Children's Discovery Museum (CDM) is rated as one of Child magazine's ten best children's museums in the United States. Thirteen exhibit galleries and program spaces house over 150 interactive exhibits and programs and provide learning experiences in the arts, sciences, and humanities for children of diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and interests. These experiences build upon children's fundamental need to learn by doing, fully engaging their senses, and challenging their minds.This is an awesome place for families, scout troops, schools, and, of course, a place for kids to be kids! Come and play at the museum, take a workshop, register for summer camps, have a birthday celebration, have lunch, or just hang back and let the kids explore.Camps: Their Summer of Service summer camp invites kids entering grades 7–10 to join community service teams that visit different volunteer sites all over the Bay Area.2013 Summer of Service Two-Week Sessions:Dates: June 17–August 9Ages: entering grades 7–10Days/Times: Mondays through Thursdays, 8:45am–3:30pm, Fridays, 8:45am–5:30pmCost: $420–$445 per session; financial aid availableExtended care: 7:30am–8:45am, 3:30pm–5:30pm ($150 per session) Celebrations: What a great place to have a party! Kids will love being able to explore all that the Museum has to offer. Party packages include admission, one hour in private birthday party room, a hostess, gift bags, return visit passes, invitations, and maps for each guest. The maximum attendance at each party is 16 children and 8 adults. Party packages are $250–$475. See their website or call the birthday party coordinator at (408) 298-5437 ext. 268 for complete party information.Parent Resources: CDM has a variety of online projects that your child can do at home or as a school project. Learn to make playdough, create a tornado, or learn mapping skills, to name a few. Other topics include art and music, science, reading and writing, math, and society. All activities are broken down by age group.
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Hours of Operation:
Tues–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm. Closed Mondays. Open on some holidays that fall on a Monday.
180 Woz WaySan Jose, CA 95110
$10 per person ages 1 to 59, $9 per senior ages 60 and up, infants under 1 are FREE
Organization and Program Categories:
City Sights & Tours
Academics & Tutoring
Community Service/Service Learning
Family Party Needs
The Museum is located in downtown San Jose at the intersection of Woz Way and Auzerais Street. From San Francisco, take 280 south. Exit on Bird Avenue and turn left. Turn right on Auzerais Avenue or West San Carlos Street. Turn right on Woz Way. Parking is available in the city-owned lot on Woz Way. Daily rates vary from $5–$7.
Ryan Smith, Youth Educator
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