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Children's Creativity Museum

221 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
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Ranked #80 of 377 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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San Francisco, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Despite a screw-up at the "at will" table for our three tickets, 20-minute delay to start the ballet, and piped-in Tchaikovsky, my family loved the Jewishnutcracker ballet with its Chanukah theme! The seats are all great, comfortable and accessible with great views. The dancers were fabulous. Their costumes lovely. The intermission snacks tasty. Great entertainment for pre-teens! I wouldn't recommend... More

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Red Bluff, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

In the Yerba Buena Center ~ we recently got a Groupon for this place we had never heard of. The children were 3 and 7 and there was plenty to do and interest them for hours. Additionally, all the young people who helped with the activities were darling and wonderful.

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Adjacent to the Yerba Buena gardens and rec complex, this museum was a hit for all three of my kids, aged 1-4. We first went to the playground outside, part of the gardens complex. That was pretty cool, but a busload of older kids unloaded so it was time to scoot! so, we went to check out the museum. There... More

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