Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

You are now entering the KidZone. Must have picture ID…just kidding!

Posted on February 12, 2016
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Kids

space-zone.JPGIt’s a space ship! No.

It’s a Farm!

No, it’s a museum and fun zone just for kids.

Welcome to the KidZone Museum in Truckee. For kids age 7 and their families.

This place has all kinds of science and art displays, and interactive exhibits (stuff you can touch) so it’s more fun to learn.  On display through 2011 is the Lucky Ducky Farm including an orchard area, a Farmhouse with a child size house with a fully stocked kitchen, and The Barn and Tractor area which allows play with the cows, horses, or goat, dress up in animal or farm costumes or read books about farms in the hayloft.

LuckDuckFarm1The KidZone Museum is located next to the Truckee High School at 11711 Donner Pass Road, (530)587-KIDS(5437).

The KidZone Museum is a non-profit organization working off donations only. If you are interested in giving or becoming a member, please call 530-587-KIDS or donate online at

Did you know the KidZone has its own CD? Check it out.

The KidZone Museum is proud to announce the release of “Tahoe Locals – volume 1,” the first release from the Locals CD Project, showcasing this area’s amazing local artists. The CD can be found at the KidZone Museum, its satellite children’s boutique “The KidZone Treasure Chest,” from local merchants, and online (either as a CD or digital download).

In perhaps an update of the old movie plot (“Hey, we can put on a show right here to raise money for the kids!”), artists throughout the Tahoe area have donated their work for this compilation CD, and all profits go to funding the KidZone Children’s Museum. Although the production effort behind the disc is from the KidZone, the music on the disc itself is hardly “kids’ stuff.”

It reflects the sort of sounds you’d hear from the local artists at the shows around town, featuring original music from stages large and small throughout the Lake Tahoe area. There is quite a variety of music to be heard: from straight-ahead rock to shades of urban, alternative and acoustic. It’s all good, all original, and all local.

onsalehirez.JPGAnyone who lives in the Tahoe area or visits with an ear to the sounds around them knows that there is a thriving local music scene here. Whether it’s concerts in parks, beach-fronts, resorts, festivals, bars, clubs, or headline stages, there seems to be music everywhere you go. What has been lacking was a place for the uninitiated to work their way in – to find a way to begin their journey through the variety of music being produced here. The KidZone has stepped-in to fill this void.

Why has the KidZone undertaken a Locals CD Project? Partly because it simply needed to be done, and the KidZone is a great cause for the community to rally-around, but also to stress how music itself is so central to any child’s enrichment.

Music is one of the earliest ways children learn to communicate, and yet it is often overlooked or taken for granted later in life. Throughout our whole lives, art has the ability to communicate with us directly on an emotional level – moving us both to dance and to cry – in a way that words alone simply cannot. Music comes in many forms, with a tremendous variety even in the small corner of the world we call home, and that alone is something to celebrate.

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