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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 Workshops 2020

    • Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.
    • The museum is temporarily closed, but look for virtual events starting May 9 San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to announce the return of KPBS Kids Workshops for 2020! Join Curious George, Daniel Tiger, Nature Cat, and other special guests as we explore the world around us through science, math, and literacy. The series consists of special storytimes, a visit by a costume character and/or interactive presentation, and a ... Read more

    All upcoming events at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

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

    KPBS Kids Workshops 2020October 17, 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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