Summer Hours: May 29 through Oct. 9
Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winter Hours: Oct. 9 through May 27
Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
KidZone Museum Members-Only Hour
All year long
Tuesday through Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Closed Mondays, except some holidays
Check the Calendar for holiday hours and special openings.
The ideal time to have a party is when we are closed to the public and you have the entire museum to share with your guests. Check our calendar for member only hours or join our e-news for regular updates.
- We try to remain open during all weather conditions.
- We are also closed on some (but not all!) holidays – please check the calendar for details.
- Our exhibits are designed for children age six and under.
During our winter hours when we are open until 5pm, we strongly encourage you to visit with your children age 6 and older after 1pm. However, children of all ages are encouraged to attend Museum special family events. Children under 6 years of age are welcome anytime.
*Parents who visit with children who are sick will be asked to leave.
Thank you for your consideration!
The KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road, in Truckee, California – 15 miles north of Lake Tahoe. Our building is the large white dome between the high school and the fire station on Donner Pass Road.
Directions From Reno: Take I-80 West to the Donner Park exit. Turn right onto Donner Pass Road heading east. Follow Donner Pass Road past the traffic light at Northwoods. Make the first right after the High School on the right. Follow road around the left curve. KidZone Museum is on the right.
Directions From Sacramento: Take I-80 East to the Donner Park exit. Turn left onto Donner Pass Road heading east. Follow Donner Pass Road past the traffic light at Northwoods. Make the first right after the High School on the right. Follow road around the left curve. KidZone Museum is on the right.
Directions From Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows:Take 89 North into Truckee. Make a left onto Donner Pass Road heading west. Make the first left after the fire station. Make the first right after the sports field. KidZone Museum is on the left.
Directions From Kings Beach, Northstar: Take 267 North. Follow signs to I-80. Continue over the bridge and past I-80. Follow signs to Truckee. This will be a left onto Donner Pass Road after I-80. Take Donner Pass Road through Downtown and past 89. Make the first left after the fire station. Make the first right after the sports field. KidZone Museum is on the left.
Here at the Museum we are committed to creating a Green-Zone for you and your children. The philosophy of Green-Zone complements our whole child philosophy of health and well being. By using tried and true non-toxic EPA recommended cleaning products, we are creating a clean space to play, with good air quality, not compromising your child’s immune, nervous or endocrine system – as some cleaners are proven to do. We will also be protecting the environment from any further harm, ensuring a healthier world for your child and grandchildren. We clean and sanitize daily and hang a board at the Museum with the last time each area was cleaned.
You can help us by NOT bringing your sick child to the Museum. If your child has a green filled runny nose, and preschool says he can’t stay, that means it’s best to play at home. Even if you think your child is “not really sick,” we do serve some children who are immunocompromised and catching a sickness from another child is a hardship for them.