The mission of Kidcity Children's Museum is to celebrate a child's natural curiosity by offering a downtown hands-on playspace where children ages 1 through 8 come with parents and other significant adults to learn through play. Kidcity will be a safe and enriched educational environment which fosters the development of problem-solving skills and creativity. As a child-friendly public space, Kidcity will support every parent's effort to be the best parent they can be.
The Kidcity Story
Kidcity is the work of volunteers and donations from every part of the community. Since 1995, grandparents to school kids have helped to realize the dream of a children's museum in Middletown.
Kidcity is in the 1835 Camp-Sterns House, which served as the convent for St. Sebastian's Church for the past 70 years. Although it's an old house, it's at a new site, after moving 400 feet down Washington Street in March of 1997 and spending a day stuck in the middle of the street. The house was renovated and filled with one-of-a-kind exhibits and opened to the public in September 1998.
In 2003, Kidcity constructed an addition, which more than doubled the size of the museum. Designed to look like another old house which has been restored, the West building updates Kidcity with the addition of an elevator for handicapped accessiblity.
The new building has three floors of exhibits, including our new science-themed area, the Space Age Roadtrip, which opened in June 2006.