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Basic and Discovery Tours are both 90 minutes long. Our Basic Tour includes a guided tour by one of our trained staff members through 5 galleries. Our Discovery Tour include a 60 minute guided gallery tour, followed by a 30 minute STEM themed hands-on activity.
Tours run in increments of 30 minutes. We begin tours at 9:00 a.m. followed by 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Our maximum capacity is 35 guests in total, which includes both children and adults. If your group exceeds 35 guests, please be aware that you will need to book additional tours to accommodate your numbers.
The Children's Museum is attached to Portola Park. We have a large grass area right outside the Museum, as well as a public playground behind the building where the students can play or eat a snack/lunch. This is also a wonderful time to take photos by our Dino Garden or the front of the Museum. Additionally, we offer Tour Add-On's at an additional cost, which provide a 30 minute activity that aligns with any of our tours.
We offer 3 fun STEM related Tour Add-On's. Each activity is 30 minutes and is led by a museum staff member. Tour add-on's are fun and educational activities that connect with any one of our tour themes.
We do not allow food or drinks inside the Museum. However, we are attached to Portola Park with a number of picnic tables available for your group to use.
We do our best to accommodate classrooms. We close our Family Art Center to the public and use it as a waiting area for your group.
Unfortunately no. We require a non-refundable deposit in order to hold your group's spot.