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“Great Indoor Entertainment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Fe Children's Museum

Santa Fe Children's Museum
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505 989 8359
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Ranked #35 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Children's Museums
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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.
Washington DC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great Indoor Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I took my two,a ges 6 and 11 on a Sunday. They enjoyed 2.5 hours of fun-filled, creative play in the cool air conditioning! New climbing wall available for 50-pound+ kids, included in admission fee. For the older one, the pendulum table and domino table were favorites. The small one painted his own face with in the make-up mirror; played at the water table; put on a puppet show; and built legos on the cube. We didn't spend a lot of time outdoors, but they did the XL slide and we walked around to see the adobe playhouse and gardens. One of the best parts of this outing was the chance for the kids to play with other kids on vacation and not rely on Mom to entertain them. Chips and other snacks are available in the gift shop, but you have to eat outside.

Visited July 2013
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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A variety of fun-filled experiences for children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went with our 26-month-old grandson and other family members, including a 17-month-old boy. The children and six of us adults all enjoyed more than an hour of interesting hands-on activities. Well worth a visit!

Visited July 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Small but Entertaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We live in Santa Fe. I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and a 5 yr old girl. The children's museum is small compared to other children's museums around the country. It has been recently remodeled and new exhibits offered. There are indoor and outdoor activities. The museum is open year round and has changed their hours to include Mondays. My daughter's favorite activity is the face painting and my son's is between the giant bubbles and the water falls. The main theme of this place is reusing and recycling...sticking close to nature. The cost is reasonable $6.00 per person. If you are a New Mexico Resident...they have A Sunday special $2.00 per person if you show your NM I.D. Staff is friendly. The building is mostly built on an open floor plan. There are limited activities for children year round..so the children's museum is great!

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great place for so many!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have been taking our twin girls there for the past two years. They are four now, and they love it! Water features to play with, a variety of things to do and new activities from last year to this year. Looking forward to several years to come. The museum always seems to have something new.

Visited June 2013
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Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great set of activities for all kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I was impressed that there were activities of many kinds for all ages of kids. My 2 year old was entertained for just as long as my 4 year old twins... and the school age kids that were there that day.
Even with a school group it didn't seem overcrowded. Each activity had it's own space and there were plenty of workers going around making sure everything was operating properly and messes were cleaned up.

Bubbles table, craft table, physics lessons with pulleys and pumping machine, pet snake (kids got to pet it), climbing area for under 4' kids, padded area with books for toddlers, kitchen and dressup areas, stage for puppet shows, and more.

Then... outside there's a whole garden and conservation learning center. It was an unexpected treasure. My kids didn't want to leave.
I wish we'd brought picnic lunch items to eat in the tented tables area.

We had fun watching our kids explore.

Visited May 2013
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