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Monterey County Youth Museum

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Address: 425 Washington St, Monterey, CA 93940-3023
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+1 831-649-6444
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Now open at 425 Washington Street, located in Downtown Monterey,...

Now open at 425 Washington Street, located in Downtown Monterey, conveniently by the Monterey Sports Center and Dennis the Menace Park, the Monterey County Youth Museum provides an environment unique to any other in Monterey County. This 8,500 square foot museum is packed with a variety of hands on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting. It compliments any visit to the Monterey area or makes a good day into a great day for those who are fortunate to visit us on a regular basis.

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Great for kids and educational as well

The staff is very dedicated and this interactive museum is great for small children to learn about many things. While there were a lot of children, the place was relatively quiet... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The staff is very dedicated and this interactive museum is great for small children to learn about many things. While there were a lot of children, the place was relatively quiet as the children were engrossed in the various exhibits.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with a 2.5 year old on a sunny Sunday during MLK weekend. I expected it to be crowded, but with nice weather I figured it wouldn't be too bad, and it wasn't. They do charge admission for every person over 2, so we paid $16 for my husband and I to stand around inside, and $8 for our daughter... More 

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Monterey Bay
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This amazing destination is a savior for kiddos who need to move their bodies, want to create projects, be wowed by science and/or just play games! It's a clean and safe indoor space that allows babes to move about safely and parents to relax a bit or interact as much as they care to with their child. While little ones... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

great way to spend the day with kids! everyone is nice that works here especially Maria ! who helped me with my crying 4 year old who didn't want to leave!

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Pebble Beach, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

A wonderland for little kids, roughly ages 2-6 most appropriate. One large room with various activity stations like slide, treehouse, golf, stage and costumes, arts and crafts with glue guns. Older kids will be bored. Gets crowded with birthday parties and kids generally running around. Great bakery across the street for pastries, coffee, sandwiches (Paris Bakery).

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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

While our daughter was only 2, she loved it. There are many areas to explore and places to play. Great for kids all all ages.

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Monterey, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

As far as children's museums go, this one is on the smaller side. However, they make great use of their small space. The craft area is especially a favorite for my 5yo.

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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

First when I arrived, after my grandkids had already been there for a while, they asked me to get the adult who was with me to come to the desk. Great insurance against pedafiles! Spent around an hour at the activity area helping the boys make projects, using the glue gun so that they wouldn't burn themselves. Lots of choices... More 

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Salinas, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

My grandchildren love the Monterey County Youth Museum. We were there this past weekend and it never gets old for them. MY Museum includes several areas that reflect our local area: a baby spot that includes a padded boat to play on, a restaurant where children can pretend to cook and serve fresh local Monterey County seafood and produce, a... More 

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Children find a variety of things to do and see at the MY Museum. We went to it and it was fun for them. It is in the downtown Monterey Area.

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