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“A Day at the Museum”

Children's Discovery Museum
Ranked #9 of 136 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
San Jose, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Day at the Museum”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We like it all- enjoy & play almost all of the games
There's game for any size or age of kids- including teenagers,and adults of all ages.

Visited April 2012
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San Jose, CA
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Do the kids a favor and take them there”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

San Jose's Children's Discovery Museum features lots of exhibits offering kids educational fun in a variety of areas - colors, shapes, water, handcrafts, nature and more. The staff is well-trained and patient. But don't treat them like babysitters. They are there to work with you and your children.

Visited June 2012
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Beverly Hills, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good fun for the kids”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

A very nice "hands on" type of activity for the kids. My granddaughters had alot of fun. It is fairly cheap and good entertainment for the under 10 crowd

Visited June 2012
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California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“A fun day with family”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Went with out-of-town family members, including 2 kids, age 2 and 7. It was a back-up plan because one of them is not feeling well to be outdoor. Turned out to be a great day! Very good hand-on exhibitions, such as the water one, making your-own corn husk dolls, and build a bird house....etc. For lunch, we went to nearby San Jose Japan town, also very good.

Visited July 2012
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West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
“Awesome Time”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We liked everything except the PB&J sandwiches. My daughter had a blast playing with the bubbles and in the mini restaurant.

Visited July 2012
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