KidSenses Interactive
Children's Museum

Downtown Rutherfordton

172 N. Main Street

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

(828) 286-2120

Admission: $5.00 for children, $5.00 for adult, $4.00 active military and $3.00 for seniors 55 and up.

Tue – Thur: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun – Mon: CLOSED

Since opening in 2004, KidSenses has welcomed over 275,000 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.


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. Visit this interactive museum for a day packed with exploration, experimentation and adventure. Kids just can’t get enough!

Tesla Coil
Tesla Coil Live
Toddler in Exhibit
KidSenses_Garden Slide
Engineering tower build
KidSenses_Museum Show
KidSenses Lab
Craft Station
Human bubble
KidSenses Science Lab
Discovery Garden Playground
Discovery Garden
Grocery Shopping
Science Lab
Dollars and Cents
Fire Truck
Climbing Staircase