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Educational Programs

HAVE FUN at Kids@Play, our 1700 sq. ft. play space, enjoying rotating exhibits, programs & classes and unique opportunities for children to explore science through inquiry and hands-on activities. Children can discover themselves and others through spontaneous social interactions, tap into their curiosity and creativity, and increase awareness & spark creativity, while engendering a lifelong love of learning.

Weekly Programs
TuesdaysStorytime 11:30 and 3:00
Wednesdays - Science Lab 11:30 and 3:00
-     Art Projects 11:30-2:30 and 3:00**
Fridays -       Bandit's History Trunk    11:30am  and 3:00
-     All Day    Science Lab projects
All 11:30 programs are geared for 3-4 year olds and last approximately 30 minutes and are included with admission.
All 3:00 programs are geared for elementary age students and last approximately 50 minutes, and are included in the price of admission except for the 3:00pm Art Class.

**You must pre-register for the 3:00 Art Class for 5-12 year olds. It is more structured and teaches basic principles of art. It will last about 1 hour. Class sessions- June 12-August 7 (No class on July 3)

Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 - 4:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00
$5.00 per Adult; $1 per child under 18 , members are free
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 adult must accompany every 5 children. Please no food or drink.


Kids@Play is located inside Signal Hill Mall.
1613 East Broad Street
Statesville, NC
Phone: 704-450-0756
Take I-77 to Exit 50 (one exit south of the I-77 & I-40 interchange). Travel east on East Broad Street to Signal Hill Mall (1/4 mile from I-77). Play Space is next to Belk's. Entrance is inside the mall.


We are a Grassroots Science Museum.

The Kids@Play location is served by the Iredell County Area Transit Service (ICATS). Phone 704-832-2342 for schedule information.

Birthday Party Rentals

An amazing facility at an affordable price makes birthdays at kids@play truly memorable! Guests celebrate in style and enjoy two hours of exploration among the museum’s exhibits of hands-on fun! The entire kids@play space at the Signal Hill Mall location is available to rent for private birthday parties or play time each Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Other times may be available during the week for shared space.) One adult per every five children, up to a maximum of 25. A Rental Agreement must be signed and submitted with one-half of the two-hour ($50/$40 members) fee as a deposit.

Click here to download rental agreement.