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Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
+1 408-298-5437
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Not nearly as good as many other Children's Museums I've been to

This could be such a great place for small children, however, the place is very run down, many... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
San Jose, California
Pretty good for under 6 year olds

five and unders love this place. But older will be bored. Its limited but great for toddlers and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Florence, Italy
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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 area” (18 reviews)
“water play” (16 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 9 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
Reviewed 6 September 2015

five and unders love this place. But older will be bored. Its limited but great for toddlers and semi toddlers. The next level is the Exploratorium in San Francisco good for 7 and up and a day of fascination for the whole family. This is...More

Thank tuxedoSanFrancisco
Reviewed 5 September 2015

My 1 y/o son and I were picking up my sister from the airport. The three of us didn't have anything planned for the rest of the day, so we thought we'd stop by here to check it out since we were in the area....More

Thank AntnttaJ
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Took my two young kids often while they were home with me. Took my oldest more as we had more time. Its a cute place to entertain the kids and let them have hands on experiences. They have a toddler zone - just for kids...More

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had a great time for most of the day with Granddaughter at this place. The hardest part was to get her to leave as the museum was closing. She did not want to go, but we had been there since 10 am! My only suggestion...More

Thank mgtdjim
Reviewed 28 August 2015

There are so many things for kids to do here. Water Play. Bubble creation. Art projects. Cook and serve pretend food. Climb a mastadon. Hit the siren on a fire engine. Lay on the gurney in an ambulance. Go outside into the garden and dig...More

Thank Dale D
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Our 3 year old grandchild has loved going here since she was a year old. There are activities for different age levels I do wish it was open later after Labor Day.

Thank psantana
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

I actually went as a shaperone of a school trip. Very "hands on" place with tons of stuff for kids to explore.

Thank Funtomerj
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We take the girls here every time we are in town and they absolutely love it. Tons to do! There is a room or exhibit for every kids at every age. A wonderful few hours for your kiddos.

Thank Msj4311
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Great for Kids and grand kids, really enjoyed it. A bit crowded, and noisy, so be prepared. 100 characters is stupid.

Thank Robert M
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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