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San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (SDCDM) inspires children to explore, imagine, and experiment through hands-on science, art, and world culture exhibits and activities. Located in Escondido, California across the street from Grape Day Park.

  • General Admission - $8

  • Annual Memberships starting at $75

  • Open daily from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Ages 0-10

  • Indoor and Outdoor Space

  • Field Trips, Group Visits, Birthday Parties and Discovery Camps

  • Daily Educational Programs

  • Monthly cultural celebrations- SDCDM Roots Series & KPBS Kids Workshops

  • Private Event Rental


  • There are four main exhibit areas in the Museum: Explore, Imagine, Experiment, and Discover. Museum Exhibits change regularly and include: Kids Global Village, Reading Book Nook, Toddler Tidepool, Discovery Sail Boat, Our Town: Careers & Community, Magnification Station, Magnetic Ball Wall, Floating Objects, Wind Tunnel, Base Camp: Archaeology, Paleontology, and Geology, Chicken Coop, Edible Garden, Pollinator Garden, Water Wise, Outdoor Art Studio, and much more!

    Museum admission provides access to all Museum exhibits and daily programs. For a list of upcoming programs, please visit our programs and events calendar.

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    Upcoming event at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

    Farm Animal Fridays

    • Today, 11 a.m. to noon
    • Farm Animal Fridays is an educational program that takes place on the last Friday of every month from 11 a.m. - Noon. Each program includes an opportunity to meet farm animals, hear a special storytime, and participate in a themed craft or activity. Each Farm Animal Friday features a different theme and animal. Farm Animal Fridays is part of the Museum’s mission to provide hands-on educational experiences for children to ... Read more

    All upcoming events at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

    Farm Animal FridaysToday

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood'June 9, 2018

    2018 KPBS Kids WorkshopsJune 9, 2018

    San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Summer Concert SeriesJune 16, 2018

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Curious George'September 8, 2018

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Super Why'October 13, 2018

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Ready Jet Go'November 10, 2018

    Past events

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    Business hours

    Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Monday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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