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Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, San Jose

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  • This place is awesome for toddlers and children under 10. It has many areas to explore and it gets the creative juices flowing. If you're a kid who loves playing with water or who loves exploration, t...  more »
  • I was here years ago, but my kids had a really good time then, and I can only assume they've gotten better with time.  more »
  • We were very excited to visit this museum given the high scores it receives across multiple sites, but our visit was such a disappoint! I have to agree with a recent reviewer and wish I had seen their...  more »
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  • This place is good for children between the ages of 3 to 6. They get the chance to play with real-life-like tools and concepts in a safe environment. There are a couple of art studios where they can draw and paint. It also has a room featuring a cartoon character that changes once in a while. Parking is a bit inconvenient as you need to park across the street.
  • We love taking our 6 year old here. She enjoys the bubble basement, building block forts, and the art room. It can get crowded so try to go later in the day when people start to clear out or on a weekday. Great for younger kids as small as 2! We have been coming here for years.
  • Your kid could spend all day here and not get tired. I also enjoy their health conscious cafe. Such a great way to entertain kids, although you'll want extra clothes with the water and bubble play zones.
  • The employees are helpful and nice love the museum. The patrons are a different story. We only stayed about half and hour and my grandson had a meltdown at the water exhibit. He's autistic and started screaming and falling down so we had to restrain him so he wouldn't hurt himself. A patron said we where abusing him the employee told her to leave us alone. But she just kept it up saying why don't we give him ice cream we answered and said he's allergic to dairy. A.nd that we know what's best for him so she just kept up so his mom and me had to carry him out. I stop to ask if the museum caters to special needs children the said yes. So I told them and the managers what happen. I thank the museum staff and managers for being so understanding and gave us free admission to come again. It's a long post. But I feel people should know that a special need parent does know how to handle their child when they have episodes. Thanks for reading.
  • This is so family friendly. The kids have such a great time here. Every area had so many wonderful hands on activities. Even one and two year olds can have educational fun here. Older children have so much to do. I couldn't believe the range of ages of children that the activities could reach. We even built a bridge. The Thomas the tank area had so many learning activities. Just wow!!!!

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