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Children's Discovery Museum

Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: 408-298-5437
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Ranked #2 of 140 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Science museums, Museums
Owner description: Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.
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Type: Children's museums, Science museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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San Jose, California
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was super-crowded; this probably decreased our enjoyment of the museum. Our kids loved exploring the real fire engine and ambulance. My son liked being able to experiment with changing traffic lights, but the equipment was half broken. There was also a water zone, which they enjoyed - too bad we didn't think... More 

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San Jose, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Kids can be kids and even though it's not fancy (the bubble room) the children had a lot of fun. It's a little too pricey. I would definitely go again. The children that I took were 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 and there was something for both. Really liked the food for the children and the food for the adults... More 

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