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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Loved It

We went with my 3 year old granddaughter and her family. She was absolutely in love with the place... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
South Florida, Florida

Nice place to take kids to. Kids can learn a lot from stories and little experiments they do... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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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” (18 reviews)
“water play” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went with my 3 year old granddaughter and her family. She was absolutely in love with the place. From the fire engines to a place she could "cook" for us she could not get enough of it. She also was in love with the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to take kids to. Kids can learn a lot from stories and little experiments they do there. Very friendly atmosphere and its a nice ace to take kids to spend a day there.

Thank goosh17
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This place is awesome for toddlers and children under 10. It has many areas to explore and it gets the creative juices flowing. If you're a kid who loves playing with water or who loves exploration, this is the place to be.

Thank kellyp109
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I was here years ago, but my kids had a really good time then, and I can only assume they've gotten better with time.

Thank coco4760
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were very excited to visit this museum given the high scores it receives across multiple sites, but our visit was such a disappoint! I have to agree with a recent reviewer and wish I had seen their review beforehand -- if you've visited children's...More

1  Thank tigrr49
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I arrived to San Jose to early to check into the hotel so decided to come here to kill some time. Many reviews state this is one of the netter children's museums they have been too, but I have to disagree. Living...More

Thank jbusby76
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Only con -- need to have a solution for slow entry process. Once in -- very entertaining. Held 2 year old's interest for hours. Cafe does a great job but slow and needs some clean up help.

Thank s s
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Run and operated by people who are innovative and dedicated to a fun educational experience with kids. They just get it! With their healthy food offerings for lunch & snacks, plus recycling bins as well, it's just a 360 view of a family's every day...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great children's museum. My kids are 5 and 7 and we went on a Saturday morning just after opening and it was busy. I was a bit worried that this would be only for smaller kids. Kids enjoyed climbing in the fire...More

Thank ccs124
Reviewed 3 July 2017

As far a children museums go, this is one of better ones I've been to in California. It is spacious and open which is important to me. I don't enjoy museums that have exhibits to close together. Thomas the Blue engine is in town for...More

Thank Larry K
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5 October 2016|
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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