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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

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Splash & Bubbles'

    • Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.
    • How do creatures of the ocean survive such an extreme environment? Come to get know them and create your own sea creature! Special storytimes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Costume character visit or presentation at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Workshops 10:30

    All upcoming events at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Splash & Bubbles'May 13, 2017

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood'June 10, 2017

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Peg + Cat'September 9, 2017

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Dinosaur Train'October 14, 2017

    KPBS Kids Workshop: 'Curious George'November 18, 2017

    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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