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Children's Creativity Museum

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Address: 221 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: 415-820-3320
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fun Place for Kids to Use Their Imagination

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our son is 3 1/2 year old. The museum had some creative exibits, but most of the things at the museum were either for children younger than him or older than him. He really took no interest in anything there. I am a little disappointed. When he gets older we might try it again.

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Fremont, California
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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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Shanghai
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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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