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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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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 place for little ones

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
jimdeansmith
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san jose, ca
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san jose, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice for youngsters but seems a little more hands on things could be appliedand the eating areas are a little overpriced .a good place for primary age kids to go too.wouldnt recommend over 13 yrs of age

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San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Liked: variety of areas; Disliked: too crowded For children under 3 it might be too overwhelming. They may gravitate and want only water area. Ages 4+ will enjoy the various areas.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

love this place .... and kids will definitely have fun and learn. entrance is $12 for adults and kids over 1 year old. seniors i believe is $11... we celebrated my son's bday there recently. kids will definitely enjoy being there. there are a lot of things to do. there's a fire truck and an ambulance. bubble room. activities/arts on... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of fun stuff for all ages! Can be an inspiration for children to be more curious about science. Very broad bandwidth of stimulation for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kids will enjoy the interactive displays offered in the areas for kids. Displays provide a wide range of details that all ages will enjoy.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My kids love this place, but I don't. The areas are so small and crowded, you feel a little claustrophobic, and it's hard to keep an eye on your kids. It is good for toddlers and younger school age kids, and I will continue going because they like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had CDM membership more than 10 years ago and took my 2 children to the museum regularly, they really enjoyed it, the museum had something for everyone between the preschool age to about 12, whether they like art craft or hand-on science activities, it kept them constantly busy, Now my children are grown but they still have fond memory... More 

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