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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
408-298-5437
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Ranked #2 of 80 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums
Traveler Description: This museum allows children to have interactions with the exhibits, and they can touch, explore, and experiment. It is an excellent museum for... more »
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

1998 we were with 4 ( my daughter, 2 grandchildren age 5 and 2 and me) from Holland to California, The first visit was San Jose, because my daughter was there from 1989- 1992. We visit Children's Discovery Museum and my grandchildren and me liked it very much. Many other things we did and after we go around to San... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent just over an hour here with two young children aged 6 and 8 and it was just right for them I really liked the hands on philosophy which pervaded the place - the fire engine and mail coach were great for adults too Liked the look of the place from the outside - purple is my favourite colour!

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San Jose, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took our grandson here and had a great time. He loved all the hands-on activities and we could have easily stayed the day, as his interest outlasted that of his grandparents. There is very convenient access by light rail, if you are near a station. Enjoy.

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Woodland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I took my 18 month old and my 8 year old to this museum for the day. The older one loved seeing the baby enjoying all of the fun things. Unfortunately, I felt my 8 year old was a little too old, had she been by herself, it would not have been as fun. The 18 month old was very... More

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bangalore
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The exhibits are just enough to keep a toddler occupied through all morning and most the afternoon. The water section was a big hit and so was the activity area on the second floor. It's a good place to get a break for yourself as kids will find enough to engage themselves with.

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San Jose, California
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When our daughter was a child, we were members of the CDM & went here often. Now that we have grandchildren it is even better. It is so much fun to watch them enjoying the various displays & hand-on activities. By pointing out the exhibits that they overlook we expose them to new & exciting experiences. The museum volunteers are... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Go when it is not crowed and your children will have a ball, playing and learning! Wonderful place for little ones.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visit the museum with kids of all ages. We visited the firetruck, mammoth, corn husk doll and outdoor garden. The waterworks is a perennial favorite. We try to go several times a year to catch up with the changing exhibits.

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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Walking in to the museum, you are greeted by a full-size fire truck. Children are climbing around wearing pieces of the uniform of a typical fire fighter, taking turns being in the driver's seat. And so it begins - children's imaginations can take them anywhere inside this one building. They can dress up, play with bubbles, conduct a few science... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a great time bringing our 1 year old here. It's a bit pricey in my opinion (kids 1+ $12 and adults $12) but it would have been worth the money had we arrived earlier. Be sure to check to the schedule before you go. Our daughter had a blast! There is a garden, water area, make believe food... More

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