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“From infants to grade schoolers a great outing!”

Children's Discovery Museum
Ranked #8 of 140 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I brought my infant crawling son 7 and 12 year old daughters and I have to say they were all entertained. This is saying a lot but the museum has done an excellent job of making a super clean and safe place for "crawlers" and also science and learning activities for older children. Was a very fun experience and the place itself was very clean and well maintained.

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"change of clothes"
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"fire engine"
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"corn husk"
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"all ages"
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"face painting"
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"art projects"
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"hands on activities"
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"great place for kids"
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"older kids"
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"young ones"
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Most museums have their displays behind glass. Here the child can touch, feel and play with the displays. it is interactive fun and games.

1  Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I had an annual pass to the CDM for years. My children loved it!. It's a little expensive if you're just going one time, but it is wonderful. Especially good for 3-7 year olds.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I love this museum, truly a discovery place! My 2 year old loves it and we went for the membership on DAY 1. We live nearby and we love visiting the museum which offers different displays, interactive activities for kids, hands on projects and take home projects. The staff is friendly and the place is full of fun things for kids to do and you can easily spend 4-5 hours here.

1  Thank Sonie S
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The museum's entrance leads to a real parked fire-engine which the kids love. We walk on to find multiple options to play at - which includes the bubble area, pretend play produce market, dinosaur area,face painting, garden, and a room and where the display changes, and cafe which serves a variety of food.
Upstairs they have another hands-on circle display, art room for 4+ kids, and wonder room for 4 and under kids. You could spend minimum of 2 hours ( we have figured out that works for us) or the whole day which gets very tiring for the parent :). Overall, a great museum. Parking is $5 at pay and park right across the street or meter parking which is what we do :)

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