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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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A Fantastic Place

We have taken our grandchildren here for several years. The youngest is just about too old but... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Diane H
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San Jose, California
Fun activities for the kiddos

I brought my young niece and nephew here and they were thoroughly entertained for a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Glen C
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San Francisco, 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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
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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

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Reviewed 15 November 2015

We have been going to this place for many years. Every kid in our family enjoyed it when they are younger. The museum has so many hands on activities for the younger ones. The 8yo still enjoys it. The exhibit also changes once in a...More

Thank made2worship
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

My 1 ½ year old granddaughter had a great time. She was entertained for 2 hours and we could have stayed longer if we had put more minutes on the parking meter. We visited the museum on a Friday afternoon. Metered parking was available on...More

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

My grandchild loves this place. She's 3, and every visit it's a different aspect that captures her for up to 30 minutes. The biggest draw for her is the water play room. Close behind are the nature forest and the art room. As she gets...More

Thank Neda D
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is such a cool place in the heart of downtown San Jose. I have taken the grandkids here on several occasions. There is always something really amazing that they discover each time we visit. There are a lot of interactive exhibits that will really...More

Thank russ v
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is a great place for the kiddos. We have the annual memberships. Looking forward to visiting with kids again.

Thank M D
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

A place to keep your children busy. If you have nothing else in mind to do, i'm sure it's the place to go.

Thank Flybird2015
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This could be such a great place for small children, however, the place is very run down, many exhibits are missing parts and pieces.

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