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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
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+1 408-298-5437
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 00:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural...

Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.

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One of the great children's museums and learning centers in the U.S.

This is a place that doesn't just parade kids past exhibits, but from the very start, engages them to interact, to experiment and to learn. I was particularly impressed with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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458 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place that doesn't just parade kids past exhibits, but from the very start, engages them to interact, to experiment and to learn. I was particularly impressed with the number of volunteers and staff members. Parking is across the street and costs $7. Pay at the pay-station and don't forget to put your receipt on your dashboard (so... More 

Thank Staten_Islander
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to spend an afternoon with kids!!! They can enjoy doing a lot of activities and learning about things at the same time. There are many spaces with different attractions, so It is easy for boys and girls to be alert and explore New worlds

Thank Elena A
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came with my 3-year old and 5-yar old boy. Both enjoyed the museum tremendously. Easily spent the entire afternoon there. Nice kids bento at their cafe too, with some healthier choices. I parked at the convention centre which was less than 10 mins walk.

Thank NLK_HK
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think I must be one of the few who aren't over the moon for this museum. While it does have some interesting activities, it feels small and stuffy and not super clean - every time I've been here, whether it is super crowded or not. It isn't cheap, either. If you are looking for something to do for a... More 

1 Thank Kirstin B
Vadodara, India
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went twice with my grand children aged three and one.Enjoyed a lot with them.Kids explored plenty of things,art n painting,ball games,stories,sounds,water games....lots of fun.If u want to spend a quality time with kids,must visit this place.

Thank vedarora
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My grandson has been at 6 months and 1 year. Each time a different experience. Take a change of clothes because the water area is so much fun and they get wet. We took the light rail and it was just to easy.

Thank Kim S
Tobermory, Canada
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Although we had fun, it would be better for kids under 8. We went on the Christmas break so it was very busy with families. A bit pricey (13 for kids & adults) for what you get but most seemed to be enjoying themselves. Cafe, gift shop and outdoor space.

Thank Judy H
San Jose, CA
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We took our grandson there, who was 13 months at the time. There was plenty for him to enjoy and explore. We were impressed at the creative and inventive ways to teach children basic skills and principles. Found a good deal on Groupon!

Thank TomboTrio
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very useful and informative. Children can touch and use all machines and installations. Obligatory to visit even for adults!

1 Thank Андрей К
Sacramento, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I used to come here on field trips when I was in Elementary School and now I bring my daughter and she absolutely loves it. Great place that inspires creativity and sets the mind free to explore and learn.

Thank hflores_11

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