Bowers KIDSEUM New TeamLab Future Park Exhibit + Ticket Giveaway

Bowers KIDSEUM, an interactive children’s museum and learning center founded in 1994, is an extension of the main Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Dedicated to pre-school and early elementary aged children, it offers a “hands-on” experience for history, art, and culture. A new traveling exhibit called FUTURE PARK: Art & Technology in collaboration with TeamLab Kids, Inc. is coming September 17th and will be here until January 15, 2018. Designed to inspire creative thinking, encourage collaborative play and build and interest in digital technology, this digital exhibit features four areas for the children to explore – Sketchtown, Light Ball Orchestra, Connecting Blocks, and Hopscotch.


Sketch Town

Children can draw colorful pictures of cars, buses, buildings and more to create an amazing virtual town bustling with activity. The town is projected on oversized exhibit walls from floor to ceiling and is reactive to the child’s touch. The children’s drawings can also be made into an original 3-D papercraft model that they can take home.

Sketch Town. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.  Sketch Town. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.

Light Ball Orchestra

Children can play in an elaborate orchestra by rolling soft, oversized balls that are nearly as tall as they are! The giant orbs change sound and color when they touch and communicate with each other to play in concert.

Light Ball Orchestra. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.  Light Ball Orchestra. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.

Connecting Block Town

Using different brightly colored blocks on a table that becomes a large-scale screen, children create digital thoroughfares for cars, boats, trains and planes! Soon, the city landscape comes alive as children team up to create working roads and railways crisscrossing each other as vehicles make their way.

Connecting Block Town. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.  Connecting Block Town. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.

Hopscotch for Geniuses

Featuring beautiful artwork, shapes and designs projected onto the floor, this interactive path reacts with sounds and colors as children use their entire bodies to play. The perfect activity for busy minds and bodies!

Hopscotch for Geniuses. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.  Hopscotch for Geniuses. Photo Courtesy of Bowers Kidseum.


Future Park: Art & Technology

Open September 17, 2017 – January 15, 2018Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm(Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day)Members Preview: September 16, 2017 9 am-12 pm, Opening Day: September 16, 2017 12 pm-4 pm

BOWERS MUSEUM

2002 N.MAIN STREETSANTA ANA, CA 92706714.567.3600

KIDSEUM

1802 N. MAIN STREETSANTA ANA, CA 92706TEL: 714.480.1520

www.bowers.org/index.php/visit/kidseum/about-kidseum

BOWERS MUSEUM GENERAL ADMISSION:

  • Weekdays: Adults $13, Seniors (Age 62+) $10, Students(12+) $10, Children Under 12* – Free at BowersFree at Bowers (*Must be accompanied by paying adult)
  • Weekends: Adults $15, Seniors (Age 62+) $12, Students(12+) $12, Children Under 12* – Free at BowersFree at Bowers (*Must be accompanied by paying adult)

BOWERS KIDSEUM ADMISSION:

  • Ages 2 and Up: $8
  • Under 2/Members: Free

FIELD TRIP PRICING: $15 per student for tour and an optical art project. 1 chaperone for every 10 students is required and is free with additional chaperones $8 each. All certified teachers and special needs aides are free. School tours can be scheduled starting at 9:30 am Tuesday through Friday. Please allow 2.5 hours for check-in, tour, break, and art project. Minimum 15 students, maximum 80 students per visit. If more than 80 students, you may be asked to split your visit across 2 separate dates. Contact Tours Office at (714) 567-3680 or email [email protected] to schedule.

“Each year, KIDSEUM engages over 35,000 Orange County children through a variety of programs, including exhibits, family festivals, museum tours, art classes, school outreach programs, cultural art trunks, creative projects, storytelling, curriculum materials and artifacts.”

About Team Lab Kids, Inc.: Team Lab is a collaborative, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as “Ultra- technologists,” their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity.

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Lisa
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Lisa

I’ve been wanting to take the kids here!

carey
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carey

We’ve never been to Bowers and I think my little girl would love it!

Megan Guess
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Megan Guess

We have never been and would love to go!

Angela
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Angela

SO so fun!

Bekah
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Bekah

Would love to check it out!

Natasha Duran
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Natasha Duran

Wow I’ve been wanting to go over and over again but just haven’t found the time. If I won I for sure would like to take my kids and explor this new exhibits

Kim Guevarra
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Kim Guevarra

Cool!!! Would love to take my daughter!

Ruth Mccallister
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Ruth Mccallister

Would love to take my kids

Surbhi K.
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Surbhi K.

We’ve never been!

Anne N
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Anne N

We have never been and would love to take my kids. I love the new exhibit coming. Thank you for the review.

miranda
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miranda

We love museums!

gary
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gary

This looks fun

bill
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bill

Love the Bowers Museum

Alice H
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Alice H

My kids love the free court yard events. We have yet to visit inside of museum yet. Looks so much fun for my kids.

Elaine Yee
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Elaine Yee

Whoa! I never knew there was another kid museum so close!!! Thanks!

tammy s
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tammy s

My kids have never been but it looks like amazing fun!

S
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S

This looks really neat!

Jill
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Jill

Wow, this looks super fun!

Kelly Fitzgerald
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Kelly Fitzgerald

This looks so fun!

Stephanie S.
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Stephanie S.

We’ve never been….looks so fun!!

Sujin k
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Sujin k

Looks like fun!

Joyce
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Joyce

I haven’t been but it looks amazing!!

Lindsay dye
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Lindsay dye

This looks amazing. Thanks for posting on this. Hoping to check it out

Carrie Kleckner
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Carrie Kleckner

This looks like a place my boys would love to go!!!

Grace C.
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Grace C.

we haven’t been to kidseum in a long time – would love to see all the new experiences!

Amy S.
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Amy S.

This looks so cool! I am excited to check it out.

Lauren
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Lauren

My kids would like this museum.