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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

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So much to see

We were in SLO with our 7 year old grandson. He had a great time. It wasn't very busy, but it is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda H
San Diego, California
So much fun for kids AND adults!

This place is Amazing and so much fun! There is so many innovative things for kids to do, and... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
Michelle B
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Preschool through elementary-age children learn about health, history, safety, science, nature and the arts through a series of innovate hands-on activities and exhibits.
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1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3870
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in SLO with our 7 year old grandson. He had a great time. It wasn't very busy, but it is a very spacious. He especially enjoyed the fire department area.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda H
Reviewed April 7, 2019

This place is Amazing and so much fun! There is so many innovative things for kids to do, and everything is interactive. This has absolutely been one of our favorite stops over the years and we visit everyone we visit the Central Coast, and we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

There are not many places in downtown that you can let your children explore however this is one of them. Depending on time of day and week, parking could be a problem. Walking in the area is much better now with good sidewalks so that’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This was our first visit to this museum and I'm happy to say that it has some great things to offer. However, I would say that it's geared more toward little ones under 6. Older children may not be as engaged by the exhibits and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank latindrummer2112
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We love this. Five years ago it would have been wineries. How is children museums. And I love this one. Very accessible downtown walking District with lots of cute little places to eat surrounding the museum as well. We have gone three times already.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RonenS106
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Our grand kids like going here, it’s interactive but the equipment is becoming very worn, some exhibits no longer work and renovation and renewal is long overdue.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank grahamd738
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The Children's Museum is a wonderful, interactive place where you can play with your young ones, or watch them play - whatever your preference. I wish they had more seating for adults, as seating is limited and sometimes kids do not want us in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Leslie M
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Took my 4 & 6 year old grandchildren, along with their parents. So many educational and fun activities for young children. Our first visit, but we will return.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank boblitvak
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

My rating is based on the reaction of my wife's young children. They love this place! After we left following our first visit, we walked to a nearby restaurant only to have her youngest child break away from us and run back into the museum...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jonr105
Reviewed May 24, 2017

me&5 yr old loved it. nice location.little elevator, so much action, hands on things to do, music, art, it has so much. outdoor play, water feature, trikes, etc. its a blast.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank lizzybl8
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May 8, 2017|
Response from Spencer H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, lots of hands on activities.
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Tommy O | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about that day, but it does offer: FREE Moonlight Hours: Every Third Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.