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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 71701 Gerald Ford Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1934
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+1 760-321-0602
10:00 - 17:00
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An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and...

An interactive museum with hands-on exhibits allows children to explore and learn.

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Discovery Museum makes the grade

Fun and entertaining. Great for kids of all ages and adults alike. Thoroughly fun and entertaining. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun and entertaining. Great for kids of all ages and adults alike. Thoroughly fun and entertaining. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

Thank gogalisa
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took our 2.5 yr old here for an afternoon while on vacation. He loved the pretend and play areas, which include a grocery store, pizza parlor with brick "oven", and a veterinary hospital complete with lab coats. We played until closing time and were not bored for a second. The layout is nice, with each building... More 

Thank Sara M
Eugene, Oregon
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448 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy from 10 to noon, best from 2pm to 4pm. Lot of hands on activities for the kids. It a good break for the kids from the pool!

Thank Steve G
Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is one of my favorite children's museums in the country. Although it is small they have used their space well. They've packed in tons to do. We could easily spend all day here.

Thank MommyTravels_net
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We only had an hour and a half but we didn't make it out of the first room. So much to do and lots of mind teasers for kids and adults. All 4 of us loved it (2 kids and 2 adults).

Thank HeidiVA90
Southern Utah
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had a few hours till my Condo room was ready, so I took our 4 year old to the Museum. We spent several hours there and easily could have spent all day. In fact, she asked to go back again, but our schedule did not allow that. She loved the climbing wall, the Clifford dog area and the pizza... More 

Thank SouthernUtahTraveler
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I brought my 5 year old here while we were visiting. We woke up with grand plans, but when we looked outside it was pouring the rain! This place definitely saved the day. There is plenty to do for children of all ages. It was a little smaller than I expected, but that's not necessarily bad. I would imagine there... More 

Thank T H
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Now that my child is older, when we drive past the Children's Discovery Museum, we remember all the fun we had during our years of visiting there. There's so many fun activities to do there, it's so thoughtfully designed. What a gift to the children in the community! That car must have hundreds of thousands coats of paint on it... More 

Thank TIM R
Clipper Mills, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We love this museum! There is so much to do. They have all kinds of activities. Sometime can get a bit crowded. Great for toddlers up to about 8-10. Miss the VW bug you can paint though.

Thank shelbycobragt1512
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went to get out of the rain during a trip. I have been to other children's museums and thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. It is very small, smelled of urine, and most of the exhibits were for under five. Quite a few area were blocked off. I would say it is more a playground for... More 

Thank van70

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