Imagine the Future With Us
Built on the site of the old Camarillo Public Library, kidSTREAM Children's Museum will open in late 2023 with over 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor exhibit space.
Wherever possible, we are partnering locally to bring our vision of hands-on STREAM-based learning to life.
Scroll down to explore the latest renderings of our outdoor exhibit space, as well as descriptions of our indoor experience.
Be the first to know of updates and be a part of making this a reality for all children across Ventura County!
Our Planned Outdoor Exhibits
Our planned outdoor exhibits include over 19,000 sq. ft. of immersive experiences for children. We have partnered locally with Thousand Oaks based Landrec to design exhibits that are both engaging and contextually relevant to the geography of Ventura County.
Scroll down to explore renderings and overviews of our planned exhibits.
Sand and Water Play
A sensory playground incorporating drought-responsive water play with a meandering dry stream bed that children can hand pump water into to wash their fruit at the agricultural stand or bring to the "mud kitchen" for play in the sand. This area also incorporates a Pygmy Mammoth Dig, just at the edge of a sandy beach.
Treehouse Climber and Adventure Trail
A gross motor adventure with many opportunities to climb high amongst the trees surrounding the outdoor galleries - or play low in parallel play adventures. Many adventures abound and allow for children to experience safe risks and test limits in a safe and exciting environment.
Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands
A Channel Islands adventure featuring a whale pod with water play, climbable Channel Islands, a rolling wave tunnel, balance surfboards and kayaks, climbable buoys, as well as a kelp obstacle course. Much of the play in this marine play space will be gross motor play with scalable challenges for children of different ages and abilities.
First Responders Deck
This gallery will be the iconic face of kidSTREAM with emergency response vehicles donated by both the Ventura County Sheriff and AMR Ambulance. This exhibit is about stepping into the shoes of the grown ups we know and love and learning about our local heroes who keep us safe.
Our Planned Indoor Exhibits
Our planned indoor exhibits include 11,000 sq. ft. of engaging, hands-on learning experiences for children. Updated renderings will be shared soon, so stay tuned for more updates, in the meantime, explore the descriptions below of what we plan to offer!
Air, Earth, and Science Gallery: this will feature the vast realm of the physical to the biological sciences with opportunities to explore a light and dark gallery to further understand the physics of light, as well as opportunities to deepen an understanding of the microscopic world - and what connects us - as well as what makes us unique!
Build It: this is an opportunity to engage in open-ended building design with a variety of different tools and materials. Young Engineers can collaborate on larger scale projects - as well as opportunities to draft and design.
Maker's Space: dedicated to open-ended learning opportunities which will be coupled with 21st century skills from coding and robotics to using repurposed materials to propose solutions to modern day problems.
Sensory Room: built around an engaging environment that is inclusive to children across the neurodivergent spectrum, which coupled with temporal opportunities for children who may be overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of a full and busy children's museum, such as "Free to be me" windows of time, kidSTREAM will have a dedicated space where things can be a quieter and calmer experience with sensory rich opportunities for learning.
A Flexible Exhibit Space: will be a central and revolving gallery that will provide many different opportunities for community engagement with the first exhibit anchored by a TapeScape, which will be an indoor climber created through a community build of scaffolding and packing tape with many points of engagement for children of all abilities.