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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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Took the Kids for a free visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We enjoyed an afternoon at the Museum with our kids and our friends' family. We were able to keep the kids engaged for about two hours.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We have been to several children museums across the country and San Diego has one of the better ones. We've been here a few times and its always clean and things are working.

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