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All Day Activities

Feel free to drop-in and participate in these activities any time during your visit!

Main Level - Art Studio - Indoor

(Woods Family Studio)

Black Box Chalk Artblackbox

Recommended for all ages
Visit our art studio to practice fine motor skills and color exploration to grow the artist in you! Create a giant chalk mural on our famous black box. During the month of April our Black Box will be Earth Month themed- stop by and add to our mural! 



Innovators LABinnovators_lab_drop_in

Recommended for all ages
Create Simple Art Machines inspired by Rube Goldberg in our Innovators LAB! This unique drop-in studio give you the chance to build, experiment and create! Be sure to attend one of our scheduled Innovators LAB workshops as well. 

Sponsored by:

 Image result for lockheed martin logo    Image result for hunter logo   ResMed Foundation



Main Level - Art Studio - Outdoor

(Woods Family Studio)

Paint Studio - Go West!water ecology

Recommended for all ages
Practice your artistic skills on our new outdoor painted object for Eureka! Featuring a model of a historic covered wagon and other desert-inspired elements, visitors are invited to get messy in this high-sensory studio inspired by the trails and adventures of those in search for gold in California. 



Clay Studiospy agency

Recommended for all ages
Get your hands messy and make creations with clay to bring home!





Upper Level - Indoor

(Busby Family Studio)

Feeder's Digestfeeder digest

Recommended for ages 2 and up
Our museum's stomach is hungry! Try out our new Feast-inspired game by sending “food” to feed and strengthen different body parts.




Tot Studio tot studio

Recommended for ages 4 and under
This exciting, new sensory space is designed just for all our wobblers and infants! Created by the Museum's early childhood team, Tot Studio will feature rotating hands-on learning experiences to nurture lifelong developmental skills and family bonding. Join us for our facilitated workshop times in this unqiue new space, click here to learn more!

Sponsored in part by IKEA


Upper Level - Outdoor

(Sheryl & Harvey White Foundation Studio)

bubble lounge

The Bubble Lounge

Relocated to our Garden during The Wonder Sound construction

Recommended for all ages

Experiment with a variety of bubble wands to blow bubbles of all shapes and sizes.



Lower Level

California Dream Statedreamstate

Recommended for all ages
Take a journey through this collection of California clothes. Go surfing in some board shorts, pan for gold in overalls, or overact in a fancy Hollywood gown. What’s your California dream? Who will you be today?



Stacked Storiesspy agency

Recommended for all ages
Visit our Museum's reading nook, lay down, relax and find a new book to read





Multiple Levels

Connect the Dropswater ecology

Recommended for all ages
California is experiencing a historic drought-- there just isn’t enough water for the 38 million people who live here. The Museum has partnered with The Ecology Center to share practical tips on reducing your “water footprint:” the total amount of water you use each day, from your tap to seemingly invisible sources like your t-shirt. Look for the water drop symbol throughout the building to learn how simple changes can reduce your water footprint.


Spy Agencyspy agency

Recommended for all ages
Our Museum Spy Team is continuing recruitment. Seek out a Museum Guide for more information.