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Quick Facts

An at-a-glance look at The Children's Museum at La Habra.

Our Mission

It is our mission to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world even to the youngest child.

Our History

  • Opened in December 1977 and is located in a historic 1923 Train Depot.
  • One of only a few children's museums to open on the West Coast during the 1970s.
  • 10,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits about the arts, sciences, world cultures and everyday life.

Visitorship

The Children's Museum at La Habra has an average of 95,000 children, parents and teachers that visit annually.

Permanent Exhibits

Our Museum features 7 galleries and 14 different hands on exhibits, many of which remain unique to the field today. In addition to these exhibits, an outdoor dinosaur topiary and historic 1942 caboose, the Museum features an exhibit which changes 2 times a year.

Current Changing Exhibit

Dinosaurs: Thunderlizards
October 1 - March 1, 2020

Enter a world from millions of years ago! Encounter a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, a Brontosaurus and many other ancient creatures as you explore the Dinosaur Jungle Maze. Put on a vest and a pith helmet and uncover fossils at our Paleo-Camp. Look through a microscope and examine teeth, claws and insects trapped in amber!  Who was the very first person to discover a dinosaur bone?  Who is making discoveries even now, at the cutting edge of the dinosaur fields in China?  How has our world changed? What does a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a chicken have in common? (You might be surprised!)  Learn the answers to these questions as you join us in our journey through time.

Upcoming Exhibit

American Native
March 24  - August 23, 2020

Before Europeans landed on our shores, North America was home to many diverse First Nations peoples. Their stories are deeply cultural and spiritual, and reflect the natural wonder of and the close relationship to the land in which we live. Our 2020 Spring Changing Gallery Exhibit, American Native, will explore some of the First Nations cultures from around the country with a special emphasis on our home state of California’s tribes and culture. Little visitors will enjoy and understand the fun and play of Native children, past will meet present, stories and music will greet you, as the Children’s Museum at La Habra invites you to explore American Native.

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Admission Prices

  • Children and Adults: $12
  • La Habra residents: $11
  • Children under 2: Free
  • Members are always Free

Membership

Special Events & Programs

Guided Tours / Field Trips

Our docent-led Museum tours offer an educational experience that complements classroom learning and bridges the Museum and classroom curriculum. Learn more about it at our Field Trip page.

Outreach

Scholarship programs are provided to local under-served schools. These programs allow the Museum to offer additional educational tools to compliment the Museum visit with outreach materials, on-site educators and workshops, as well as teacher Professional Development. Learn more about the programs on our Outreach Page.

Activity Blasts

Children experience the Children's Museum galleries and exhibits through engaging themed activities in science, theater, and creepy crawly animal encounters.

Our Audience

  • Families with children ages 1-8 in the Southern California area
  • Grandparents
  • School groups, educators, preschools, early childhood care providers, home-school families and scouting groups