Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, San Jose

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  • October 3, 2017
    Colorful, and exciting! Great place for young children. You can bring a picnic, and enjoy it right outside of the museum, on a beautiful day.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Especially with preschool children, the Discovery Museum has been one of our favorite places to take our grandchildren since it opened in 1990. With some favorite exhibits and others that change on a ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We went with my 3 year old granddaughter and her family. She was absolutely in love with the place. From the fire engines to a place she could "cook" for us she could not get enough of it. She also wa...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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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