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September 23, 2023 to January 14, 2024

“Measurement Rules,” introduces the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concept of measurement to children through interactive, hands-on experiences. Children can gauge height, distance, volume and other measurements in relation to the world around them using traditional and not-so-traditional tools. At this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Tinker with instruments such as calipers, height gauges and go/no-go gauges.
  • Build their own ball ramp to experiment with time and speed
  • Measure their own volume in cubic-inch blocks
  • Explore volume at an open bead table
  • Play with balance using objects and standard scales
  • Find out how many chickens they weigh, and much more!

Experience Measurement Rules!

Hours & Cost

September 25, 2023 through January 14, 2024

Thursdays – Only On and After October 12
2:00pm to 6:00pm
$5 per person ages 1 and up

Friday, Saturday &  Sunday*
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

$9.50 per person ages 1 and up

Fri – Sun admission includes admission to general museum exhibits too.
* Sunday Free to Rancho Cordova residents with proof of address

SCM Members always free.

Are you a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop? Visit Measurement Rules! for FREE on Thursdays! Email to reserve your spot.

Measurement Rules Field Trips

Book your field trip today!

  • Field Trips are available on Mondays – Thursdays.
  • Each field trip is a 90 minute session.
  • Groups have exclusive use of Measurement Rules exhibit.
  • Visit includes a facilitated activity.
  • $300 per class

Included in the cost is admission for:

  • Up to 30 students per class
  • All classroom Educators, para-educators, and aides
  • Up to 6 parent chaperones per class

Please note that we require a 1:5 adult/child ratio.

  • No food and beverages inside the museum.
  • Each child goes home with a free pass for a future visit to SCM.
Book Your Field Trip Now!

Measurement Rules! was created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Local presenting sponsor is the City of Rancho Cordova Community Enhancement & Investment Fund.

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Regular Operating Hours

We're currently closed. We're open again on Tuesday () from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Member – Only Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Admission

Tuesday- Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Measurement Rules: Friday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to close; open Thursdays 2 – 6 on and after October 12, 2023.