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Children's Museums  AK-CA, CA-FL, FL-IL, IN-KSKY-ME, ME-MN MO-NM, NV-OR, PA-SD, TN-WA, WA-ZZ  
Alaska
Anchorage
Imaginarium
737 West 5th Ave #G
Suite 140
Anchorage AK  99501
Phone 
907 276-3179
Web Site  www.imaginarium.org
Description  Childrens Science & technology museum, marine touch tank
Type of Resource  Science
Primary Focus:  Children

Alabama
Florence
Children's Museum of the Shoal
2810 Darby Drive
Florence AL  35630
Phone 
256 765-0500
Web Site  www.shoalschildrensmuseum.org/contact.html
Alt Web  www.movingvan.com/local.cfm?cityID=88
Description  hands on; Tennessee River, percussion, construction, forest, disabilities, Indian Mound
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
 

  AL

  Gadsden

  Imagination Place

  501 Broad St

  Gadsden  AL  35901    

  Phone   256 543-2787

  Web Site http://www.culturalarts.com/ip.asp

  Description  hands on exhibits KidsTown, Science Hall, Tree house, Adjacent to 

                    Hardin Center

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Children

  New or Updated: 7/2/2007

Alabama
Tuscaloosa
Children's Hands-On Museum
2213 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa AL  35401
Phone 
205 349-4235
Web Site  www.dbtech.net/chom/
E-mail  mailto:chom@dbtech.net
Description  ages 2-12
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children

 

 

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Arkansas
Little Rock
Children's Museum of Arkansas
1400 W Markham St #200
Little Rock AR  72201
Phone 
501 374-6655
Web Site  www.cmuseum.org
Alt Web  www.swbell.net/forkids/
Description
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
 
 

  Arizona
  Mesa

  Arizona Museum for Youth

  35 North Robson St

  Mesa  AZ    85215    

  Phone  480 644-2467

  Web Site http://www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com/Home.aspx

  Description  Hands-on art museum for kids

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Children

  New or Updated:  9/4/2007

Tucson
Tucson Children's Museum
200 S 6th Avenue
Tucson AZ 85701
Phone 520 792-9985
Web Site http://www.tucsonchildrensmuseum.org/
Description 125 hands-on exhibits Dinosaur Canyon, Ocean Discovery Center, Greatest Choice on Earth, Temple of Art, Wee World, Bubbles, Fire House, Life Rhythms, Electricity
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Children
New or Updated: 03/31/2003

 
   
    California

  Bakersfield

  Lori Brock Child Discovery Center

  3801 Chester Avenue

  Bakersfield  CA  93301    

  Phone  661 852-5000

  Web Site http://www.kcmuseum.org/

  Description  located within Kern County Museum complex

  Type of Resource  Science

  Primary Focus  Children

  Owner/Operator:  Kern County Schools

  New or Updated:  9/25/2007

 

  Berkeley

  Habitot Children's Museum

  2065 Kittredge Street

  Berkeley  CA   94704    

  Phone   510 647-1111

  Web Site http://www.habitot.org/

  Description  six exhibit galleries emphasizing hands on multisensory experience -

                    wind tunnel, wiggle wall, waterworks, stage, art studio

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Children

  New or Updated:  9/5/2007

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  California
Carlsbad
Carlsbad Children's Museum
300 Carlsbad Village Dr #103
Carlsbad CA  92008
Phone 
760 720-0737
Web Site  www.museumforchildren.org
Description  small hands-on museum. Castle, marketplace, art center, others
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
  California
Chino
Chino Youth Museum
13191 Sixth Street
Chino CA
Phone 
909 464-0499
Web Site  http://www.cityofchino.org/youth_museum/
Description  located in a bank building that later held a hardware store, focus is on local history
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
 
  California
Davis
Explorit Science Center
3141 5th Street
Davis CA 95616
Phone 530 756-0191
Web Site http://www.explorit.org/
E-mail mailto:explorit@explorit.org
Description hands-on science lab with science, math, technology.
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Children
New or Updated: 03/25/3003
 
  California
Fresno
Discovery Center Central Valley Science Center
1944 North Winery Ave
Fresno CA 93703
Phone
559 251-5531
Web Site http://www.fresno.com/cvonline/museums.html
Description hands-on science, with indoor and outdoor experiences
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Children
Nature of Group or Site Animals
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology
New or Updated: 04/06/2003

