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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Nice place to take kids to. Kids can learn a lot from stories and little experiments they do... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
goosh17
via mobile
Interactive goodness

This place is awesome for toddlers and children under 10. It has many areas to explore and it gets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kellyp109
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San Jose, California
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water play” (18 reviews)
“water area” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
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+1 408-298-5437
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to take kids to. Kids can learn a lot from stories and little experiments they do there. Very friendly atmosphere and its a nice ace to take kids to spend a day there.

Thank goosh17
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome for toddlers and children under 10. It has many areas to explore and it gets the creative juices flowing. If you're a kid who loves playing with water or who loves exploration, this is the place to be.

Thank kellyp109
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here years ago, but my kids had a really good time then, and I can only assume they've gotten better with time.

Thank coco4760
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited to visit this museum given the high scores it receives across multiple sites, but our visit was such a disappoint! I have to agree with a recent reviewer and wish I had seen their review beforehand -- if you've visited children's...More

1  Thank tigrr49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I arrived to San Jose to early to check into the hotel so decided to come here to kill some time. Many reviews state this is one of the netter children's museums they have been too, but I have to disagree. Living...More

Thank jbusby76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only con -- need to have a solution for slow entry process. Once in -- very entertaining. Held 2 year old's interest for hours. Cafe does a great job but slow and needs some clean up help.

Thank s s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run and operated by people who are innovative and dedicated to a fun educational experience with kids. They just get it! With their healthy food offerings for lunch & snacks, plus recycling bins as well, it's just a 360 view of a family's every day...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great children's museum. My kids are 5 and 7 and we went on a Saturday morning just after opening and it was busy. I was a bit worried that this would be only for smaller kids. Kids enjoyed climbing in the fire...More

Thank ccs124
Reviewed 3 July 2017

As far a children museums go, this is one of better ones I've been to in California. It is spacious and open which is important to me. I don't enjoy museums that have exhibits to close together. Thomas the Blue engine is in town for...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We recently took our nearly 2 year old grandson to this children's museum, his second visit. He was nearly 6 months younger when we first went and both times were very enjoyable. At this age, two hours is about max! We stopped for lunch in...More

Thank TomboTrio
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mlhawn
5 October 2016|
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Response from banares | Reviewed this property |
Both previous posts are correct - $13 , seniors are $1 less
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Putheavy
10 April 2016|
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Response from Reno D | Reviewed this property |
I checked with our friend that is on staff at the Discovery Museum, she said many special needs children visit every week and they alway try to accommodate any reasonable request for these kids. Do contact the museum... More
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