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Children's Discovery Museum San Jose

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Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose
CA
95110
Tel: 408-298-5437

Where are we going today?

It's SO much fun when kids can visit a place which is just for them! A place where they can learn through play, fun, experimentation, using their imagination and using all of their senses.

Welcome to the Children's Discovery Museum! This family friendly museum is one of the largest in the entire USA! With 150 exhibits all there for the sole purpose of teaching children about the world we live in, it will certainly keep them entertained!

How about exploring the art world with the Art Gallery? Kids can encounter and understand how cultures and individuals can express themselves through the various means of visual arts. If they are inspired, the Art Loft is a place where kids can create their OWN artwork! 

BUBBLES! Everyone loves bubbles, and at the Children's Discovery Museum there is a whole exhibit just on these amazing spheres of fun. The family can even have a competition to see who can create the biggest one!

If you want a MAMMOTH experience, then kids - get those goggles on, pick up those chisels and help uncover a replica mammoth fossil in your special dig pits. You will know what you're looking for, because there will be a full size skeleton right next to you! 

Children can experience the excitement of a big city in a very safe environment, or pick up some local produce down at the market and cook up a storm in their mini kitchen. There are water attractions, as well as a theatre with drop in workshops and live performances.

See - we told you there was a lot to do, and we haven't even told you everything yet! The rest we will leave as a surprise!

So grab the whole family and have a hands-on family day out filled with FUN! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$12
  • Free Under: 1 year old
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tues to Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sunday

All year round. Open on selected Mondays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Teachers corner

You can plan a 2 hour, self-guided adventure today, and the museum can offer program and exhibit specialists to help. They don't offer guided tours. .

I'm Hungry!

The cafe is a great place to enjoy some lunch or snacks. Rest those feet and fill those tummies because there will be a lot more fun to be had after lunch!.

Healthy Eating!

They have salads and sandwiches in the cafe.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the Discovery Express - a trackless train which circles the museum! Rides are free, and it's super fun! .

Doing our bit

They are ALL about education! They are dedicated to teaching children about the world and each exhibit is carefully designed to reflect that .

Need a little extra help?

The galleries are fully accessible! Everyone can enjoy the museum. .

Can I get one of those?

Can you have a birthday party at the museum? Yes you certainly can! Check out their packages and get all your friends to enjoy it too!.

More information

There is a public parking lot for $5 - $7 on Woz Way, and some surrounding streets.

What people are saying?

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    This place is wonderful. The kids really loved this place, especially the hands-on bubble exhibit.

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    The exibits appealed to my 5 yr old brother and me! The building lookd just like new. The staff were helpful and nice.

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    My son loves this place. The fire truck and the ambulance are big hits. The temporary exhibits have been great thus far. We bought an annual membership so we can go as often as we like. The staff at the cafeteria are very friendly.

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    This is a perfect place for teaching science in a fun way. My kids love it (and as a professional scientists so do I).

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    one of the awesome and fun learning experience for kids. my kids love it and they like all the venues. i would recommend to any parents to take their kids to this place once in life time.

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