California
Hacienda Heights
Youth Science Center
16949 Wedgeworth Drive
Hacienda Heights CA 91745
Phone
626 854-9825
Web Site
http://www.youth.net/ysc/welcome.html
Description branch of Fullerton center, exhibits in volcanoes, astronomy, insects
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Children
New or Updated: 04/12/2003

 
   
  California
Hemet
Kidzone Riverside County Youth Museum
123 South Carmalita
Hemet CA  92543
Phone  
909 765-1223
Web Site  http://www.kidzone.org/
Description  Shake Zone (earthquakes), art, rowboat, city streets, TV studio, Fender guitars, water
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children

California
La Habra
La Habra Children's Museum
301 S Euclid Street
La Habra CA  90631
Phone 
562 905-9793
Alt Phone   562 905 9693
Web Site  www.lhcm.org/
Description  dinosaur fossil dig, dress-up theater, model trains - in 1923 depot
Building Type  Depot
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus: Children

 
   
  California
Lake Arrowhead
Lake Arrowhead Children's Museum
28200 Highway 189 Suite T-100
PO Box 321
Lake Arrowhead CA  92352
Phone 
909 336-3093
Web Site  www.mountaininfo.com/kids/indexa.html
E-mail  mailto:kids@mountaininfo.com
Description  hands-on learning for 12 & under. Bubble area, human habitrail, recycling crafts,
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
 
  California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Children's Museum
301 North Main St
Los Angeles CA  90012
Phone 
213 687-8801
Web Site  BROKEN http://geoparent.com/cgi-bin/links/losangeles/jump.cgi?ID=129
Description  Take Care of Yourself, Sticky City, Art Loft, Legoland other areas
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus: Children

My Jewish Discovery Place
JCC Association of Los Angeles
5870 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles CA
Phone 
213 857-0036
Web Site www.jewishculture.org/jewishmuseums/discover.htm
Alt Web  www.lathingstodo.com/myjewish.htm
E-mail  mailto:museum@zimmermuseum.org
Description  hands-on museum of Jewish history, tradition, customs, holidays
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
Group Identity  Jewish

 

  Los Angeles

  Ralph M Parsons Insect Zoo

  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

  900 Exposition Boulevard

  Los Angeles CA      90007    

  Phone   213 763-3166

  Web Site  http://www.nhm.org/education/discoverycenter/insectzoo.html

  E-mail  mailto:info@nhm.org

  Description  part of Childrens Discovery Center at larger Natural history museum, see and hold live insects

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Children

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Insects

  New or Updated:   8/24/2005

 
  California
Los Gatos
Youth Science Institute - Los Gatos
296 Garden Hill Drive
Los Gatos CA  95032
Phone 
408 356-4945
Web Site  http://www.ysi-ca.org/Vasona/VSHome.html
Description  animals and dinosaur display in Vasona Park
Type of Resource  Science
Primary Focus:  Children
Nature of Group or Site  Nature Center
 
  California
Newport Beach
Pretend City Children's Museum
1601 Dove St #185
Newport Beach CA  92660
Phone 
949 553-8790
Web Site  www.pretendcity.org/
E-mail  mailto:info@pretendcity.org
Description  new museum to act as learning center for children -- not yet built
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children

California
Oakhurst
Children's Museum of the Sierra
49269 Golden Oak Drive #104
Oakhurst CA 93644
Phone 559 658 5656
Web Site http://www.childrensmuseumofthesierra.org/
E-mail mailto:cmos@sierratel.com
Description Hands-on learning for 12 & under. Art corner, emergency services room, dress-up theatre, nature, science and castle room for parties (Text Courtesy of Children's Museum of the Sierra)
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Children
New or Updated: 05/12/2003

  CA
 
Oakland
 
Museum of Children's Art
 
538 9th Street
 
Oakland  CA
 
Phone  510 465-8770
 
Web Site  http://www.mocha.org/
 
Description  art for children, some by children
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Children
 
New or Updated:  09/25/2003

 
   
  California
Palo Alto
Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
City of Palo Alto, Dept. Community Services
Palo Alto CA  94301
Phone 
650 329-2111
Web Site  http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/ross/museum/index.html
Description  hands-on museum and zoo with 50 animals, most native
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus:  Children
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
 

  CA

  Pasadena

  Kidspace Children's Museum

  480 N Arroyo Blvd

  Pasadena   CA   91103    

  Phone  626 449-9144

  Web Site http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index

  E-mail  mailto:info@kidspacemuseum.org

  Description  participatory museum for 2-9 year olds, with art, science, music,

                    communication

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Children

  New or Updated:  9/25/2007

 
 
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