A Day at The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

The San Diego Children's Discovery Museum is a fun little place to visit!

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is a fun little place to visit!

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.

My son loved this area!

My son loved this area!

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 a separate toddler area that is designed just for the itty bitties.

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 Children's Discovery Garden was also a favorite area!

The Children’s Discovery Garden was also a favorite area!

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.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s Free Admission


Are you looking to take a break from the shopping and holiday decorating? Want to do something super fun with the kiddos? Head down to San Diego and take advantage of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s Free Admission this Saturday, December 8th.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week in its new location, They’ll be offering free admission for all on Sat, Dec. 8 in celebration of the museum’s 1 year at the new facility!  SDCDM surpassed expectations with 100 percent increase in memberships since opening at its new location and had over 20,000 admissions last year alone, while still in start-up phase!

They just earned a grant from the Escondido Charitable Foundation to support the museum’s role in the Escondido community.  $27,000 will now be available to purchase and install an AV system used for the “Escondido Roots Series.” The “Escondido Roots Series” will consist of six free cultural performance events to allow families to experience the richness of Escondido’s cultural diversity. More than 37 languages are currently spoken by students in Escondido schools, and SDCDM will use the Escondido Roots Series to raise awareness of the multitude of cultures represented in the community, deepen civic pride and responsibility, and encourage intercultural understanding and dialogue.

To learn more about this fantastic place for kiddos and the community, head here.