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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone Number: 760-233-7755
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits...
The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities that inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation.
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Great place for kids

Pretty small place but they have great events. I think parents shouldn't be charged, only kids. Parking can be annoying so you may want to park on the other side of the street

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty small place but they have great events. I think parents shouldn't be charged, only kids. Parking can be annoying so you may want to park on the other side of the street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We came here on a Tuesday while vacationing in SD, and came here because the downtown was closed on Tuesdays (we paid the pricey downtown parking fees before realizing this too!). We also wanted to do something that our LO would enjoy. Wouldn't really say it's so much a museum as a kids big play area, with some more science... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The public library in Escondido was giving out a free summer visit to the Children's Discovery Museum across from Grape Day Park and we thought it might be a fun diversion for the kids. So, we went and they were having a special Turkey related expo and letting the kids try out magnets, small shopping carts, giant building blocks, bubbles... More 

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Escondido,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fun place to take children/grandchildren for adventure and education. Conveniently located across from Grape Day Park, fun for all!

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a really fun museum for young kids and toddlers. They have a lot of different learning toys and activities. Big bubble wands, dry up, small kitchens for play, a ship with a slide, outdoor area with building toys and a arts and crafts area. There are so many different types of activities that I can remember them all.... More 

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Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting, especially for childre, but adult also. Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours, and refreshing (on a hot day )

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Cortland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My nieces (8 and 4) love this spot. My sons (5 and 1) appreciated it at least as much. Neither gender nor age was a barrier to enjoying the Children's Discovery Museum. The kids enjoyed blowing enormous bubbles/sets of bubbles outdoors. They also built huge bricmbased play structures, to share with other kids at the museum. The story time was... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our nearly 3 year old grand daughter to the museum. She was initially overwhelmed by everything there was to do. The museum was very busy that day too. Once she got used to the activity level she enjoyed herself. I think the next time she will love it. The kids that were a little older were having a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of fun for children under 8 but leaves the older kids with little to do. We were there twice in June and the same book was read each time. Seems to me 2 different books could be read a day. Other than that it was fun time for all.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My grandchildren loved the interactive environment and the offerings of classes that are regularly offered. My 11 year old was not as excited as the 4 and 7 year old as the interactive items were more for younger children.

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Additional Information about San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

Address: Address: 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone Number: 760-233-7755
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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