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Children's Creativity Museum

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Address: 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3116
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+1 415-820-3320
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Children's Creativity Museum is a hands-on multi-media art and...

The Children's Creativity Museum is a hands-on multi-media art and technology experience for children ages 2-12 and their families. Built on a process to Imagine, Create and Share our programs are designed to nurture creativity and collaboration.

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A tourist attraction in SF for the family

We visited during a holiday to SF. There is a range of activities, including dressing up, foam building blocks, kinetic sand, animation room, sing along, programming robot toys... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during a holiday to SF. There is a range of activities, including dressing up, foam building blocks, kinetic sand, animation room, sing along, programming robot toys with code using a tablet computer. The is also a beautiful and historical carousel beside the museum.

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Thank Rockets_9
New Jersey
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478 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here before but I think they have added to the facility. Seems like much more, or at least better, than before. Great venue for kids to try new things - from simple drawing to robotic programming. Staff very nice and helpful. Often crowded right before lunch- clears out a lot around noon. Don't miss carousel right outside after... More 

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Berkeley, California
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396 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went with our 3 1/2 year old grand-daughter and she had a blast and we can see ourselves going back with her for many more years as she gets older and able to explore both new opportunities and enjoy again some she experienced. Or just to simply run around with other kids. Lots of age-appropriate choices and interesting for parents... More 

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Thank BarryandJackie
Pat K, Director External Affairs at Children's Creativity Museum, responded to this review

Your review makes me so pleased, it is exactly our aim to provide a multi-generational experience that involves young children and the adults that care for them. Please bring your grand-daughter often. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a great time with all of the different things you can do at the Creative Museum. My son loved the robots you could program and for 5 picked it up faster than I did. They have foam blocks which was busy and seemmed ot be the highlight for most kids. There were all kind of different areas you... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

To the staff's credit, they change many of the activities; we were here about 16 months ago and there were several new and delightful activities that captured our two grandsons' attention and interest -- including making a video out of clay figures (they call it "clay-mation"). The cost is reasonable as such places go these days. Parking nearby is not... More 

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Vancouver
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It looked more like a daycare, usual toys and play stations. First floor is more for kids aged 1-2 and second floor for kids 4-5. Only cool thing is that you can record a green background video on second floor. :(

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Normally I think our 11 year old is too old for children's museums, but this is the exception. We got in free with our reciprocal membership from the museum in our hometown. Went straight to the video room and had fun watching the kids make their own song/dance videos using a green screen which were sent to us via a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My children (girls aged 4 and 7) absolutely loved this place, we were there for 4 hours and they were both thoroughly engaged throughout. They tried everything from making clay models and learning how to animate them, to making a music video and then sat for ages making a model from the craft box they were given with an idea... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We had a blast here, especially in the animation room. Also the Mystery Box exhibit upstairs, and the music video/costume area. On first floor were lots of things for toddlers.

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Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This place is wonderful for the very young(my grandson 1 year old) as well as teenagers. It has a lot of activities slide with video tape, actives outside, magnet activities, crawling in tunnel, train and tracks. For the older kids costumes and creating your own video with singing, robotics, etc. A fun place for the entire family, to create memorable... More 

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