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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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Great for young learners

This museum offers a diverse selection of exhibits and things to do and explore for young kids. The traveling exhibition they had during our visit focused on green energy and... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
Reno, Nevada, United States
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Reno, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

This museum offers a diverse selection of exhibits and things to do and explore for young kids. The traveling exhibition they had during our visit focused on green energy and recycling was particularly interesting.

Thank PatrickTu
Seattle, Washington
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178 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Tons of interactive play and learning. It was all a bit much for a one year old although he had fun in toddlerland. Convenient to park. We were there during the holidays so it was busy but the crowds were handled well. Saw many adults having fun with the tests and games. Take the whole family.

1 Thank seattlesez
Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

My daughter's a bit young but she enjoyed many of the activities available...as did I. Well planned and lots of cool learning activities. Choose your visit wisely as it can get overrun with those little rug rats it's trying to entertain.

Thank Aggie1994
County Wexford, Ireland
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The museum never fails to be a great experience, stimulating the mind, body and all the senses. Having visited twice, we were again captivated by the variety of exhibits and activities!!!

1 Thank Clyde g
Lancaster, California
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Took the three kids here and had an awesome experience. The wife and I love interactive museums and this place doesn't disappoint.  Our kids aged 2, 5, and 6 had fun with so many things. In the main building,  the girls really liked the grocery store and pizza shop. They liked being able to grab a shipping cart,  load up... More 

2 Thank tygerstile
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had so much fun as adults and our kids loved being there. They painted the car and enjoyed all the museum had to offer. There are so much to do and enjoy. go and enjoy the place with your kids.

Thank marc j
Woodbridge, Virginia
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156 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

It is almost incomprehensible to see how intuitively children can figure out the exhibits. They flock to each new adventure with obvious enjoyment. My 31/2 year old grandson handled 3 hours with no problem and cannot wait to go back.

Thank 1LarryFox
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

We were in town for a family reunion vacation. While kiddos were supposed to spend the weekend in the pool a summer thunder and rain storm arrived in town so we needed to kill some cabin fever for a few hours. This place was great! Our kids really enjoyed the interactive projects they could work on. My one deduction for... More 

Thank flacaSandra
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our 3 year old and 7 month old to the children's discovery museum. There was so many things to do and try. We were there for a few hours and we still could have done more. Great stuff for young and old. My favourite thing was the vw beetle.my son slapped on a smock and... More 

Thank Jessica B
Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I took my three grandchildren to The Children's Discovery Museum this week. They absolutely loved it! We spent three hours there and did not get to finish it all. They want to get rolling earlier next time and spend the day. Very interesting and engaging fun for young people.

Thank Margaret B

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