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Monterey County Youth Museum

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Address: 425 Washington St, Monterey, CA 93940-3023
Phone Number: 831-649-6444
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Now open at 425 Washington Street, located in Downtown Monterey,...

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 square foot museum is packed with a variety of hands on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting. It compliments any visit to the Monterey area or makes a good day into a great day for those who are fortunate to visit us on a regular basis.

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great fun!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Dianec C
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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5 of 5 stars 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. Great bakery across the street for pastries, coffee, sandwiches (Paris Bakery).

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

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.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

First when I arrived, after my grandkids had already been there for a while, they asked me to get the adult who was with me to come to the desk. Great insurance against pedafiles! Spent around an hour at the activity area helping the boys make projects, using the glue gun so that they wouldn't burn themselves. Lots of choices... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

My grandchildren love the Monterey County Youth Museum. We were there this past weekend and it never gets old for them. MY Museum includes several areas that reflect our local area: a baby spot that includes a padded boat to play on, a restaurant where children can pretend to cook and serve fresh local Monterey County seafood and produce, a... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Children find a variety of things to do and see at the MY Museum. We went to it and it was fun for them. It is in the downtown Monterey Area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in first thing on a Saturday morning so our crawling baby and busy toddler could get some wiggles out and this place was perfect! Clean, well designed and super fun! Highly recommend for young kids!

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are looking for a place to take your toddler, this museum is the perfect spot. So much fun. We loved the craft area

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Folsom, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our 1 year old daughter had a BLAST at the MY museum. There was tons of things she could play on, and it was great for her to just be able to run around and touch everything without being told "no"! We went on a Thursday when they have a musician who plays with the kids, which was an added... More 

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