Pensacola Children's Museum

115 E Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502

PLEASE NOTE

THE PENSACOLA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IS CLOSED BEGINNING MARCH 15 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PCM Fun Projects to do

Project #1: Oobleck

Here’s a fun activity for you and your children from the Pensacola Children’s Museum.  Check out the audiobook video and follow along as Madelyn King reads Dr. Seuss’ book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Then, once your kids know what in the world an Oobleck is, have them make some with the PCM Activity 1: Oobleck.  Enjoy family fun that is not only educational, but that will also bring slime to life!

Project #2: Rain

Rain is a natural part of the world we share and often times kids are left wondering “why” or “where does it come from.” Check out this cool experiment with PCM Activity 2 that allows kids to make their own rain. Then take a trip to your backyard and identify some of the clouds they see. After identifying the clouds, make another fun game out of asking what shapes or animals the clouds look like!   

Project #3: Rockets

Rockets are cool, fast and powerful!  But not exactly the first thing that comes to mind as a friendly indoor kids activity, right?  WRONG!  Check out this cool experiment with PCM Activity 3 that allows kids to build, decorate, and race their own indoor balloon rockets!  This STEM activity is easy, educational and super fun.

Project #4: Color Tyme

Although we are all doing our part and practicing social distancing as much as possible, why not download our PCM Activity 4: Color Tyme packet and let your child's inner artist out for a while at home.  Simply color with pages provided or check out the additional coloring sheets available from "Top Coloring Pages."  Either way, we dare you to follow the fun challenges that will turn regular coloring into expressive art!

Ideas for fun activities to do at home 

Don't miss our Museum From Home page with all our program updates.

Check out this Stuck Inside Guide from Melissa & Doug. This series features play activities and tips for families. 

Check out the Pensacola Museum of Art's Daily Art Projects.

Barefoot Books has tons of ideas for At Home Activities!

Kazoo University is now open with educational resources.

Phaidon Publishers has downloadable Activity Packs available based on children's books.

WSRE and PBS Learning Media have resources available for PreK-12.

The MESS Hall has MESS Hall To Go science activities.

See our Living History page for more fun activities!

Arcadia Mill's Miss Moss will be hosting her The Story Tree with Miss Moss story time on Wednesdays at 10:00 on their Facebook page. 

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The first floor Party Central room, in which storytelling and special activities are held, is available as a venue for private birthday parties. To learn more see our Birthday Party site.

The 1st Floor Discovery Gallery will be closed due to school tours and private birthday parties on these dates. Patrons are invited to tour the 2nd floor during these times. 

Tell us about your visit! We'd love to hear about it.

 

This hands-on exploration of Pensacola history is geared for children age 10 and younger.

The first floor Discovery Gallery recreates colonial life in Pensacola.

The second floor features the Strictly Briks Makerspace, the Publix Super Markets Interactive Exhibit sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, Colonial Classroom, and Native American history.

 

Our hands on Brick Makerspace is a STEAM creative play gallery for all ages. Bring your family to imagine, build, and display your creative works. The Pensacola Children's Museum is proud to be a recipient of Strickly Briks' Makerspace Award. "Strictly Bricks encourages kids to dream amazing things, create and build imagination into reality, and grow into the engineers, designers, inventors, and problem solvers of tomorrow. Our mission is to encourage creative play and to impact kids by developing innovative toys. We provide opportunities for children to enhance educational skills while having fun. Let's start building!"

Our museum store, located on the first floor, is the go-to place for children's books and toys including Historic Pensacola branded wooden toys from Melissa and Doug. Coming soon, Strictly Bricks! Soon you will be able to bring home the Strictly Bricks fun from our museum store.