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Quick Facts

An at-a-glance look at The Children's Museum at La Habra.

Our Mission

It is our mission to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world even to the youngest child.

Our History

  • Opened in December 1977 and is located in a historic 1923 Train Depot.
  • One of only a few children's museums to open on the West Coast during the 1970's.
  • 10,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits about the arts, sciences, world cultures and everyday life.


The Children’s Museum at La Habra has an average of 95,000 children, parents and teachers that visit annually.

Permanent Exhibits

Our Museum features 7 galleries and 14 different hands on exhibits, many of which remain unique to the field today. In addition to these exhibits, an outdoor dinosaur topiary and historic 1942 caboose, the Museum features an exhibit which changes 2 times a year.

Current Changing Exhibit 

Time of Giants: Animals of the Ice Age  Sept. 27 - March 5, 2017

Giant Sloths, Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons! These gigantic creatures seem to be the stuff of legend, but they were just doing what they could to survive. During the last Ice Age, mammals grew to large sizes to help them survive the cold. Many of these animals were dinosaur sized (only hairier!). Take a trip back in time over 10,000 years to the Age of Mammals and explore the strange and amazing Megafauna that found a way to thrive in the bitter cold in this interactive exhibit.

Upcoming Exhibits

Ocean Zone March 28, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Sharks and eels and jellies, Oh My! Put on a scuba mask and explore our interactive exhibit featuring LIVE creatures of the sea. Learn about many different forms of sea life and how they adapt to each of the ocean’s mysterious “zones”.

Television Spots

September 29, 2015 KTLA coverage on Construction Zone & Conservation Garden 
March 31, 2015 KTLA coverage on California Full of Life Exhibit

Admission Prices

  • Children and Adults: $8
  • La Habra residents: $7
  • Children under 2: Free
  • Members are always Free


Special Events & Programs

Guided Tours / Field Trips

Our docent-led Museum tours offer an educational experience that complements classroom learning and bridges the Museum and classroom curriculum. Learn more about it at our Field Trip page.


Scholarship programs are provided to local under-served schools. These programs allow the Museum to offer additional educational tools to compliment the Museum visit with outreach materials, on-site educators and workshops, as well as teacher Professional Development. Learn more about the programs on our Outreach Page.

Early Childhood Activity Classes

Activity Blasts

Children experience the Children’s Museum galleries and exhibits through engaging themed activities in science, theater, and creepy crawly animal encounters.

Target Free First Sundays

This program offers fun and educational family programming provided to residents of La Habra and surrounding communities grant-funded by Target. These days offer themed activities include music, dance, and visual arts activities and performances for families and children of all ages.

Our Audience

  • Families with children ages 1-9 in the Southern California area
  • Grandparents
  • School groups, educators, preschools, early childhood care providers, homeschool families and scouting groups