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Santa Fe Children's Museum

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Downtown)
505 989 8359
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Ranked #34 of 109 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: A great way to share fun and learning with the family at this exciting museum that offers interactive exhibits on the arts, sciences and humanities.... more » Owner description: A great way to share fun and learning with the family at this exciting museum that offers interactive exhibits on the arts, sciences and humanities. « less
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Kirbyville, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Best time this family spent in Santa Fe!!! My daughter didn't know her son would have SO MUCH FUN here. Please put this on your must do list if young folks in your group. Truly Amazing! Kudos to the people who make the Children's Museum possible? Worth price for admission! Come see for yourself!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went on a Monday when the adults pay and the kids are free. I think it cost 7.50 for myself and my 2 grand kids. It's small compared to other similar places, but that was the best part. I could watch the toddler and still keep an eye on the 8 yr old. The activities are designed to engage... More

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Waco, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For two adults and one child, we paid $24. It was a waste of money. It was such a small museum and did not offer much for children to do. It also looked as if they were running a daycare because there were children running around with one woman who kept telling them to stop running. My daughter had fun... More

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Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My four year old loved this place. it wasn't large but it wasn't crowded either so she could spend a lot of time on each thing. She loved face painting herself and although others thought she was trying to make a scary face, she thought she looked beautiful with red and black solid cheeks, nose and chin. The highlight though... More

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Burleson, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

it was free today, my kids had a gr8 time, would be worth 2x regular admission. My son with autism was in sensory heaven with the water related items. More like a learning amusement park then museum. Kids ages 7, 5, 3

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Center Moriches, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Kids had a great time. Great for a quiet afternoon. Indoor & Outdoor. Lots to see and do, adults will stay busy too : )

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New York City, New York
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163 reviews 163 reviews
64 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Small children's museum on way to museum hill. Fairly standard exhibits, geared more towards younger children (6 and under). The place is quite small which limits the "exploring"; also, as others noted, staff seems more comfortable hanging out amongst themselves rather than engaging kids. If you have small children, not a bad way to get done energy out of their... More

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Denver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've been to children's museums all over - this one is one floor with loads of imaginative play possibilities. There's a water table, dress up area, wooden blocks, magnets, cozy story corner, tiny tots area, giant bubbles, rope chairlift and more. If you don't have fun, you're not trying. Outdoors is just as good. There's a music area, garden, satellite... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I am torn as I write this review because I LOVE the Children's Museum and I recommend it to families. Unfortunately, our last experience was not great mainly because of the museum staff. We spend about 3 hours at the Museum with a group of friends for a birthday party. During that time we were scolded and lectured at least... More

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The facility of the museum is adequate for a small town and very attractive, but most of the staff appeared to feel visitors were a nuisance, especially the child visitors. There were almost too many rules to assimilate , but if you forgot, a surly staff person was there to harshly remind you. My granddaughter duly noted that people should... More

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