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Children's Creativity Museum

221 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
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Ranked #96 of 378 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Educational Sites, Children's Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Children's Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) opened its doors in October 1998 on the rooftop of Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco as... more »
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Fremont, California
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1,573 reviews 1,573 reviews
993 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a fun place in Yerba Buena Gardens area for kids to come and use their imagination. There is also a theater there. There is a spiral gallery where they plan to show artwork made by children at the center. There is also a store here. Close to the museum,, there is a merry-go-round as well as giant slides.... More

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Fremont, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It’s a museum that encourages a lot of creative play and imaginative construction for kids ranging from toddlers to elementary school children. Actually, the museum is most ideal for early elementary children as it has a lot of technology facilities like the ANIMATION STUDIO and Design Studio that utilize videography and programs like Photoshop. Younger children can play in the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I spent the morning here with my 5 and 2 year old boys. There was lots for them to explore. They loved making a Wheels on the Bus music video, the Lego Wall, exploring with puppets, molding and rolling floam, and building with blocks. There stuff for all ages, even teenagers would love the animation creation studio. Staff was friendly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There isn't very much to do, but there is a nice animation studio, where you: first make a sculpture out of clay, then you make an iStopMotion video.

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pleasant ridge, mi
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103 reviews 103 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a wonderful place for kids 3-12ish! My kids (9&10) Really enjoyed making an animated show and music video.

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SF bay area
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was a bit confused finding the entrance because the door is tiny compared to the size of the building. It's very obvious that it's the museum, so in that sense it's easy to find. It was bright, colorful and airy. I'm always a little grossed out at "hands on" places (drooly, sticky, snotty, normal children), but this wasn't too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our 6 year-old daughter LOVED this museum. We were visiting CA from Chicago for a 9-day trip, and this was one of the highlights of the trip for her. She loved making the clay characters and making a claymation movie, and was a huge fan of making music videos. She was the perfect age for all the activities, including the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I love the mission of the Children's Creativity Museum. They want children to develop from mere consumers of media, to creators of media. The entire museum is meant for kids to problem solve, imagine, create, and discover all the materials and ideas they can use to create new methods, ideas and entertainment. Love that the carousel is right outside the... More

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My daughter wanted to go back everyday. we loved to explore every corner of the place. This is a great way to let the creativity go out of the brain, hands and feet......

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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My kids didn't want to leave this place. We spent over 3 hours there. They built robots, made music videos, claymation vidoes, and worked in the computer lab designing who knows what...they had a great time with all of the creativity labs and studios. We could have spent another few hours there... Would take them there often if we lived... More

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