Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, San Jose

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  • Very suitable for children to play, all the years are appropriate, there can learn knowledge of the place, there are children can operate hand play place, there are also large fire cars, rescue vehicles to allow children to experience, the place to play water is cool, and there is a small area is special to play for the small children, the price is very cheap, the whole is very cost-effective, If there are children in the country before, push!!
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  • This is a wonderful place where you can let the kids roam around and let them use their imagination for play. My 4 and 5 year old nieces LOVED the Museum and did not want to leave. There are crafts wh...  more »
  • My grand-daughter wouldn't want to leave after she started the water play. Got all wet, but love it.  more »
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  • Great for kids 6 months to 5 years. We saw one older kid there who was probably too big, but he helped engage some younger ones in imaginative play. Honestly, this museum had a lot to offer. The outdoor Bill's backyard was very attractive. Bay area Discovery museum in SF/Sausalito has a similar vibe. The first 5 Wonder room play area with sensory exhibits and curated art activities was a big draw. Worth a visit and I would consider a yearling membership if we lived locally. We will be back because our 3.5 year old loved all four hours we spent there.
  • Love love love this place!!! So many activities for kids, young and old here. Activities alone are fun for kids to play with even if they're too young to understand the actual science and knowledge behind them. There is a restaurant inside to purchase food/drinks and eat from. Two stories of play area with the second story having a designated section for younger ones 4 or 5 years old and under. Gotta say, the best part my kids enjoyed was the water area. There are smocks provided to keep clothes dry, but bring a change of clothes just in case. My kids were soaked when done playing anyway and had to drag them away from there so we had could visit the other areas before we didn't have time to lol
  • Interesting way to spend a few hours with the kids. Lots of interactive stations throughout the facility. My kids enjoyed the water-works, science and medicine, and mechanics areas the most. I think these offered the best interactive experiences and plenty of room to engage. There were other interesting spots, but with too few stations and so many kids present, the experiences were not good. I think it was a fine way to spend a few hours; if not a little expensive given how crowded it was. We would do it again on a 'lighter' day. Parking was odd but once we figured it out, crossing the street wasn't really a problem. All in all, the kids had a great time and had some interesting experiences... which is all we had hoped for.
  • Great for children's day out. Best part is that the place has sections for all age groups. My 3 year old daughter had a great time. Entry fee $15 per head (children and adults) is a little high, specially if you plan to go frequently. Having a membership is probably better in such cases. Recommended for parents in and around the bay area. The place doesn't have a parking. There's a private parking lot just opposite which charges $7 flat and accepts cash only.
  • A great place for kids to experience hands-on exploration of science or just to play. One day is not enough to do it all especially when your kids want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and water play. I recommend bringing extra clothes and shoes in case if they get soaked. The membership is worth it, tax deductible and an awesome go-to place when school is off. Great for all ages - including infants and adults!

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