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Children's Discovery Museum

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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...more
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180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

It is a must visit place with your 1-9y/o. Could get crowded on weekends. Great place to escape hot temperatures outside or for a rainy weather. If you planning to go to water play with your todddler bring a change of clothes and crocs.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We took my daughter here and she loves it so much, she spent over 3 hours playing and learning and painting it was a very fun experience for her and our family :)

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jhuelman
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This place is an absolute must-visit in the bay area for kids. We went there with our 2 year old and spent over 4 hours and there was still more to see. He had a great time. The water area and the train ride outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Priyanka M
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We recently visited & my nearly 3 year old son had a ball. He especially loved the water area I was not aware this was a station & luckily I had an extra chabge of clothes because he was wet from he head to toe,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ash-john10
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Every Time we go with the family everybody has a lot of fun. At the end of our visit there we never know who enjoyed it the most ....was it the grown-ups or our kids? always a lot of things to do and see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank athosmaria
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Took my five year old grandchild to this wonderful place of discovery and he didn't want to leave! I highly recommend it!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ms01262013
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Plenty to do for kids and you can easily spend the whole day there. Good food for the kids, no lines or activities, both inside and outside things to do.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I would say this is a fun place if your kid is < 8 years old. Older kids might find the place boring, but my 6 year old loved it. He loved the water works and bubble area and the outdoor park. Bring a change...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveBTang
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Touch everything! That's what will make sure that your kids have a great time here. They set it up well. There is a LOT to see and do and touching is not only ok, but it's almost mandatory. And it's not just for kids. My...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GoPlaces816175
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Fun interactive exhibits for younger children. Wet play is a highlight - really fun, plastic bibs don't provide 100% protection so change of clothes is advisable. Bubbles, building, craft activities, nature - all are covered! For kids 7+ the tech museum is probably more appropriate.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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