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San Antonio Children's Museum

Neighborhood: Downtown
Children's museums, Museums
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Address: 305 E Houston, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210-212-4453
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum is designed for children ages 10 and younger, but with their...
This museum is designed for children ages 10 and younger, but with their parents in mind. So don't worry, there will be something interesting for you, too.
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Most recent review
They are moving!!!

Once the Children's Museum moves to its new location on Broadway sometime this summer (2015) it will be perfect! The present location is downtown San Antonio on Houston, which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Once the Children's Museum moves to its new location on Broadway sometime this summer (2015) it will be perfect! The present location is downtown San Antonio on Houston, which is a parking and access nightmare for SanAntonio residents since we lack a good public transportation system outside the downtown area. Visitors in the area hotels will have access to the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Location: The children's museum is located in the heart of downtown which is a great thing and a not so great thing. We payed 12 dollars for the parking lot closest to it and my husband and I thought it was a little pricey. But there is street parking if your ok with all the traffic going by. We are... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Some children's museums are truly nothing special. This is the best one we've been to. Clean, well run, help staff, lots of creative and different things. Only criticism is that the aviation exhibit Ned's a refresh. Otherwise, the kids loved it and didn't want to leave after three hours. That's saying something good.

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San Antonio, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I took my niece here a few months ago, as well as a few friends tagging along. Every single one of us had a blast here! There is so much to do, play with and look at, that you will lose track of time while in here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We started our day here cos it opened early. There was literally NO ONE ELSE HERE when we arrived 10 mins after opening! There was plenty to keep a 7yo and 2.5yo busy for 90 minutes or so! Lots of fun!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited with our 4 and 2 year olds. The 4 year old spent 4 hours and didn't want to leave. A real plus for parents is the downtown location; we were able to play for 2 hours and then walk out for lunch on Houston street; after lunch we returned for more as tickets are good all day. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Where do you take children for some entertainment and exercise? One sure way to thrill most youngsters and get them moving is with a visit to a children’s museum and San Antonio has one that the kiddos should like. It’s the San Antonio Children’s Museum and it’s located very close to the Riverwalk in downtown, walking distance away from many... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My son absolutely loved his time at the museum. He could have stayed there all day, but unfortunately we had nap times to contend with! His favorite features were the trolley, airplane, grocery store and imagination playground/building area. However, some things were broken or not open and we did have a hard time finding someone to help us (example, the... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My son enjoyed playing in the airplane, the grocery story and milking the cow. A lot of the exhibits appeared to be on its last leg and didn't really entertain him. It looks like they need to sink a little money in the place and upgrade it a little. I don't think it was worth the money

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Oslo, Norway
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The purpose of the museum is very good. Some of the attractions were excellent. Sadly some of them needed basic maintenance, which is crucial when it comes to children`s interest and learning. Our 3 years old grand daughter found interesting activities and avoided everything that was destroid or didn`t function. We spent several hours there.

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