There's More to Discover at The Children's Discovery Museum
Children and adults marvel at the 150 interactive exhibits throughout the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Kids delight in hands-on exhibits encouraging imagination, promoting learning and providing fun.
Visitors will not forget meeting Lupe in the Mammoth Discovery exhibit. Lupe is a juvenile mammoth, partially constructed with replica bones but containing the actual skull, femur and pelvis of a juvenile mammoth that roamed Earth 14,000 years ago. Mammoth Discovery boasts many other exhibits teaching children about the wondrous beasts that lived so long ago. A replica of an adult mammoth proudly stands outside, welcoming guests.
Creativity blooms in The Art Loft as children use various tools to create works of art. Older children especially love learning techniques using unconventional art supplies. Taking home a doll from the cornhusk doll exhibit is meaningful to children who are proud of completing the doll alone.
Children's questions about the inner workings of a city are answered in the designed streets inside the museum. A police car and ambulance are explored and the mail sorting system is explained. The streets encourage dialogue about how life happens in what seems to be such a large, complicated world to a small child.
A family favorite is the WaterWays exhibit where children delight in the wonders of something they use every day. Water play is enjoyed as children navigate vibrant colored balls through tunnels, in fountains and into the air. Kids learn how to create a fountain at the Waterfall Wall and the Rain Shanty provides the soothing sounds of a gentle rain storm. The pre-Kindergarten crowd gather at Little WaterWays to play with and learn about water at exhibits better suited for their age.
Excellent staff with a passion for children's learning maintain this top-notch museum dedicated to families having fun in an educational environment.