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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Imaginative Interaction!

We spent a few hours in this delightful children's museum over the Halloween weekend with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick C
Went there with my Grand daughter

I went there with my grand daughter and wife and daughter-in-law this summer (2017) for an... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
San Jose, California
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water area” (20 reviews)
“water play” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours in this delightful children's museum over the Halloween weekend with a two-year old, and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was very crowded, and there was a line to get inside, but the wait was worth it. There are a variety of...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went there with my grand daughter and wife and daughter-in-law this summer (2017) for an afternoon. The grand daughter was 2.5 years old. We had a blast. Pretty much let her run free (with us very close behind) and she had a great time...More

2  Thank Gordycw
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We really liked the Discovery Museum. One of the nicest children’s museums we’ve been to. The exhibits were great and very hands on. Children were encouraged to touch about everything. The “small children” areas were very nice for the toddler in the group. The restaurant...More

1  Thank X9555EDmarkh
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Colorful, and exciting! Great place for young children. You can bring a picnic, and enjoy it right outside of the museum, on a beautiful day.

Thank Embraceyourjourney
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Especially with preschool children, the Discovery Museum has been one of our favorite places to take our grandchildren since it opened in 1990. With some favorite exhibits and others that change on a rotating basis, it is a worthwhile place to spend a couple of...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went with my 3 year old granddaughter and her family. She was absolutely in love with the place. From the fire engines to a place she could "cook" for us she could not get enough of it. She also was in love with the...More

1  Thank Retailer
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to take kids to. Kids can learn a lot from stories and little experiments they do there. Very friendly atmosphere and its a nice ace to take kids to spend a day there.

1  Thank goosh17
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place is awesome for toddlers and children under 10. It has many areas to explore and it gets the creative juices flowing. If you're a kid who loves playing with water or who loves exploration, this is the place to be.

Thank kellyp109
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was here years ago, but my kids had a really good time then, and I can only assume they've gotten better with time.

Thank coco4760
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were very excited to visit this museum given the high scores it receives across multiple sites, but our visit was such a disappoint! I have to agree with a recent reviewer and wish I had seen their review beforehand -- if you've visited children's...More

1  Thank tigrr49
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5 October 2016|
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Response from banares | Reviewed this property |
Both previous posts are correct - $13 , seniors are $1 less
10 April 2016|
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Response from Reno D | Reviewed this property |
I checked with our friend that is on staff at the Discovery Museum, she said many special needs children visit every week and they alway try to accommodate any reasonable request for these kids. Do contact the museum... More