Last month before my son was hurt, we had the opportunity to check out the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. This fun little museum is located in Escondido and one that we will make sure to visit again and again(so much that we are members!) It’s the kind of place that although very small allows your children’s imagination to really come into play. We were at the museum for only two hours but could have definitely stayed for more.
The museum is home to the Explorer Discovery Sailboat which takes kiddos imaginations on a magical journey. They can learn, play, and set sail! They are also home to the Kids Global Area. My children absolutely loved playing in this area. It is home to a global market, and kiddos take turns playing grocery store, and learning about other culture.
There is also a separate area for the itty bitty ones. The little ones can play in an enclosed area geared just for them.
The museum is also home to other cute exhibits, including the Children’s Discovery Garden, which was a huge hit with our kiddos. They had a blast playing, blowing bubbles, and investigating.
The Children’s Discovery Museum is a cute little place to visit. It is a really small museum. However, we had a great time. I know some people complain that it is small, but my kiddos loved it and we can’t wait to go back. I would also suggest visiting in the afternoon. We arrived around 2ish and it was not crowded at all. I’ve been to museums that are crowded to the brim, and I loved that it was not chaotic. I know that it can be busy in the weekends and mornings. They also have tables for you to sit on, and I watched a couple of moms bring their laptops and chat, while their kiddos played.
The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $6 and Military Families are $3.00. During the Summer, military families can get in for FREE! This Saturday, July 20th, the museum will host an event featuring Latin American traditions from 2pm to 5pm. The event and museum admission is Free in the afternoon. To learn more about this event and about the museum, head here.