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Monterey County Youth Museum

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Great Safe Place for Play Time

Let me start by saying my youngest daughter is way past the age that you'd think would like this... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
For crafters

The creation area is a crafters delight. If you are into crafts it's perfect. Lots of random... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Vacaville, California
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Now open at 425 Washington Street, located in Downtown Monterey, conveniently by the Monterey Sports Center and Dennis the Menace Park, the Monterey County Youth Museum provides an environment unique to any other in Monterey County. This 8,500...more
425 Washington St, Monterey, CA 93940-3023
+1 831-649-6444
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

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....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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mymuseum08, Executive Director at Monterey County Youth Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 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.

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

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
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Pricey but fun and educational place for families and children birthdays. Staff is helpful and accommodating and pleasant.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

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
2  Thank Gerald B
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Shelby V
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This amazing destination is a savior for kiddos who need to move their bodies, want to create projects, be wowed by science and/or just play games! It's a clean and safe indoor space that allows babes to move about safely and parents to relax a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank pgtravelcasey
Reviewed July 20, 2016

great way to spend the day with kids! everyone is nice that works here especially Maria ! who helped me with my crying 4 year old who didn't want to leave!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank dianecc2014
Reviewed May 28, 2016

A wonderland for little kids, roughly ages 2-6 most appropriate. One large room with various activity stations like slide, treehouse, golf, stage and costumes, arts and crafts with glue guns. Older kids will be bored. Gets crowded with birthday parties and kids generally running around....More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Becky S
Reviewed April 20, 2016

While our daughter was only 2, she loved it. There are many areas to explore and places to play. Great for kids all all ages.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank brockc277
Reviewed April 3, 2016

As far as children's museums go, this one is on the smaller side. However, they make great use of their small space. The craft area is especially a favorite for my 5yo.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Ashley W
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December 19, 2016|
Response from mymuseum08 | Property representative |
Yes, we do... please see below! Thanks for asking!!! Unlimited free admission for one year for up to four family members 1 complimentary guest pass with every visit Priority registration for programs and events 10% discount... More
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June 16, 2016|
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Response from Joan_Crenshaw | Reviewed this property |
It was $9 last time we went there.