The Imagination area in the San Diego Children's Museum encourages creativity, language development, emotional skills, and artistic expression. Be a first responder in our "Neighborhood Heroes" exhibit, get into the rhythm with percussion instruments, or become a storyteller in the Puppet Theater.
Explore the Museum's new Grin Land! exhibit from September 17, 2019 until February 28, 2020
Who doesn’t love a healthy and toothy smile? Step into Grin Land! for an engaging and hands-on adventure in the not-so-scary world of dental health.
> Step into the dental office, check in patients at the Super Dentists® reception desk, and run your own dental exams
> Practice brushing and flossing together with oversized tools
> Learn about what foods and drinks are good for your teeth
> Tinker with special arts and crafts around dental health
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.