Discover Science through play

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 Pennypickles© and Pennypickle's Workshop© are located at 42081 Main Street, Temecula, California 92590
 951-308-6376 |

​5:30-7:30 pm,

$5 per person over 24 months

The Workshop is open every Friday night for fun family science adventures. Be sure to join us often - there's always a surprise in store! 

The Workshop will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC between September 11 and the 25 for some badly needed roof repair. We'll re-open on Tuesday, September 26. The bad news is that obviously there will be no Explore Science Friday Nights on Sept. 15 and the 22nd. In the meantime, you can send messages to the Professor on our Pennypickle's Workshop Facebook page. He'd love to hear some kind words!

mad scientist crazy chemistry lab

Friday, October 27, 5:30-7:30 pm 

Only true mad scientists can appreciate Halloween and its opportunity to do some wild and wacky experiments... and boy, do we ever have that covered. It's spooky how much fun it'll be...

pennypickle's catastrophic closure

october events


Friday, November 24, 6 pm
The Professor lets his good friend borrow his comfy, cozy cottage just so you can visit him in an old-fashioned, non-commercial setting. The Workshop will be open from 10 am to 9 pm on this special day, and Santa will entertain visitors until 9 pm.
After his special entrance on Friday, November 24, Santa will be in his cottage on weekends from Saturday November 25 to Sunday December 23. He will not be available on Friday December 1 since he is the special guest at Temecula's Electric Light Parade that evening!
Hours to visit Santa are:
Fridays 6-9 pm
Saturdays 10 am-2 pm
Sundays 1-5 pm

kids only Club!!

$25/ per class; must be 5-10ish yrs old. This is a drop-off themed series of events that are so exciting you'll want your children to attend all of them! Be sure to register EARLY. Call 951-308-6376 for tickets and if you have any questions.​

Pennypickle's Pumpkin/apple festival

Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 1-4 pm

(This event will be held outside and does not include admission to Pennypickle's Workshop)

The Professor loves both pumpkins and apples, so he decided to include both at his first annual family-friendly fall festival! We'll have some fun surprises for you, plus you can enter your best wacky pumpkin or apple-head carving for the chance to win a cool prize!

Check back soon for additional information.

Monday madness

​The Workshop will be OPEN on Monday, October 30 and November 20

all sessions, $5 per person over 24 months

santa arrives!​

halloween wacky workshop

Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31
​all sessions, $5 per person over 24 months 

You just know that this will be a wacky day cause the Professor loves Halloween. This won't be a spooky or scary day at the Workshop though... more like a Mad Scientist party! Come and have fun with us.

Apple-head carving lab

Friday, October 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
​$5 per person over 24 months

Get ready for Pennypickle's Pumpkin/Apple Festival by carving an Apple-Head to enter in the contest! Mom and Dad, bring an apple and a paring knife tonight and we'll help you do the rest. (You don't have to be part of this Lab to enter the Apple-Head contest, though.)

Adults are required to accompany their children at all events (except GIRLS ONLY AND KIDS ONLY CLUBS).

Download the latest Events flyer (June-November) pdf here

Are you a member??

You can be for only $25 per person. You'll receive unlimited regular session admission for one year. Call 951-308-6376 or ask for membership information at the gift shop desk.