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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
Phone Number: 408-298-5437
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Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural...

Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.

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An awesome place for kids!

An awesome place to spend time with kids. My 2yrs kiddo had lots of fun. Bubble and water play areas are too good. Even they have separate play area for younger kids < 5yrs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Monika D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An awesome place to spend time with kids. My 2yrs kiddo had lots of fun. Bubble and water play areas are too good. Even they have separate play area for younger kids < 5yrs.

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Thank Monika D
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many visits over the years with grand kids. Great place for a few hours. Also separate area for the real young ones. Bring your own food and drinks. What they sell there doesn't always work for particular eaters. Volunteers there are very very helpful. Only downsides are crowds and parents not controlling their kids at times

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Thank 45ram45
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a space where your children can play (safely) with water, machinery, dirt, light! Simply the best place ever for kids - and their parents. Plus a neat little cafe with access to good food. Outside - lots of plants and spaces, and run-around activity. The smiles on the kids and parents say it all. Expect hands on learning and... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice place for weekdays but very crowded in the weekends. Members have first exclusive entrance on the weekends days

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Thank Arthur T
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a solid choice for kids under 10. We have taken both our girls since they were babies and feel it provides an excellent array of activities. The rotating exhibit is always something we look forward to coming back to see. The favorites are always: bubbles, waterworks, garden, art loft, and the kitchen/restaurant area. The yearly pass is definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was very well put together very safe for the children and extremely informative, I would highly suggest this for anyone interested in art and entertainment for the whole family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I have taken many children here over the years and am always excited by the how much I enjoy the activities here as well as the children that I bring there.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We took my youngest daughter her, she really enjoyed exploring all the different areas. A particular hit was the bubble area and the water zone. There is a nice outdoor section if you want some fresh air, and several staff helping kids to create various things. Whilst we were there they had crown making, corn doll making, tracing and art... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We have a young toddler and he loves it here. It does get crowded, and some kids are quite rude, but its still a very interesting place for the little ones. There's many activities for different age groups. Cost of membership isn't too bad for the family, but there's only pay parking around. If you're there early, then you can... More 

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

My son truly enjoys coming here. We always have fun and it tires him out. He especially loves the water play area. I save that part for last because your child will leave soaked. I also bring a change of clothes for him. Their cafeteria is decent. You really can spend a full day in there. The museum seems clean,... More 

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