San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is a neat, hands-on children’s museum located in the complex for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, next to Grape Day Park. The museum was established ten years ago, and recently changed their name from Escondido Children’s Museum, to San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. I think the name change is great, as they’re a museum that serves not only Escondido, but the region of San Diego County, and beyond.

We love that they have a variety of exhibits, and that they have both indoor and outdoor areas. Inside the museum you’ll find a neat tree house to climb, a dress up area with stage, wooden planks for stacking and building, a puppet theatre for imaginative play, musical instruments, a baby section for crawlers to enjoy, and much more. Outside they have painting, a unique water exhibit which combines water and LEGOs, bubbles, a sand box, an old style schoolhouse with more dress up, a neat little garden area with pretend farmers market, and variety of other things to explore. They recently brought in a new exhibit called Imagination Playground, which is made of foam blocks, and super neat for building different structures.

The museum is both fun and educational for the little ones, and has an emphasis on World Cultures. Set aside a few hours of time for exploring. If you want to bring lunch or snacks, you can eat them at the tables they have set up in their outdoor area. Click the link below to view their website. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum


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