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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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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 area” (21 reviews)
“water play” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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"water area"
in 21 reviews
"water play"
in 20 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 16 reviews
"fire truck"
in 14 reviews
"corn husk"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 31 reviews
"art room"
in 5 reviews
"face painting"
in 11 reviews
"art projects"
in 5 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 16 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 13 reviews
"older kids"
in 13 reviews
"my kids love"
in 4 reviews
"family membership"
in 4 reviews
"small children"
in 12 reviews
"light rail"
in 8 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Very fun outing with the kids. They wanted to go back the very next day. Success! Highly recommended.

Thank KamranNezami
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

I took my daughter here twice in the last few years. First time was when she was three years old which she greatly enjoyed. She played for hours here from riding the firetruck or ambulance to making bubbles downstairs and playing with the waterworks. Make...More

Thank Runwithmee
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Had a few hours before a dinner appointment and decided to go here. Admission a little steep $26 for an adult and child. Exhibits are more for a younger age group and my daughter was 9. She did find some stuff interesting like making a...More

Thank MitchMicahandKaykay
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Eat here for convenience, nice variety, decent prices, quick service. Perfect for families looking for a reasonable dining option.

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have membership to this place , our daughter would enjoy here. She kind of get bored now that she is close to 6 yrs . age. I feel it's good for younger kids. Day well spent.

Thank FamilyTravelEnthu
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Visiting with an 8 year old and a one year old could have been challenging, but it was not. Despite the difference in age, both girls found things that they loved doing. Hours flew by. I only wish they lived closer, so we could repeat...More

Thank BobbyCsaplar
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Building young imaginations with what is and what can be is all a part of the curriculum at the museum. Displays, explanations, and interactive activities are superb.

Thank DarcyLynne1854
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have taken our grandchildren here for several years. The youngest is just about too old but we'll take him one more time. The Discovery Museum has things for children to see and to do. It's a hands on place with wonderful things for them...More

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I brought my young niece and nephew here and they were thoroughly entertained for a couple of hours (well worth the price of admission). There are a lot of activities here for younger kids to immerse themselves in. It's very hands on which kept my...More

Thank Glen C
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Life size fire engine is a hit. the maze of rooms helps the place feel not so crazy. The toddler room is especially good for the littlest ones who need some hands on or quiet experiences in this large museum for kids. of course, adults...More

Thank charpezt
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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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