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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 320 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025-2716
Phone Number: +1 760-233-7755
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits and...

The Escondido Children's Museum features interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities that inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation.

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Not enough handicap parking for those that need it, only 2. no reciprocal agreements with other children's museums in the greater areas.No discounted admission fares for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
natash946
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Escondido, California
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a two year old and a one year old and we can spend hours here... there is a great indoor play area for rainy days as well as tons to do outside as well. My son loves the water table and building dams as well as the garden where he can water the plants and check out the... More 

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Thank deesswim
Elk Grove, California, United States
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a fun activity for kids up to about 10 years old for the most part. Very interactive activities for the kids but kind of all over the place for some things. Poorly behaved kids can kind of ruin it for everyone else. The chickens were very cool, especially for kids who have never been in the country. Still... More 

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Thank JohnZehn
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have driven past this site and had no idea the treasures it contains. My granddaughter (just turned 3) loved it! There also were great places for family to sit back and observe their little one exploring the different play centers.

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Thank srothccs
Escondido, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not enough handicap parking for those that need it, only 2. no reciprocal agreements with other children's museums in the greater areas.No discounted admission fares for grandparents who only have access to their grandchildren for a limited time each year, and don't need a full years membership just to watch their 2 yr. old grandchild play for an hour.

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Thank natash946
Vista, California
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99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and her 3 kids 8,5,2 really enjoyed the museum....lots to do to keep them interested in play. The price was great at 6.00 each. We would go back again with our lunch.

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Thank sweetpeacalifornia
Quantico, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Took our young child and had a wonderful time. Free coffee, clean restrooms and exhibits. This is free for military until Labor Day.

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Thank BEWP317
San Diego
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our granddaughters, ages 4 1/2and 2 1/2 , for the first time to this museum. Both of them had a great time playing at all the stations, both inside and out. Although it was very crowded it don't bother either of them. Definitely recommend it for young kids.

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Thank travellover60
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We visit here about 5 times a year. My son is now 2 1/2 and still loves it. We've been coming since he was 10 months. They keep it organized and clean and staff are very helpful. There is an inside and outside area and it's educational and fun! On a Saturday every other month it is free but it's... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Escondido,CA
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Many fun and unique experiences for all children, inside and outside. Cultural awareness activities and more.

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Thank lisak56
Escondido, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We've been taking our Kinder students to the Museum for the past 4-5 years. It keeps getting better with hands on activities indoors and outside for the students. Good workshops, too! A great place for kids 2-8 to explore, play, learn!

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