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Children's Discovery Museum

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Address: 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2780
Phone Number: +1 408-298-5437
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Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural...

Interactive adventure for children in science, technology and cultural diversity.

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Stimulating and educational

We took our grandson there, who was 13 months at the time. There was plenty for him to enjoy and explore. We were impressed at the creative and inventive ways to teach children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
TomboTrio
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San Jose, CA
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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our grandson there, who was 13 months at the time. There was plenty for him to enjoy and explore. We were impressed at the creative and inventive ways to teach children basic skills and principles. Found a good deal on Groupon!

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Thank TomboTrio
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very useful and informative. Children can touch and use all machines and installations. Obligatory to visit even for adults!

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Sacramento, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I used to come here on field trips when I was in Elementary School and now I bring my daughter and she absolutely loves it. Great place that inspires creativity and sets the mind free to explore and learn.

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Thank hflores_11
California Central Coast
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94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There is so much to do at this museum that my granddaughters have loved it since they were five and now they are eight and still beg me to go back. Diversified, educational, creative, three-stories full of exhibits. High recommend, but try to go off-hours as it can get crowded, which detracts a bit from the experience.

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Gilroy, California
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378 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Love taking my nieces and nephews here, where they can climb and play with history and science. Looking forward to taking grandkids there

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Thank Norma W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

An awesome place to spend time with kids. My 2yrs kiddo had lots of fun. Bubble and water play areas are too good. Even they have separate play area for younger kids < 5yrs.

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Thank Monika D
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Many visits over the years with grand kids. Great place for a few hours. Also separate area for the real young ones. Bring your own food and drinks. What they sell there doesn't always work for particular eaters. Volunteers there are very very helpful. Only downsides are crowds and parents not controlling their kids at times

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Thank 45ram45
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Imagine a space where your children can play (safely) with water, machinery, dirt, light! Simply the best place ever for kids - and their parents. Plus a neat little cafe with access to good food. Outside - lots of plants and spaces, and run-around activity. The smiles on the kids and parents say it all. Expect hands on learning and... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is nice place for weekdays but very crowded in the weekends. Members have first exclusive entrance on the weekends days

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a solid choice for kids under 10. We have taken both our girls since they were babies and feel it provides an excellent array of activities. The rotating exhibit is always something we look forward to coming back to see. The favorites are always: bubbles, waterworks, garden, art loft, and the kitchen/restaurant area. The yearly pass is definitely... More 

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