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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: 408-298-5437
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural...
Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.
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Great for Grandkids

I only went to take the grandkids, ages 3 and 18 months. The 3 year old had a blast and didn't want to leave and the 18 month old was not quite old enough for many of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I only went to take the grandkids, ages 3 and 18 months. The 3 year old had a blast and didn't want to leave and the 18 month old was not quite old enough for many of the activities. There is a lot of excitement and it is loud. I guess I'm not used to being around kids so much... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Took my seven yr old here and he had a blast. With playing in the water area to drawing pictures and other things they had going on... Definitely take my soon back he really likes

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the most innovative museum for kids ever. We go there with our grand-son all the time. The perfect place for kids to live out their imaginations!

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Fullerton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice. Not huge. Nice earthquake exibit. Not as wonderful as I had hoped, but I'm not a kid and my daughter, who was with me, felt the same way.

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Santa Clara, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a wonderful place for children and their parents to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment. This big purple building is surrounded by a huge grassy park perfect for a picnic. the price to get in is fair and they have a cute little gift shop and eatery. The exhibits change every few months or years... More 

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Seoul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is not a huge museum but it's enough for young kids to enjoy for half day. They have areas for water play, bubbles, pretend kitchen/market, a mini garden and an tons other things to explore. It gives kids chances to explore things hands on and the whole setting is friendly and cozy. They are also running "adventure of otter"... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I took my kids age 2 and 3 here. We had a Groupon which made it very affordable. Despite not having their own parking lot, lots were easy to find nearby and only $5. The museum was very crowded for a Tues morning due to all the school groups. With my kids being so young, I always worry about older... More 

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san jose, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have taken a couple of my nieces there, when they were 5-6 years old. They had a great time, perfect place for little children, including toddlers.

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We started taking our kids there (had a hard time getting past that field sized fire engine!) and then our young nieces & nephews. This is a wonderful museum that appeals to all sorts of interests (crafts, water, bubbles, engineering, vehicles, etc.) the special exhibits are always engaging and well thought out. This is the best experience for younger children,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The place is pretty big and has many attractive things. Though we liked the science museum in San Francisco more. Though, This place is better for kids more than 5-6 years old who udnerstand a bit more of what is happening around, the youger kids also have fun just playing around.

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