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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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Tons of fun for young children.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Veronica J
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San Jose
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San Jose
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank jig1976
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's good fun and learning experience for small children one to maybe 8 years old. However, I think it could be maintained a little bit better and updated. Some of the things in there seem to be a bit outdated and dirty.

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Thank Maria P
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I take our Son here quite often. We became Annual Pass holders due to the learning curve our 2 year old has made. He loves it there and always wishes to go back!

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Thank Tobie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

accompanied some younger siblings and the day was nonstop running about and learning all the top floor exhibits!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just moved to the area and I took my 9 and 11 year olds here. I suspected they would be a bit old for this place and I was right. It is geared at LITTLE kids. My kids still managed to enjoy some aspects of it though. They liked the bubble room and the circles room most where there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only wish we had gotten there earlier and stayed longer. This museum can keep kids busy and happy for hours! You name it, they have it - bubble play, water area, corn doll making, supermarket/restaurant play area, firetruck, ambulance, Wells Fargo carriage, castle, arts area, face painting. Basically plan to be there for hours, and let your kids go... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a pleasant day here. 6 year old was engaged for about 3 hours. We've been to children's museums all over so 3 hours did it for us but probably could spend even more time.

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