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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3870
805-544-KIDS
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Fun for kids but looking tired

Our grand kids like going here, it’s interactive but the equipment is becoming very worn, some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham D
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Great way to spend an afternoon with your kids, or grandkids!

The Children's Museum is a wonderful, interactive place where you can play with your young ones, or... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Leslie M
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Preschool through elementary-age children learn about health, history, safety, science, nature and the arts through a series of innovate hands-on activities and exhibits.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“water table” (3 reviews)
“two hours” (5 reviews)
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1010 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3870
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805-544-KIDS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grand kids like going here, it’s interactive but the equipment is becoming very worn, some exhibits no longer work and renovation and renewal is long overdue.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Children's Museum is a wonderful, interactive place where you can play with your young ones, or watch them play - whatever your preference. I wish they had more seating for adults, as seating is limited and sometimes kids do not want us in the...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Took my 4 & 6 year old grandchildren, along with their parents. So many educational and fun activities for young children. Our first visit, but we will return.

Thank boblitvak
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My rating is based on the reaction of my wife's young children. They love this place! After we left following our first visit, we walked to a nearby restaurant only to have her youngest child break away from us and run back into the museum...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 24 May 2017

me&5 yr old loved it. nice location.little elevator, so much action, hands on things to do, music, art, it has so much. outdoor play, water feature, trikes, etc. its a blast.

Thank lizzybl8
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. It had exhibits I have not seen in other children"s museum. Lots of activities to keep the kids busy and learning. Be prepared to interact with your child not just be an observer.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place has some awesome exhibits and they're always creating more. The staff are very nice and very hospitable and are willing to explain things and show you how to use them. Great prices too!

Thank Spencer H
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I know it seems ridiculous to say theres not much to do at a children's museum, but we went in and did everything and left after about 30 mins. It seems like a lot of the stuff needs upgrading and some of it didn't even...More

4  Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The SLO Children's Museum is terrific...but not cheap. Kids love the place and there is a lot there for them to see and do. I would plan at least two hours there, and maybe three would be better. Educational and entertaining.More

Thank Tommy O
Michelle J, Guest Relations Manager at San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi Tommy, We're so happy you had fun on your visit! We try to keep prices as low as possible so everyone can come enjoy our exhibits. For free play time, visit us during Moonlight Hours, which are 5:00-8:00 pm on the third Thursday of...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went with family to the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleased to find three floors of various interactive displays tailored for smaller children that are not only fun but teach reading, scientific principals, and motor skills. I...More

Thank B G
Michelle J, Guest Relations Manager at San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

We're so glad you had fun on your trip to the museum! We do work with Cal Poly students on certain exhibits and love tying our Inspiring Learning Through Play mission into Cal Poly's Learn By Doing motto. We hope to see you here again...More

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sono-ancora-io
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Response from Spencer H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, lots of hands on activities.
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Response from Tommy O | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about that day, but it does offer: FREE Moonlight Hours: Every Third Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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