Children's Discovery Museum has two floors worth of exhibits and activities, including a history of bubbles, face ... More
Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum has two floors worth of exhibits and activities, including a history of bubbles, face painting and all sorts of things to keep children busy and thinking. The museum is a giant structure straddling the Guadalupe River Park, so picnics are common for visitors. It is located right on the light rail station, which makes public transportation a snap. The museum offers facilities for birthday parties and special events for all sizes of groups, from small gatherings of 10 to large groups of 1000.
We took our 4 kids here, 2 are younger, 2 are older. It was a really fun place for everyone but the older kids did get a bit tired of it after the 2nd visit.
However, if you have kids between the age of 0 - 10, I highly recommend going and if you live near San Jose, getting the family pass!
My younger 2 (7 and 5) really enjoy it there and have been 5 times in 6 months. We would go more often but we live about 20 miles away now.
Plenty for the children to see and also plenty of hands on experiences. Suitable for all ages - the toddler room upstairs is particularly good. We have been taking my daughter since she was about 11 months old and she never fails to be mesmerised and amused - in fact, we get bored before her! There are arts and crafts activities every day, for all ages, and the water area is excellent fun for everyone. Price wise, single admission is not too bad but if you live in the area it's worth getting a membership - you only have to go half a dozen times or so in a year to make it worth your while.
The only bad thing about this place is the price, my one-year old was $8! Everything else was great. There's a lot of activities for all ages, including an activity room just for kids under four, which also had a lot of seating for parents. There's art projects, and a water room (expect them to get wet). The cafe has lots of healthy, kid-friendly food, and is pretty cheap.
At first we were a bit concerned as to whether or not our 1-year-old would enjoy the museum. Boy did he loved every exhibit. The "floating" balls near the entrance caught his attention right away. Everything was so interesting and fun for him, from the tennis ball "factory" to playing with sand. And of course, he had a blast at the WaterWays.
All activities are age-appropriate and well-designed to encourage and stimulate many important aspects of development, such as hand-eye coordination, balance, creativity, and group play.
There should be a museum like this in every major city! Highly recommended!!
I took my 1.5 year old niece here and we all had a blast! She especially liked the water exhibit. Make sure to make it the last stop on your visit. Although the museum provides aprons for the little ones, but there's no avoiding getting wet!
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