Play. Discover. Connect.
The KidZone Museum is a children’s museum in Truckee, California serving 30,000 visits annually. Our mission is to inspire learning through creative play and discovery. Our exhibits are perfect for children under 7. Our camps and school programs are for children through elementary school. Teenagers can gain important service learning experience through volunteer service.
To inspire learning through creative play and discovery
Growing tomorrow’s resilient thinkers through imaginative play.
Our Community Roots
In 1992, a grassroots coalition of parents, agencies and educators opened the nonprofit Sierra Nevada Children’s Museum (dba KidZone Museum) in the rural and isolated region of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in Truckee, California.
We fulfill our mission to inspire learning though creative play and discovery, through early learning programs and exhibits that offer children and their families the tools necessary to share creative learning opportunities together, while securing healthy and loving connections. These connections establish the emotional, physical and intellectual foundation for every child to enter school ready to learn.
The KidZone Museum strives to demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service by reaching children and families in our region through our expanded community partnerships with social service and education organizations, a staff that can welcome families who speak Spanish and English, and a free bus service to reach families living in poverty. Together, we champion learning through play experiences while reducing isolation, increasing access to learning programs for low income families and creating a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community. In the 25 years since we opened our doors, our audience has grown to 30,000, a growth of 500%. Financial support has grown 300%. This growth and need for learning through play and connections for families requires a bigger space for a bigger brighter future for our children. Click Here to see our plans for expansion.