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 |

Professor Phineas T. Pennypickle has teamed up with his friend and esteemed colleague, Alan Rorie, PhD, to bring visitors the unique and innovative 


We extend our deepest gratitude to the


for their overwhelming support of
​Pennypickle's Workshop & the GIRLS ONLY CLUB.

We are truly grateful for your help! xoxoxox

thank you, thank you!!

stuff we need...

Pennypickle's Workshop offers the Everbright as a one-of-a-kind experience for kids of all ages - from toddler to adult - to explore their creativity by turning 464 rotating LED lights that provide endless possibilities of vivid color, geometry, and pattern. 

Pennypickle's Workshop founder and volunteer, Pat Comerchero, referred to the interactive color dials on the wall as a truly exceptional gift to the community and visitors.  “Dr. Alan Rorie is a designer, artist and scientist whose work focuses on the intersection between science, art, and education. He received a PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University, has been a fellow at The Exploratorium, and a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and New York University.  Dr. Rorie has been featured in the science journal ‘Nature,’ the technology and culture publication ‘Wired,’ and his scientific work has been published in ‘Science,’ ‘The Public Library of Science,’ and ‘The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.’ We are spectacularly fortunate that Pennypickle’s Workshop is the first children's museum - or any other public facility - in the world to have the Everbright on permanent display. It's so fun and engaging that our problem will be finding a way to tell adults to let the kids have a turn at playing with it!”  

The new exhibit was funded through the public-private partnership between the Friends of the Temecula Children’s Museum and the City of Temecula.

Spare change in your pocket or purse may be a nuisance to you, but to us it means a lot. Donations allow us to purchase experiment supplies and other items so that we can make your visit to Pennypickle's Workshop super fun and exciting!

Download our Volunteer Application here.

You can return it to us in person or mail to Pennypickle's Workshop, 42081 Main Street, Temecula CA 92590.

Interested in volunteering at Pennypickle's Workshop?

Oh yeah... we need Legos, too. TONS of them. We know it sounds weird, but we promise you'll think it's cool when we use them at one of our upcoming events. Trust us. You can deliver used pieces to the gift shop any time it's open. We don't care what the pieces are - anything is good. No sets needed, just pieces. Tons and tons of pieces.

we have a new toy!

You can become a member and visit the Workshop's regular sessions as many times as you want during one year for only

$25 per person! Call the Gift Shop at

951-308-6376 for details or just come in.