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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 00:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural...

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

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Fun for young children

We took grandchildren ages 1 to 7 there, and it was better than we anticipated. Many things for even the youngest to do. Water and bubbles were a big hit, as was the large... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We took grandchildren ages 1 to 7 there, and it was better than we anticipated. Many things for even the youngest to do. Water and bubbles were a big hit, as was the large store, produce, kitchen area. The temporary Dora exhibit was cute for little kids. I think most children over 8 would be bored. We had a reciprocal... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I took my three and a half year old niece and we had a blast. There are so many different exhibits to experience. It is well laid out and you can enjoy lunch as well.

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Thank Artist26
Los Gatos, California
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is a fantastic place for children. My daughter never tired of visiting during the years we were members. I highly recommend it.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We visited after hours for a special event and I totally enjoyed all the hands-on activities and displays in the museum! Two busloads of adults played like little kids for two hours and loved every minute!!

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Thank Carla W
CA
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This place is so fun for kids. They especially love the water play area. We hadn't been in years and my 11 year old wanted to go, so we did. It just wasn't the same fun at 11 as it was when she was under 7, but she still enjoyed herself for a little while.

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Thank CatCat08
San Jose, California
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I took my niece her last month for her birthday. I had not been in 25 years, since I was a kid, and the place is still great. Sure, I miss the pneumatic tubes and grinding stone that I remember but the place was wall to wall fun. A fire truck and ambulance to play with, face painting, bubbles, education... More 

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Thank JeffPenman
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We have taken all our Nieces and Nephews here. Various activities for all ages. They love the painting and water play room. Food and beverages inside, it's a great way to spend the day.This is a must do for every family.

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Thank Polarbear001
Chautauqua County, NY
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Wow! This place is so much fun!! It will take you all day to visit and try all the stations. There are three floors of "experiences" and you will want to try all of them. This place is fun for kids, parents and grandparents like us!

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Thank Westernnewyork29
Los Altos, California
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132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a hands-on experience for kids of all ages. Little kids have a special room on the second floor where they can explore smaller versions of interactive displays without being run over by the rambunctious, older kids downstairs. My 2-year-old grandaughter loved it, becoming very absorbed in playing with a number of the displays. Great way to spend a... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We took our 5 year old daughter and spent over 3 hours there. A lot of things to do including: art, history, water play, garden play, bubble play and science related stuff. the cafe is pretty good, too. Serves some Vietnamese options which is unique.

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