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

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

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One of the best Children's Museums

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
yolofam4
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San Diego, California
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Thank Jason S
california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

There was plenty here to keep my kids (3 years and 18 months) engaged and interested. Several exhibits/displays are better suited for slightly older children, and many need better descriptions or instructions--my husband and I are educated, intelligent people, and we couldn't figure out what we were supposed to do at some places (generating power for the doll's house was... More 

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Thank ekile
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It isn't as big as it seems, but decent place for young kids to have lots of fun, some learning and exploration.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It would be amazing if this museum included creative arts, imaginative play rooms or multicultural rooms or villages (like children's museums in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, etc.). This museum is very tech/ engineering heavy.

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