Santa Fe Children's Museum, Santa Fe

3.8
#7 of 9 in Childrens Museums in New Mexico
Founded in 1985, The Santa Fe Children’s Museum builds upon a child's natural sense of joy and discovery by cultivating habits of inquiry in the arts, sciences, and humanities. As one of the top children’s destinations in Santa Fe, the Museum hosts over 80,000 visitors per year, including 10,000 school children on field trips. The museum also offers one of the largest teen employment, internship and volunteer opportunities in New Mexico. As an educational institution, the Museum provides leadership on issues concerning children. Through its exhibits, programs, staffing, and governance, the museum recognizes and reflects its community’s economic, ethnic, and cultural diversity. The Santa Fe Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
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  • July 28, 2017
    It was a lil more than i expected Price wise but the children loved it and didnt want to go so it was worth it  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This little gem has a LOT for kids to do. All of it is interactive; all of them hold some degree of hands-on fun for almost any age. As others have commented, it's decidedly low-tech...and that is a g...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Overall, I have really mixed feelings on this museum. First the good - this has a lot of different things, all hands on, for different age levels. There is a neat little corner that is separated for 0...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Very cute! Your child will enjoy it! Though not big, it still gives at least two or three hours of play to children 10 and under. The outside area is pretty large, and a true oasis for adults under the trees, while children dig in the sand, play in the boat, climb the big Rubik's cube or run around :-)
  • July 3, 2017
    If your child likes playing in water, they'll love it. There is a water feature that runs a long way in the building. There are outdoor activities and gardens. The toddler room has a lot of toys and books.
  • June 21, 2017
    AWESOME PEOPLE and an awesome place to take your kids. My camp did missions here and they were extremely grateful for out comtributions
  • June 30, 2017
    We visited with Children ranging in age from 3 to 11 and lots of fun was had by all. Fun, clean, beautiful indoor and out!
  • June 9, 2017
    Great place to let the kids be kids but wasn't as upkept as before maybe just a bad day I went

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Though the downtown area contains most of Santa Fe's finest hotels, you can find plenty of equally comfortable inns and motels just outside this busy central district. Remember also that most of the city's centrally located hotels raise their prices during the height of the tourist season, so it is essential to look for deals and make reservations well in advance. To experience the true spirit of outdoor New Mexico while on holiday, consider sleeping under the stars at a campground just a short drive from Santa Fe's major urban attractions.
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