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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

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Address: 1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3870
Phone Number:
805-544-KIDS
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Preschool through elementary-age children learn about health, history,...

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.

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Full of fun for the lil ones

I was invited to this museum for a birthday and felt in love with it!!! The museum is 3 story high and each level is appropriate for different age groups. My kids always go from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2014
Rod C
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Nipomo, California
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Nipomo, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I was invited to this museum for a birthday and felt in love with it!!! The museum is 3 story high and each level is appropriate for different age groups. My kids always go from the 1 to the 3 and they are ages 2 and 6, so it can work for everyone. But we spend most of our visit... More 

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Pasadena, California
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

To start off, do not plan a party here- it is very overpriced with no benefits whatsoever. Just plan a picnic party outside at the Mission or something and then bring the kids here to play. We were rudely tossed out, their comments and attitudes were very unappreciated and unwelcome and it was so bad that I might not ever... More 

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Central Coast, CA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

My 3 year old had a blast at this interactive children's museum! The staff was great, and it was as clean as could be considering the target audience

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Thank durado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

this is a wonderful place for children. It is safe and terrific for kids imagination. Very safe for them to just run around

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

My 18 month old spent an hour an a half here. If I had been willing to let him get soaked it probably would have been two hours. Each floor took him about 30 minute to explore and the outside water table and waterwheel were right up his alley. I highly recommend it for families with little kids. I have... More 

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We went back to the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum again this year. We have been here a number of times and even though my kids are older including a tween they all love it. There is something for everyone and it has become an annual pilgrimage of sorts. It is not a big museum, but it has plenty of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

They have exhibits and games for kids from 2 to 12 and are always relaxed about how long you stay. Coming and returning on the same day is something we have often done, especially when out grandchildren were young. There is both indoor and outdoor space.

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Don't know what to do with the kids? Although its a little pricey if you don't have a membership, this is a great place to take little ones in the 4-6 year old range, especially if they are visiting from out of town and everything will seem new. Some of the exhibits when I visited were looking a little worse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We went on a special day where all the characters from Shrek the musical were there. The kids had a blast. There were musical performances, interactive games and crafts, and all the other fun things that are there on an everyday basis. There wasn't a dull moment. There was also a very cute dress up section that was great for... More 

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Cambria, California
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134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I teach preschool and this was a wonderful field trip for my students. Lots to explore, touch, climb and do here. Easy access for parking and small admission fee. Ages 2-11 would enjoy this.

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