Our Mission is to encourage all children to learn
and grow through play!
Welcome to the Oregon Center for Creative Learning, formerly known as Kid Time Children's Museum. Founded by a Board of Directors as a non-profit entity in 1998, we secured our first location in West Medford in 2002. In 2004, we announced our presence to the public with mobile exhibits around the Rogue Valley before opening our doors on a limited basis at 226 N. Ross Lane in 2005. We expanded in 2006, filling the space with exhibits and displays.
In 2010, we moved into the historic JC Penney building at 106 N. Central, which allowed us to open The Learning Loft Preschool in 2013. By 2019, we remained the only museum in Southern Oregon dedicated to early education for children from birth to age 10, welcoming nearly 90,000 visitors annually, including almost 2,000 member families.
Now, we have relocated to our long-term home at the historic Carnegie building and reemerged as the Oregon Center for Creative Learning. Our new facility includes three programs - The Children's Museum of Southern Oregon, The Ivy School, and the Roots Community Education - all designed to serve children, families, and the community. We're excited to continue inspiring creativity and learning in our new space.