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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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This is a wonderful place where you can let the kids roam around and let them use their imagination... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claudia G
Newark, New Jersey
Nice Place for younger kids to spend half a day

My grand-daughter wouldn't want to leave after she started the water play. Got all wet, but love it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saratoga, 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water play” (20 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 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place where you can let the kids roam around and let them use their imagination for play. My 4 and 5 year old nieces LOVED the Museum and did not want to leave. There are crafts which are nicely done by...More

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grand-daughter wouldn't want to leave after she started the water play. Got all wet, but love it.

Thank ETTO2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids always enjoy trips here. The interactive exhibits draw them in and the can play for hours at a time - smiling the day through.

Thank dasmithTA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of activities for all ages. Play and learning experiences at the same time. The new outdoor area combines both playground and art exhibition perfect. Absolutely worth to visit for 2-3 hours.

Thank lholsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and her family (one little guy 19 months old) are members. We visited The Children's Museum with 3 extra adults and the two kids under 2 years. It was towards the end of the day visit and a couple of hours was plenty....More

Thank Karen Kelly K
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We spent a few hours in this delightful children's museum over the Halloween weekend with a two-year old, and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was very crowded, and there was a line to get inside, but the wait was worth it. There are a variety of...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went there with my grand daughter and wife and daughter-in-law this summer (2017) for an afternoon. The grand daughter was 2.5 years old. We had a blast. Pretty much let her run free (with us very close behind) and she had a great time...More

2  Thank Gordycw
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We really liked the Discovery Museum. One of the nicest children’s museums we’ve been to. The exhibits were great and very hands on. Children were encouraged to touch about everything. The “small children” areas were very nice for the toddler in the group. The restaurant...More

1  Thank X9555EDmarkh
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Colorful, and exciting! Great place for young children. You can bring a picnic, and enjoy it right outside of the museum, on a beautiful day.

Thank Embraceyourjourney
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Especially with preschool children, the Discovery Museum has been one of our favorite places to take our grandchildren since it opened in 1990. With some favorite exhibits and others that change on a rotating basis, it is a worthwhile place to spend a couple of...More

Thank HikingLee
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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