Discover Science through play

Copyright 2004  |   Friends of the Temecula Children's Museum   |   All rights reserved
 Pennypickles¬© and Pennypickle's Workshop¬© are located at 42081 Main Street, Temecula, California 92590
 951-308-6376 |

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the Professor wants you to know...

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Have a memorable birthday party at the award-winning Pennypickle's Workshop!

Call 951-308-6376 to find out

about our birthday party packages

and to book your party today.

Professor Pennypickle and the Friends of the Temecula Children's Museum would like to thank all local companies,
organizations, and individuals for their overwhelming support and financial sponsorship.
Your help is needed to continue our efforts. Please contact the Friends at for more information on how you can help become a sponsor.

"Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present."
- Albert Camus, winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Thank you for your generosity...

Professor Phineas T. Pennypickle, Ph.D
Ahhh, the Professor. He is an enigma. Mysterious, elusive, slightly absent-minded, this genius has traveled the world... and traveled through time... to conspire, invent and explore with brilliant minds from history, like Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Lindberg, and other familiar intellects. 
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Phineas' tiny field-mouse-friend Beaker cuddles in the Professor's lab coat pocket to observe the puttering and tinkering, and when the Professor is not around, Beaker keeps an eye on the workshop. 
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Pennypickle's Workshop - the Temecula Children's Museum
The Professor's home...7500 square feet of it, cluttered with hands-on inventions, gadgets, experiments...and kids won't even know they're learning as they play! Located in the heart of Old Town Temecula, Southern California (a great place to visit, by the way), Pennypickle's Workshop (formerly called the Imagination Workshop) has already won a THEA award from the Themed Entertainment Association, representing creators of compelling places and experiences, two awards from the California Park and Recreation Society, and Nickelodeon Networks' Parents' Pick Award for Best Museum and Best Birthday Party Place.

Take a little tour of the Workshop...

Pennypickle's...the gift shop
The Professor's little marketplace is a treasure trove of scientifically oriented toys, books, gizmos, and gadgets to catch the fancy of all ages.  Proceeds from the gift shop help support Pennypickle's Workshop.

The Friends of the Temecula Children's Museum
The roots that allow the wings to soar...this group of volunteers is responsible for gift shop operations, birthday party organization, memberships, fundraising, and sponsorships. Your help is needed. Please contact us at or call 951-308-6376. The Friends of the Temecula Children's Museum is a non-profit, 501c3 organization.
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