The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County provides hands-on, interactive exhibits and activities in a safe environment that are custom designed for families with children aged ten years old and younger.
Areas range in perspective and imagination, including Science & Imagination Gallery; TOTopia; Mary’s Garden and Ella’s Art Studio.
“Flavortown” Kids Café and Kitchen In the Kitchen, children will be delighted by what appears to be a kid-sized diner – complete with a table to sit at and a “real” kitchen to prepare food in.
Jesse’s Train Station The miniature train station is a hub for the two HO model trains that continuously travel overhead in the Science and Imagination Gallery.
Farm Stand & Edible Garden Explore how farms work in the Farm Area of Mary’s Garden. Learn how plants grow, what foods are grown in California, what tools and water are needed to farm, how certain foods grow, and how foods are harvested! The Farm Stand is a child’s opportunity to participate in a farmer’s market! Choose from pretend fresh produce while learning about healthy choices. There are endless amounts of imaginative play opportunities as children immerse themselves into the Sonoma County farming world.
AirMazing A 15-foot high floor to ceiling air maze where children can direct the maze airflow and watch yarn balls whiz by, through, up, down, and out! Children will play at this exhibit for hours while simultaneously learning about air pressure.
Russian River Waterway The miniature Russian River begins with a naturally filtered spring as the head water cascades down a gently sloping hill through a series of small rocky waterfalls, culminating in a shallow basin at the bottom. Children are encouraged to catch and release life-like simulated salmon fish as they swim down the river.
Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa
(707) 546-4069 • www.cmosc.org