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“A variety of fun-filled experiences for children”

Santa Fe Children's Museum
Ranked #55 of 269 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A great way to share fun and learning with the family at this exciting museum that offers interactive exhibits on the arts, sciences and humanities.
Sherborn, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A variety of fun-filled experiences for children”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went with our 26-month-old grandson and other family members, including a 17-month-old boy. The children and six of us adults all enjoyed more than an hour of interesting hands-on activities. Well worth a visit!

Visited July 2013
Thank Nancy L
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Small but Entertaining”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We live in Santa Fe. I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and a 5 yr old girl. The children's museum is small compared to other children's museums around the country. It has been recently remodeled and new exhibits offered. There are indoor and outdoor activities. The museum is open year round and has changed their hours to include Mondays. My daughter's favorite activity is the face painting and my son's is between the giant bubbles and the water falls. The main theme of this place is reusing and recycling...sticking close to nature. The cost is reasonable $6.00 per person. If you are a New Mexico Resident...they have A Sunday special $2.00 per person if you show your NM I.D. Staff is friendly. The building is mostly built on an open floor plan. There are limited activities for children year round..so the children's museum is great!

Visited June 2013
Thank Jennifer C
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place for so many!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have been taking our twin girls there for the past two years. They are four now, and they love it! Water features to play with, a variety of things to do and new activities from last year to this year. Looking forward to several years to come. The museum always seems to have something new.

Visited June 2013
Thank Shelly D
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Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great set of activities for all kids”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

I was impressed that there were activities of many kinds for all ages of kids. My 2 year old was entertained for just as long as my 4 year old twins... and the school age kids that were there that day.
Even with a school group it didn't seem overcrowded. Each activity had it's own space and there were plenty of workers going around making sure everything was operating properly and messes were cleaned up.

Bubbles table, craft table, physics lessons with pulleys and pumping machine, pet snake (kids got to pet it), climbing area for under 4' kids, padded area with books for toddlers, kitchen and dressup areas, stage for puppet shows, and more.

Then... outside there's a whole garden and conservation learning center. It was an unexpected treasure. My kids didn't want to leave.
I wish we'd brought picnic lunch items to eat in the tented tables area.

We had fun watching our kids explore.

Visited May 2013
Thank Kara L
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Pacific Palisades, CA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a great place!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Took two grumpy 10 year olds who complained bitterly that they would rather go shopping with mom than visit a "museum". "I don't want to look at things" they said. I was pretty nervous as we drove up. The name just doesn't do the place justice. From the moment we walked in the boys had a fantastic time. We left for lunch and went back again. There are so many things to do that its hard to believe that they are all packed in (and around) this quite small facility. I had one other father and two grandfathers with me and its hard to say who had the best time. Lots of hands on activities, mostly related to science. Not to be sexist - the girls seemed to be having fun as well. Loved this place. I hear they were almost bankrupt but apparently they have a new director. I grew up as a kid visiting Santa Fe and I wish it was there when I was young.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank James B
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