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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Bring an extra change of clothes. No, bring two changes of clothes.

There are so many things for kids to do here. Water Play. Bubble creation. Art projects. Cook and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
Dale D
San Jose
Children's Discovery Museum

Our 3 year old grandchild has loved going here since she was a year old. There are activities for... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

There are so many things for kids to do here. Water Play. Bubble creation. Art projects. Cook and serve pretend food. Climb a mastadon. Hit the siren on a fire engine. Lay on the gurney in an ambulance. Go outside into the garden and dig...More

Thank Dale D
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Our 3 year old grandchild has loved going here since she was a year old. There are activities for different age levels I do wish it was open later after Labor Day.

Thank psantana
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

I actually went as a shaperone of a school trip. Very "hands on" place with tons of stuff for kids to explore.

Thank Funtomerj
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We take the girls here every time we are in town and they absolutely love it. Tons to do! There is a room or exhibit for every kids at every age. A wonderful few hours for your kiddos.

Thank Msj4311
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Great for Kids and grand kids, really enjoyed it. A bit crowded, and noisy, so be prepared. 100 characters is stupid.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I went here when my kid was 2.5 and 3.5 yrs old. The place is huge but crowded on weekends. Get a change of clothes as the water experiments will get your kids excited and wet. There are sample fire engines and ambulance trucks which...More

Thank art-scuba
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Good for young kids and keeps them occupied for a long time :) Parking is limited(free) else park on the street. If you plan to visit at least 3 times, taking an annual membership might be worth it.

Thank vsairaman
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Perfect place for kids around 5 years old. Even my older children come back to revisit again, they still have a lot of fun.

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a fabulous place to take small children from 6 month till about 6 or 7 years old. The children have hands on experiences and many do not want to leave. There are many excellent experiences from vehicles to inspect like ambulance, fire truck...More

Thank Estelle K
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a great place for young kids to visit and explore. They have hands on activities and exhibits where you can spend hours exploring. The place has a great staff that is very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend kids as old as 1st...More

Thank HillzyB
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Response from banares | Reviewed this property |
Both previous posts are correct - $13 , seniors are $1 less
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