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Children's Discovery Museum
Ranked #9 of 138 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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went over spring break and the place was overwhelmed with
parents,grandparents and children. Everyone was having a great
time in spite of the crowds. There are enough different activities that children 3-10 would be entertained. Be prepared with a change of clothes because there are VERY wet play areas and
a play garden that involves mud and dirt. 5 year old loved most
everything.

Thank ReddyBro
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This museum is very good for children, probably up to age 8-10. Lots to do and nicely spread out. There is a room for 4 and under also. The cafe area is too small and the food leaves much to be desired, but the museum is fine.

1  Thank GoodFoodLoverYum
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a wonderful museum for small children and not-so-small children. Provides great entertainment, while making them think!

Thank Eldon G
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you have small to middle age children (under 9) they should really enjoy this place. Especially the younger ones from about 4 to 7, ...........they will be amazed and thrilled by all of the different things to do, and able to use their imagination. Several levels of activities, and quite a few things for the kids to do. The parents and/or grand parents should also enjoy some of the activities. It will be exciting and fun to watch the little ones. Need to plan to spend a minimum of 3-4 hours, and probably longer.

Thank Rod B
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you have little children, this is a MUST! I took my 4yo grandson, we spent over 4 hours there and could have spent another 4! I really liked the fact that in each area there was seating for adults with clear view of what the kids were doing. Only that it was closing I don't think I would have got him home! It is so well thought out, so much work has gone into making it and do buy the food there, they support those with disabilities to work there and this too was great to see. Such dedication from all the staff, I would come back here from Australia just for another visit!!! Great value for $12 a head, the food was really done well with healthy stuff made extremely appealing and there was a bonus cup and straw surprise for those who chose to have a sugar free healthy drink! All in all, I would highly recommend for all ages, but particularly for the little ones!

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