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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 81 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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San Jose, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This museum seems meant for very young children - say between ages 3-through-8 years, ideally. It takes about 90-120 minutes to cover the museum, though one can spend much time relaxing with the kids exploring the various exhibits. Parking nearby. Staff is friendly.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Aimed right at younger kids, perfect for my 3 1/2 yr old granddaughter. Kids run from exhibit to exhibit so excited and fascinated.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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