We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Children's Discovery Museum

Is this your business?
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fun stop

This is a great children's museum. My kids are 5 and 7 and we went on a Saturday morning just after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ccs124
,
Clovis, California
via mobile
Open, clean, with variety.

As far a children museums go, this is one of better ones I've been to in California. It is spacious... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larry K
Read all 350 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Since opening in 1990, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has become one of largest and most respected museums of its kind in the nation. With interactive exhibits and programs encompassing science, humanities, performing arts, and health and physical fitness, the award-winning Museum offers new exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs. With the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“water area” (18 reviews)
“water play” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
CONTACT
Website
+1 408-298-5437
Write a Review
Reviews (350)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great children's museum. My kids are 5 and 7 and we went on a Saturday morning just after opening and it was busy. I was a bit worried that this would be only for smaller kids. Kids enjoyed climbing in the fire...More

Thank ccs124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As far a children museums go, this is one of better ones I've been to in California. It is spacious and open which is important to me. I don't enjoy museums that have exhibits to close together. Thomas the Blue engine is in town for...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We recently took our nearly 2 year old grandson to this children's museum, his second visit. He was nearly 6 months younger when we first went and both times were very enjoyable. At this age, two hours is about max! We stopped for lunch in...More

Thank TomboTrio
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Every time I visit my 2 year old granddaughter in San Jose, we head to this downtown museum. It is her favorite place because there are so many fascinating things going on inside. With a family membership, they allow one grandparent as well. Yesterday we...More

Thank bagsalwayspacked
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Lots of activities for energetic kids. Lots of fun activities. We bought a grandparents package which is worth it if you use it 2 or 3 times a year. They also have kid friendly food.

Thank Seqpart
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We have been members for 2 years, best children museum in the Bay. I recommend the Explorers Circle membership level as it gives 50% off most children museums in the country. Amazing entertainment for 2-5 years old but my 6yr old still enjoys the great...More

Thank italian_in_NY
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Many creative things to see and explore. Hands on creativity crafts. Watch out for the dinosaurs! Great for kids and adults and a family outing must!

1  Thank PickyPickyTracy_CA
Reviewed April 8, 2017

It is a nice place to visit with children 1-6 years old, though it is more interested for kids between 3 and 5. A lot of different activities and science gadgets. Your child can play by yourself or interact with other children. There are several...More

Thank Maksim H
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I took a one year old here (one year and a day!) with a season pass. He is still a crawler so we spent most of our time in the way back of the museum in the crawlers room - no shoes. There is a...More

Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This hands on children's museum is one of the very best places to take very young children up to about age 9. The activities are all hands on and ultra age appropriate. Grandparents.....this is THE place to take the grands.....Parents on vacation? This is better...More

Thank Aarjani
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Il Fornaio
411 reviews
.37 miles away
Scott's Seafood - San Jose
273 reviews
.32 miles away
Morton's
178 reviews
.36 miles away
ARCADIA
143 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Tech Museum of Innovation
746 reviews
.35 miles away
California Theatre
73 reviews
.37 miles away
San Jose McEnry Convention Center
68 reviews
.24 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
mlhawn
October 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from banares | Reviewed this property |
Both previous posts are correct - $13 , seniors are $1 less
0
Votes
Putheavy
April 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Reno D | Reviewed this property |
I checked with our friend that is on staff at the Discovery Museum, she said many special needs children visit every week and they alway try to accommodate any reasonable request for these kids. Do contact the museum... More
0
Votes