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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone Number: 760-233-7755
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits and...

The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities that inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation.

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Great time!

Took our young child and had a wonderful time. Free coffee, clean restrooms and exhibits. This is free for military until Labor Day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
BEWP317
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Quantico, Virginia
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Quantico, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our young child and had a wonderful time. Free coffee, clean restrooms and exhibits. This is free for military until Labor Day.

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Thank BEWP317
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our granddaughters, ages 4 1/2and 2 1/2 , for the first time to this museum. Both of them had a great time playing at all the stations, both inside and out. Although it was very crowded it don't bother either of them. Definitely recommend it for young kids.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We visit here about 5 times a year. My son is now 2 1/2 and still loves it. We've been coming since he was 10 months. They keep it organized and clean and staff are very helpful. There is an inside and outside area and it's educational and fun! On a Saturday every other month it is free but it's... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Escondido,CA
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Many fun and unique experiences for all children, inside and outside. Cultural awareness activities and more.

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Thank lisak56
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We've been taking our Kinder students to the Museum for the past 4-5 years. It keeps getting better with hands on activities indoors and outside for the students. Good workshops, too! A great place for kids 2-8 to explore, play, learn!

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Thank Anon92027
Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Greatly recommended for family with kids,very affordable and lots of things to do for kids.My daughter never wants to leave every time we go.

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Thank ellasm0m
Escondido, California
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The museum has many great exhibits set up at a younger students' level of understanding. Lots of hands-on stations and exhibits.

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Thank EscoDave
San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Fun for a very short time. Grandson is 4 and ran around for about 1 hour then was ready to go. There wasn't anyone around really to explain what to do at each *booth* but overall it was fun and a good hourspent.

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Thank katbeatina
Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Took my granddaughter here for a morning of discovery and fun. It was crowded with other kids but she still had a very good time especially with the "bubbles" and the "wind tunnel".

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Children 10 and younger will enjoy this experience. It is smaller than we expected, we have visited many discovery museums.

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