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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

    • Friday, August 31, 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 FridaysAugust 31, 2018

    2018 KPBS Kids WorkshopsSeptember 8, 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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