Children's Discovery Museum

San Jose, CA

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Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110, USA Number: 408-298-5437 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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?









Seniors $11


Free Under

1 year old


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Additional Information

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

Any top tips?


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

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

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Where is it at?

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.

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!

Need a little extra help?


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

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in California

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.

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