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Pennypickle’s Workshop

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, 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.

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.

Professor Phineas T. Pennypickle, Ph.D

From the time Phineas was a child, he was fascinated with imagination and invention. He envisioned ways to improve and revolutionize everything from electricity to communication to transportation. His knowledge of the world, history, science, music, and art increased (from books, of course!), and his house became filled with gizmos, gadgets, stuff, stuff, and more. His entire home became his workshop and laboratory. A1 Temecula Pest Control & Bed Bug

His experiments in time travel are the most interesting. From the time machine in his Library, Phineas has been able to travel throughout history to meet other famous inventors and scientists. His hand was in nearly every historic invention humanity has known, and his friendships with Marconi, Edison, Houdini, and others are legendary. He is the author of several books on time travel (as seen in his Library at Pennypickle’s Workshop), and his inventions like the “Illusionator,” the “Philharmonicamatic” and the “Electrolight-o-later” are worth making a memorable trip to see. You should ask one of the Professor’s assistants how the hot air balloon ended up in the Foyer… Beaker has finally forgiven Phineas for that… almost.


Little field mouse Beaker is a character in his own right…and just because he doesn’t speak doesn’t mean that he and the Professor don’t communicate. They both have an uncanny ability to know what each other is thinking.

Beaker follows Phineas around or catches a ride in the Professor’s lab coat pocket. Sometimes he sits on the Professor’s shoulder when he is inventing something or playing the Philharmonicamatic. Beaker loves when Phineas uses the peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making machine because he gets to share the result!

Address: 42081 Main St, Temecula, CA

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