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.

Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 15.00*
and up
San Jose Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“water area” (21 reviews)
“water play” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
CONTACT
Website
+1 408-298-5437
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Jose
from US$ 187.00
More Info
from US$ 148.00
More Info
from US$ 69.00
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (389)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"water area"
in 21 reviews
"water play"
in 20 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 16 reviews
"fire engine"
in 15 reviews
"bubble room"
in 10 reviews
"all ages"
in 32 reviews
"corn husk"
in 8 reviews
"art room"
in 5 reviews
"face painting"
in 11 reviews
"wonderful place for children"
in 4 reviews
"art projects"
in 5 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 16 reviews
"older kids"
in 13 reviews
"great for kids"
in 13 reviews
"my kids love"
in 4 reviews
"family membership"
in 4 reviews
"small children"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 369 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun and educational for both young and old!! If you’re in downtown San Jose put this museum on your list of things to do.

Thank Jill P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

With the outdoor area is worth another visit if you haven't been since they open the garden. Public parking around the building, not sure if there is free nearby. Light rail is very close by. My daughter spends 30 to 45 min just in the...More

Thank CEHERPON
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My kids and we loved it .. hantavirus seen better place than this anywhere around.. worth the money we pay for tickets

Thank suhasiniracherla
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From n for kids of smaller ages, my daughter looses her interest there quite quickly, but in most cases it something to do for the day.

Thank Tahisha M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its one of the best place for children to play and to learn. there are many different activities and play zone like bubble room, circle of life , arts room, water activity, pin board, fire engine, backyard play area and much more. kids like most...More

Thank vyaspritesh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We went to this museum and I must say that this is very interesting and educational for children. It is worth going to this place if you have any kid with you.

Thank neeta m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We went close to the end of the day but still had an amazing time. Wished we would have came earlier to visit all the different areas of the museum. I had a blast looking and interacting with all the different exhibits. I even learned...More

1  Thank Mama_Mia559
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We brought 2 four year old girls there. They had a ball! Lots of stimulating activities to capture their attention.

1  Thank Connie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Nice facility for the kids. Don't buy lunch tuna fish sandwiches are dry and really no options for drinks.

Thank Superman1701
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We've taken our son here multiple times. He's nine now, so he's getting a bit old for it, but we took two very small children recently and they loved it! Lots of things for little kids to do: bubble stations, outdoor play area, an ambulance...More

Thank Jason D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 75 hotels in San Jose
Hilton San Jose
1,281 reviews
.30 km away
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
954 reviews
.37 km away
San Jose Marriott
1,004 reviews
.55 km away
The Westin San Jose
177 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Il Fornaio
477 reviews
.60 km away
Scott's Seafood - San Jose
335 reviews
.52 km away
Morton's The Steakhouse
202 reviews
.58 km away
ARCADIA
155 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
California Theatre
80 reviews
.59 km away
The Tech Museum of Innovation
866 reviews
.57 km away
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
133 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
mlhawn
5 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from banares | Reviewed this property |
Both previous posts are correct - $13 , seniors are $1 less
0
Votes
Putheavy
10 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
;