La Habra Childrens Museum

301 South Euclid Street
562-905-9793

Mission:

To encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world even to the youngest child.

The Children's Museum at La Habra shows how important play is to learning. Through play, children develop skills, express creativity, discover the larger world and learn to work with others. A resource in the Southern California community since 1977, The Children’s Museum at La Habra is an award winning, non-profit public museum that provides unique, hands-on educational and cultural experiences to young children ages two through ten.

History:

The Children's Museum at La Habra opened in December 1977 and is located in a historic 1923 Train Depot. The Children's Museum at La Habra was one of only a few such museums open on the West Coast during the 1970's. 

An interactive, enrichment center that stimulates the imagination, The Children’s Museum at La Habra annually provides 95,000 children, their parents and teachers with 10,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits about the arts, sciences, other cultures and everyday life. Through the power of play, children are able to increase their sensory/motor interaction, art, science math, English literacy, creativity and analytical skills. The Museum also provides outreach activities to disadvantaged children that include free school tours and classroom visits, community festivals, family workshops and educational programs – all designed to enable children to learn through exploration, interaction and play! 

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 3 times a year. The Children's Museum welcomes local, national and international visitors. Children can ride a kid-size carousel, take a walk in T-Rex's footprints, pet an Arctic fox, pump gas, drive a bus, dress up and perform, and dig for fossils all in one afternoon!

We appreciate the commitment and support from the City of La Habra, Friends of the Children's Museum, Board of Directors, Museum Staff, Museum Guild, Advisory Board, Docents, Volunteers and Donors who work hard to help ensure the long-term continuity of the Children's Museum at La Habra. 



Reviews

cently rodriguez

Rating:
Friday, May 11, 2018
Cute, historic building. Has a lot to do. Definitely could use some funding to revamp some exhibits. Really happy with the renovations they made to the toddler/baby play area. A fun place to spend a couple hours.

Blanca Rangel

Rating:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Not enough stuff. Was very disappointed. Kids are just left to run around. Took my good daughter thinking she was going to have activities to do but no. Then she wants to go on the carousel and was told general admission had to wait till 12 PM to ride because only tours could at the moment. Went back at 12 PM no one was there and it was turned off... very rude.

George Magana

Rating:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Kids always enjoy going. Lots of educational experiences for kids. Every month the they have something new.

cherie weller

Rating:
Sunday, May 6, 2018
This is a small children museum that has a lot of fun historical touches. The original wing was built in 1923, and the building itself began as the La Habra Union Pacific train station. There is even a set of retired train tracks that runs alongside the museum! Be sure to save time to get onto the classic train cars out front! Later, you can take a step back in time and frolic with dinosaurs on the main lawn. Once you're inside, there are a lot of interactive stations including a dino dig, an animal room (there's even a lion) where you can pet taxidermied animals, a multi-purpose room, a merry go round, and various other ways to have fun. There was a free event at the museum today, so entrance was $0, and they cap the number of guests at 250, so it didn't feel overly crowded. I look forward to exploring the museum more in the future.

Angela Marie

Rating:
Monday, May 7, 2018
This Museum is perfect for young children. You can touch everything and there's a lot of interactive exhibits. My 2 1/2 year old had a blast!