WHO WE ARE
Kid Time is a nonprofit children’s discovery museum and early learning center in the heart of downtown Medford. Our focus is on kids 0 to 10 years old.
WHAT WE DO
We provide a rich and varied environment (exhibits, programs, preschool) for free-play along with both instructed and monitored activities that engage trained staff members with children and their families.
WHY WE DO IT
Imaginative activity, what scientists call “free-play”, is a vital component in proper brain development, actually changing the way the prefrontal cortex is wired. It’s long been proven that kids who engage in free-play build a foundation for success not only in school but, ultimately, for their entire life.
Kid Time was founded by a Board of Directors in 1998 as a non-profit entity and secured a West Medford location in 2002. In 2004, we announced our existence to the public using mobile exhibits at various locations around the Rogue Valley. Kid Time opened its doors on a limited basis using a portion of our first location at 226 N. Ross Lane in 2005 and then expanded in 2006, filling that space with exhibits and displays.
In 2011, our decision to move to the SOHS History Center, was an ideal collaboration with the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and one unique in our industry. Though we remain separate entities, we build on each other’s strengths. Our goal was to incorporate the exhibits from the former Jacksonville Children’s Museum into the new Kid Time, along with other relevant artifacts and resources, to create an experience that honors the past, present and future of the Rogue Valley.
Although our location has changed our vision and mission remain the same. Kid Time leads to the success and well- being of Southern Oregon's children and families by offering a hands-on discovery space that stimulates brain development, provides a fun yet educational experience, and promotes positive relationships among families.
At Kid Time Children's Museum our mission is to encourage all
children to learn and grow through play.
Plan your Visit
We are located in the heart of historic downtown Medford, Oregon.
Our Board Members
Kid Time is honored to have strong leadership from its Board of Directors.
Kid Time is NOT currently offering parties but we are re-evaluating our policies and our space in an effort to do so again in the future. Thank you for thinking of Kid Time, please check back with us soon! If you have questions, please call (541) 772-9922.
Meet Our Team
Our amazing staff at Kid Time make things happen!
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