Offerings

What makes Keystone Kidspace different?

We believe the most exciting learning does not exist in silos of knowledge—but is driven by the intersection of disciplines.  When science, technology and the arts overlap is when the real magic happens.

Keystone Kidspace will have a diverse program offering that changes and evolves over time. Exhibits will change regularly so each visit is a new experience. This approach will keep local visitors coming back to see what is new.

How often will the activities change?

Some activities will be changed out on a rotating calendar, while others will evolve more organically over time. Workshops and classes will be announced on a monthly basis.

Who are Keystone Kidspace partners?

Many organizations are looking for ways to expand their reach or try out new programs. Keystone Kidspace provides dedicated space for organizations to host classes, workshops or events on a rotating basis. This is a win/win—organizations expand their audience and visitors experience an ever-changing environment that captures their imaginations.

Partners can be existing organizations or an independent instructor who want to share their skills and mentor children and teens.

What is the target age group?

Our target age group is children ages 6 and up. As children grow up it is more difficult to find activities to keep their minds engaged with age-appropriate exploration and innovation.

Keystone Kidspace fills this gap, encouraging older elementary and middle schoolers to ask their own questions and search for answers. Much of the programming is open-ended so children can work at their own pace and find their own path.

Will food be available?

There will be a small space for grab and go snacks, but no full service restaurant.

Can I rent the facility for an event?

Yes! Facility rentals will be available for everything from birthday parties to large events.

Can I become a member?

Memberships are the cost-effective way for your family to visit Keystone Kidspace on a regular basis. Using our “crew-based” model a group of 4 visitors will have unlimited access to the facility for as little as $15 per month. This means one adult can bring three other people at any time as part of their “crew.” Premium memberships will also come with additional benefits such as early registration for classes, members only events and extra special, secret surprises.

When will Keystone Kidspace open?

Renovations to our historic home began in February 2020. Working diligently with our contractors, architects and fabricators we plan to be open for sneak peek programs by the end of 2020. Our official Grand Opening is scheduled for early 2021.

Note: The current pandemic has meant some inevitable construction delays but we still plan to open in 2021. Stay tuned for updates.

Accessibility

What ages can participate?

Our programs are designed for children ages 6-teens. We know families travel together, so our spaces are designed to be safe for younger siblings and comfortable and engaging for older family members. We also plan to offer occasional adults-only after hours events and programs.

Where will I park?

We are fortunate to be located adjacent to Smalls Field. Through an agreement with the School District of the City of York, we have ample FREE parking available right outside our front door.

How will the space accommodate kids with special needs?

The facility will be ADA compliant and we will make every effort to ensure that all visitors are welcome and safe in our space. To accommodate learning differences, sensory issues and other developmental challenges, we will reserve certain daytime hours for our special needs visitors and provide accessibility aids when possible.

Will I need to register for classes or become a member in order to access Keystone Kidspace?

No. We are committed to being a regular part of York County families’ lives as well as an attractive destination for visitors and families from across the region. As a result, we welcome drop-in visitors. There will be a calendar of classes, camps and workshops, many of which are likely to require pre-registration; but much of the facility will be open to the general public and we will host many large-scale community events.

Program Partners

How do I become a program partner?

We are always looking for instructors who are interested in sharing their passions with kids. This could be a weekly class, a special event or a one-time pop up experience. Learn more about becoming a Keystone Kidspace instructor here.

Where can I learn more about becoming a program partner?

Fill out the form here. Our Executive Director is identifying partners as we speak!

How do I submit an idea for a cool program or class?

Our programming goal is to provide unique experiences not available in other locations around York. If you have an idea for a class, we would love to hear about it. Fill out the form here.