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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3870
805-544-KIDS
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Great for toddlers and younger kids

This was our first visit to this museum and I'm happy to say that it has some great things to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
latindrummer2112
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Visalia, California
Great kids Oasis!

We love this. Five years ago it would have been wineries. How is children museums. And I love this... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Ronen S
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Los Angeles, California
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Preschool through elementary-age children learn about health, history, safety, science, nature and the arts through a series of innovate hands-on activities and exhibits.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“third floor” (7 reviews)
“three floors” (5 reviews)
“water table” (3 reviews)
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1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3870
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this museum and I'm happy to say that it has some great things to offer. However, I would say that it's geared more toward little ones under 6. Older children may not be as engaged by the exhibits and...More

Thank latindrummer2112
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We love this. Five years ago it would have been wineries. How is children museums. And I love this one. Very accessible downtown walking District with lots of cute little places to eat surrounding the museum as well. We have gone three times already.

Thank Ronen S
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our grand kids like going here, it’s interactive but the equipment is becoming very worn, some exhibits no longer work and renovation and renewal is long overdue.

Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Children's Museum is a wonderful, interactive place where you can play with your young ones, or watch them play - whatever your preference. I wish they had more seating for adults, as seating is limited and sometimes kids do not want us in the...More

Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Took my 4 & 6 year old grandchildren, along with their parents. So many educational and fun activities for young children. Our first visit, but we will return.

Thank boblitvak
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

My rating is based on the reaction of my wife's young children. They love this place! After we left following our first visit, we walked to a nearby restaurant only to have her youngest child break away from us and run back into the museum...More

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

me&5 yr old loved it. nice location.little elevator, so much action, hands on things to do, music, art, it has so much. outdoor play, water feature, trikes, etc. its a blast.

Thank lizzybl8
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. It had exhibits I have not seen in other children"s museum. Lots of activities to keep the kids busy and learning. Be prepared to interact with your child not just be an observer.

Thank Karen O
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place has some awesome exhibits and they're always creating more. The staff are very nice and very hospitable and are willing to explain things and show you how to use them. Great prices too!

Thank Spencer H
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

I know it seems ridiculous to say theres not much to do at a children's museum, but we went in and did everything and left after about 30 mins. It seems like a lot of the stuff needs upgrading and some of it didn't even...More

4  Thank Tricia H
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sono-ancora-io
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Response from Spencer H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, lots of hands on activities.
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Response from Tommy O | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about that day, but it does offer: FREE Moonlight Hours: Every Third Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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