every child in the community is able to visit and play. For membership information, visit

As COVID-19 restrictions gradually relax, Kidspace Museum is preparing to offer more programs to more children in the Pasadena area. Clements said they’re looking forward to expanding their offers to a wider group of children, particularly those who might have been sidelined from spaces like Kidspace for reasons of family instability, being in foster care, or medical issues.

“So we are making sure that we’re developing a robust suite of programs to develop partnerships throughout the community that support children who might need a little help being able to come into an enriched space like Kidspace,” she said. “We’re really focused on the needs of early learners and young families as we move through the pandemic.”

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