Children's Discovery Museum

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Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

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180 Woz Way

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Museums, Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Like the nearby Tech Museum, the Children's Discovery Museum offers hands-on experiences for kids as well as some interesting displays for adults. Recent travelers seem to have several favorite exhibits, but the WaterWays  a large network of water-filled tubes through which colorful balls travel  stands out above the rest. Parents like the sections of the museum that are designed for specific ages like the Wonder Cabinet, which caters to children age 4 and younger and encourages exploration in a safe and stimulating setting (like an art studio). And although there is a food court (which some say is a bit expensive), you're also permitted to bring your own lunch or snacks.

Located in downtown, the Children's Discovery Museum welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $13 for both kids and adults. For more information, check out the museum's website.

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