At the Zimmer, we offer a FREE program every morning and afternoon! Click a date on the calendar in the sidebar or HERE to find out which fun activities are happening each day!
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Tuesdays and Fridays @ 11am, in the Mann Theater
This free treat is sure to get your little ones laughing and singing along with all your favorite classic children’s songs! Plus, every third Friday special guest singer, David Tobocman, joins us with his own top hits!
Open Art Studio
Tuesdays @ 3pm, in the Art Room
Each week, our studio welcomes young artists to participate in a new project. Drop in anytime the studio is open to create entirely original masterpieces!
Wednesdays @ 11am, in the Community Park
Lets get poppin'!
Wednesdays @ 3pm, in the Art Room
Explore stories, songs, and cuisines from around the world!
Thursdays and some Tuesdays @ 11am, in Bubbie’s Bookstore
This interactive story time is sure to keep the little ones entertained!
Thursdays @ 3pm in the Community Park
Creations take flight in our wind tunnel at the Discovery Airport!
Fridays @ 3pm, join us to find out location
Join us as we discover what's in the box!
Zimmer Children's Museum Hosts Kids Club at Glendale Galleria
Tuesdays in August (5, 12, 19, 26) at 10:00am at the Glendale Galleria
Teaching artists from the Zimmer will be hosting kid-focused playtime at the Glendale Galleria Tuesdays starting June 3! Every week will offer something different with possibilities to include arts and crafts, sensory play experiences, music and dance, theatre and puppetry and more! Come out to the Galleria for this FREE weekly event and play with us!
Family Jam Session
Wednesday, August 27 at 9:30 a.m at the Zimmer Children's Museum
Exclusively for little ones under 2 only!
We're closing out every month during VIB (very important babies) Hour at the Zimmer with a family jam session! Bring your baby and your guitar (or other instrument of choice) and join Zimmer resident rock star Luis during VIB hour for a jammin' good time! Instruments for babies provided.
Special Summer Classes for Big Kids
July 23 - August 27
Big Kids (3 and up) have a chance to rock their creative sides in classes exclusively for them, offered only during the summer. In Sock Puppet Karaoke (Thursdays at 1:15pm for ages 3+), explore the musical side of marionettes by making puppets that dance and sing. It's drama, music, and storytelling all wrapped up in one! Or engineer quirky gadgets in Imagine & Invent (Tuesdays at 10:15am for ages 4+), where construction, robotics and art design combine to create contraptions that light up, motorize, polarize and more!
Bilingual Baby Rock
Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. at the Zimmer Children's Museum
Ages crawlers – 24 months, $10 drop-in in addition to paid museum admission.
Are you ready to rock?! Join the Zimmer's very own resident rockstar Luis for a rockin' great time! Your little ones will bounce to rock anthems, strengthen vocals on the mic, style up with some shades and more! A great mix of art, music & movement with a bilingual rockstar edge!
SUNDAY FAMILY PROGRAMS
All Sunday drop-in programs run from 3:00pm-4:00pm and are FREE with paid admission.
September 7 – National Grandparents Day: Sharing Stories (2pm – 4pm)
It’ll be a great and grand day as we honor all grandparents (and great grandparents, and greater-than-great grandparents!)! Together, we will learn and grow as we discover and share our stories through creating our own story books!
September 14 – Rosh Hashanah Festival with Doda Mollie! (2pm – 4pm)
Join us for a day of reflection and celebration as we welcome a new year with friends and families of the Zimmer! There will be arts and crafts, story time, and a special guest performance by Doda Mollie (www.dodamollie.com) at 3pm!
September 21 – Pinwheels for Peace (2pm – 4pm)
Today is International Day of Peace! Join us as we decorate pinwheels for “whirled peace!” to place in our community park and in yours!
September 28 – Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Free Museum Admission Day (12:30pm – 5:00pm)
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is excited to participate in this annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free! To learn how to get your free museum admission tickets, click here: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday
Check our monthly calendar for more super awesome activities all week!