We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Children's Discovery Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 71701 Gerald Ford Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1934
Phone Number:
+1 760-321-0602
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and...

An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and learn.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 120 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great way to spend a few hours

I brought my 5 year old here while we were visiting. We woke up with grand plans, but when we looked outside it was pouring the rain! This place definitely saved the day. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
T H
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 119: English reviews
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I brought my 5 year old here while we were visiting. We woke up with grand plans, but when we looked outside it was pouring the rain! This place definitely saved the day. There is plenty to do for children of all ages. It was a little smaller than I expected, but that's not necessarily bad. I would imagine there... More 

Helpful?
Thank T H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Now that my child is older, when we drive past the Children's Discovery Museum, we remember all the fun we had during our years of visiting there. There's so many fun activities to do there, it's so thoughtfully designed. What a gift to the children in the community! That car must have hundreds of thousands coats of paint on it... More 

Helpful?
Thank TIM R
Clipper Mills, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this museum! There is so much to do. They have all kinds of activities. Sometime can get a bit crowded. Great for toddlers up to about 8-10. Miss the VW bug you can paint though.

Helpful?
Thank shelbycobragt1512
Vancouver
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to get out of the rain during a trip. I have been to other children's museums and thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. It is very small, smelled of urine, and most of the exhibits were for under five. Quite a few area were blocked off. I would say it is more a playground for... More 

Helpful?
Thank van70
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This children's museum is somewhat unique as it uses three separate buildings, and actually is more accommodating for adults who cannot traverse multiple levels of stairs. The largest building is focused on puzzles and challenging brain games. I did have difficulty on a few. The next building was my favorite as it coupled innovation with fun! The last building currently... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex A
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My grandchild loved this place. There is a lot to do and a lot to challenge the minds of young people, Some of the problems were even beyond me! It is brand new and very well and very well appointed and laid out.

Helpful?
Thank gcstrib
Coachella Valley, CA
Level Contributor
45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is great for kids. Interaction and lots of variety are great. Gets kids and adults out of the heat or rain. Great year round entertainment

Helpful?
Thank Smidty28
Costa Mesa, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went in August when it was over 100 so it was nice that it was air conditioned. Tons of hands on stuff to do. There were 3 different buildings to go see and they all had cool stuff. I think my favorite was the last one with all the games. My boys (11 and 8) really liked making their... More 

Helpful?
Thank thekopfsteins
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived to Palm Springs before our hotel would allow us to check in. Considering it was well over 100 degrees and we didn't feel like shopping, why not educate the kids while letting them explore and play. We enjoyed a couple hours here and could of spent more. There's plenty to see and do at the museum. The prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank elmauri
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visited with my two teenagers and my friends three young children. All found their own level of things that interested them, it was difficult to move my two away from the brain puzzles at the start!! They all then had fun in the mini-mart pretending to be shop assistants and cooking pretend pizzas! Really fun day out which was entertaining... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alison R

Travellers who viewed Children's Discovery Museum also viewed

Rancho Mirage, California Desert
Rancho Mirage, California Desert
 
Palm Desert, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 

Been to Children's Discovery Museum? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Children's Discovery Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Children's Discovery Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?