Please note that Museum is currently operating outdoors-only in the Discovery Garden. The indoor exhibit hall, including the Imagination area, is currently closed until further notice.
The Imagination area in the San Diego Children's Museum encourages creativity, language development, emotional skills, and artistic expression. Be a dentist in our "Grin Land!" exhibit, get into the rhythm with percussion instruments, or become a storyteller in the Puppet Theater.
The Imagination Stage has musical instruments, puppets, props, and costumes so that children can role-play in a wide variety of characters and situations. Through dramatic play, children learn abstract thinking, literacy, and storytelling. This increases their understanding of the world they live in and strengthens development in communication and social skills for future social interactions.
The Puppet Theater is the ideal place for children to develop speaking and listening skills. Communicating with puppets gives children the confidence to express their ideas and feelings through the roles they take on. Parents let their kids take the lead and showcase their creation.
Thank you to Imagination area supporters: The Stanford Family, Price Philanthropies Foundation, The Linden Root Dickenson Foundation, KPBS, and the Jordan Ressler Charitable Fund.