Kid Time was founded by a Board of Directors as a non-profit entity in 1998 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 2010, Kid Time expanded into a new location in the historic JC Penney building at 106 N. Central. The additional space allowed us to open The Learning Loft Preschool in 2013.
In 2019, Kid Time continued to be the only museum in Southern Oregon dedicated to early education with a focus on children from birth to age 10. We would see nearly 90,000 visitors, including nearly 2,000 member families, a year.
Kid Time Children’s Museum is relocating to its long-term, beautiful new home at the historic Carnegie building. It will reemerge as The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon, welcoming visitors from the Rogue Valley and beyond.