Welcome to KidSenses

 

Since opening in 2004, KidSenses has welcomed over 500,000 visitors to our 11,000 square-foot space, which features 14 different interactive exhibit areas, and unique opportunities to stimulate the imagination and educate the mind.

 

Our exhibits are aimed at kids ages Infancy-10 and we are currently expanding our museum to include a new maker space workshop called The Factory that appeals to tweens and teens ages 11 and up.  You can learn more about The Factory here.


Outreach

Bring our exciting STEM programs 

to your organization!

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

Private groups

Create a museum experience your

child will never forget!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Museum Admission

 

Adults: $8.00 +tax

Children Age 1+: $8.00 +tax

Seniors 62 and up: $6.00 +tax

Active Military: $6.00 +tax

Members: FREE

Admission Policy

 

All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult-guardian. Required ratio is 1 adult per 5 children.

Temporary Hours of Operation

 

Wednesday & Friday

Pre-registered Play:
9:00am – 12:00pm,

1:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday

Private Groups:

9:00am -11:00am,

1:00pm - 3:00pm 

Location

 

172 N. Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-286-2120

 

Private Groups

Make KidSenses yours for a few hours! KidSenses is a 10,000 square foot facility that can accommodate birthday parties, holiday parties, receptions, and so much more! Work with the Museum staff to bring excitement, color, and play to your next event. You and your guests will always remember your special day at KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum.

Rental Rates

Base Price (2- hours) $200 +tax Each additional hour $100 +tax 

Members receive a 10% discount

What is a group?

A group consists of up to 20 children and the adults that bring them up to a capacity of no more than 50 people. 

Birthdays

If you are booking a private group for a birthday party, let us know! We can provide additional details about our party offerings.

 

EXPLORE OUR GIFT SHOP

Continue your exploration at home with many take home projects, souvenirs and more in our gift shop. Please be mindful of germs when shopping; do not touch items in the gift shop unless purchasing. Please also note, the gift shop will be card only. No cash will be accepted.

MEET THE TEAM

 

J. Willard Whitson

Executive Director
e-mail me
828-286-2120 ext.221

Mandi Williams

Deputy Director
e-mail me
828-286-2120 ext.224

David B. Cameron

Exhibits Specialist
e-mail me
828-286-2120

Lucy Hooper

Bookkeeper

e-mail me

828-286-2120 ext.222

Cinderella

Amanda Putman

Janna Duty

Play Specialist Supervisor
e-mail me
828-286-2120 ext. 100

Leigh Durka

STEAM Specialist
e-mail me
828-286-2120 ext.100