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SeasideChick wrote a review Jan 2019
27 contributions24 helpful votes
Let me start by saying my youngest daughter is way past the age that you'd think would like this place but she STILL loves going here. It's really designed for younger kids but she is 12 and loves the crafting area and the play stage. The way it's set up is with different stations each with a different theme. There's a play kitchen/diner area where kids can pretend to be chefs serving their parents lunch. There's a mini ambulance that has sound buttons. There's a stage area complete with a curtain, ticket booth and costumes to create their own little plays. There's even a video monitor above the state and a sound effects panel. There are other stations for different themes but my daughter and niece love the craft area. It's one big station of all sorts of recycled items, crayons, glue guns and the kids can just go crazy making whatever strikes their imagination. I love that all the items are things that would otherwise go in the trash and they've found a way to keep them out of the landfill while providing imaginative playtime. …
Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from mymuseum08, Executive Director at Monterey County Youth Museum
Responded Jan 16, 2019
Thanks so much for your kind review!!! We are so glad your daughter still enjoys my museum and look forward to seeing you guys here again soon.
ApostolicTraveler wrote a review Nov 2018
Vacaville, California42 contributions6 helpful votes
The creation area is a crafters delight. If you are into crafts it's perfect. Lots of random materials available. My 7 year old loved the golf area and the bottle rockets were a blast! I appreciated the clean bathrooms too.
Date of experience: November 2018
Travelingschoolmarm wrote a review May 2018
Elida, Ohio51 contributions12 helpful votes
Pricey but fun and educational place for families and children birthdays. Staff is helpful and accommodating and pleasant.
Date of experience: October 2017
Gerald B wrote a review Feb 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada381 contributions109 helpful votes
The staff is very dedicated and this interactive museum is great for small children to learn about many things. While there were a lot of children, the place was relatively quiet as the children were engrossed in the various exhibits.
Date of experience: January 2017
Shelby V wrote a review Jan 2017
39 contributions14 helpful votes
Visited with a 2.5 year old on a sunny Sunday during MLK weekend. I expected it to be crowded, but with nice weather I figured it wouldn't be too bad, and it wasn't. They do charge admission for every person over 2, so we paid $16 for my husband and I to stand around inside, and $8 for our daughter to play. This is unusual in our experience, usually only the child or parent is charged, not both. We only stayed for an hour, so may not be worth it for some people. Activities are decent, although mostly imagination-based (theater, hospital, farm) and not as interactive as other children's museums we've visited. Lots of climbing spaces and room to roam, hard for littles with so many bigger kids running around. They do have a "creation station" where kids can create art to take home, but our daughter is too young for that sort of thing yet. Overall, it was a decent, if expensive, way to spend an hour burning energy that gave way to a nap later in the afternoon. With so many things to see and do in Monterey, this isn't a "must" do. But it's okay if you have time to kill and money to burn. …
Date of experience: January 2017