Media and Press

Welcome To The Media and Press Center
There is always something fun and exciting to see and do at KidSenses! Read our current press releases for useful information regarding current and future events, traveling exhibits and programs. For additional media related questions, please e-mail us or call 828-286-2120. 
Press Releases
Museum Hours and Admission Fees

KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum is open Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm and Friday from 9:00am – 8:00pm. The museum is CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays.  

KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum History

The concept of KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum began as one person’s dream, which, when shared with other creative minds in a very special community, grew and grew into a reality that has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Located in the heart of downtown Rutherfordton, NC, our building was originally constructed in 1927 and has been home to a car dealership and later a “Five and Dime” store before being refurbished as a completely hands-on environment. Since opening in 2004, KidSenses has welcomed over 500,000 visitors to our 10,000 square-foot space, which features 12 different interactive exhibit areas, curriculum-based workshops for field trip groups, a 7,500 square foot Children’s Garden (open seasonally), and unique opportunities to stimulate the imagination and educate the mind.

Official Museum Logo

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KidSenses Building Illustration

KS Building Illustration

KidSenses Discovery Garden Logo

Garden Picture

KidSenses Staff Photos

Willard Whitson, KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum Executive Director

KidSenses Executive Director