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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
760-233-7755
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Escondido
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities that inspire children to learn about our world through... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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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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chicago, il
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The museum does have quite a few "stations" but is overall pretty small. We went with our 4 and 6 year old boys. They were able to do all of the activities at the museum within a couple of hours. There were only a couple of activities that held the interest of my 6 year old. They have a nice... More

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San Diego, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited the first time an instantly became members. The museum seems to always make the little ones run, interact, climb and be entertained. the changing exhibits always keep it fresh (although don't like the down time between changes as the museum closes). Great place to take the little kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

It didn't have a lot of reviews when we decided to give the discovery museum a try. I am glad we did. It does have a lot of toys and play areas, which is good for 2yr olds like mine. What the other reviews don't highlight is all the learning activities they have mixed in with the toys. There is... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

It is not a museum ... It is very small .. Has no special games or activities at all.. If I knew it was that bad, I would have gone to a park instead ...

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La Jolla, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A great hands on museum where the children and run and explore. So many things to touch and see. Easily spend the day,hd to limit it to the afternoon.

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Maybe because we went when it as not crowded at all, but my twin 5 year old grandkids and their little friend had a ball here. There was only two other children there at the time. They have a pirate ship inside and costumes they can dress up in. And a puppet theater and big, huge Lego's that you can... More

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Escondido, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The museum is now in a new location. It's really nice and has a lot of fun things for your little ones to do. It has an indoor area and even an outdoor area for the kids to play.

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Escondido, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Truly disappointed as I thought this would actually be a museum for chidren. It's not. it's a playhouse-type of business where you pay a fee and basically let your kids run around and make a mess you don't have to clean up. Big bummer as Escondido is in great need of some interesting things for children to do. I think... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

kids enjoyed it, all different ages (7, 3 and 1). Easy to keep track of the kids as the rooms flow into each other. One part to play was outside, but it was safe and gated, also with double doors and you can see outside if you are inside watching other kids. We went for a birthday and it also... More

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