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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

    Virtual Roots Series: Egypt

    • Tuesday, December 8, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Join the Museum for its next virtual Roots event about Egypt! Throughout the year, we honor the artistic and scientific contributions of different cultures that comprise the unique community of San Diego County. We are thrilled to celebrate Egyptian culture with a FREE virtual event filled with fun for the entire family. Tune in live on the Museum’s Facebook page to enjoy a traditional dance performance, bilingual storytime in Arabic ... Read more

    All upcoming events at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

    Visit San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum VirtuallyStarts September 24, 2020

    Virtual Roots Series: EgyptDecember 8, 2020

    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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