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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 71701 Gerald Ford Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1934
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+1 760-321-0602
10:00 - 17:00
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An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and...

An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and learn.

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Fun for all ages, cool place

We only had an hour and a half but we didn't make it out of the first room. So much to do and lots of mind teasers for kids and adults. All 4 of us loved it (2 kids and 2 adults).

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We only had an hour and a half but we didn't make it out of the first room. So much to do and lots of mind teasers for kids and adults. All 4 of us loved it (2 kids and 2 adults).

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Southern Utah
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had a few hours till my Condo room was ready, so I took our 4 year old to the Museum. We spent several hours there and easily could have spent all day. In fact, she asked to go back again, but our schedule did not allow that. She loved the climbing wall, the Clifford dog area and the pizza... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I brought my 5 year old here while we were visiting. We woke up with grand plans, but when we looked outside it was pouring the rain! This place definitely saved the day. There is plenty to do for children of all ages. It was a little smaller than I expected, but that's not necessarily bad. I would imagine there... More 

Thank T H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Now that my child is older, when we drive past the Children's Discovery Museum, we remember all the fun we had during our years of visiting there. There's so many fun activities to do there, it's so thoughtfully designed. What a gift to the children in the community! That car must have hundreds of thousands coats of paint on it... More 

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Clipper Mills, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We love this museum! There is so much to do. They have all kinds of activities. Sometime can get a bit crowded. Great for toddlers up to about 8-10. Miss the VW bug you can paint though.

Thank shelbycobragt1512
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went to get out of the rain during a trip. I have been to other children's museums and thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. It is very small, smelled of urine, and most of the exhibits were for under five. Quite a few area were blocked off. I would say it is more a playground for... More 

Thank van70
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This children's museum is somewhat unique as it uses three separate buildings, and actually is more accommodating for adults who cannot traverse multiple levels of stairs. The largest building is focused on puzzles and challenging brain games. I did have difficulty on a few. The next building was my favorite as it coupled innovation with fun! The last building currently... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My grandchild loved this place. There is a lot to do and a lot to challenge the minds of young people, Some of the problems were even beyond me! It is brand new and very well and very well appointed and laid out.

Thank gcstrib
Coachella Valley, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place is great for kids. Interaction and lots of variety are great. Gets kids and adults out of the heat or rain. Great year round entertainment

Thank Smidty28
Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went in August when it was over 100 so it was nice that it was air conditioned. Tons of hands on stuff to do. There were 3 different buildings to go see and they all had cool stuff. I think my favorite was the last one with all the games. My boys (11 and 8) really liked making their... More 

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