San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum Visit us at: 320 Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025 - Reservations required. The mission of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation.

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We had so many great submission to our Ball Tunnel Naming Competition! We have finally narrowed it down to the top 3 and...
09/16/2021

We had so many great submission to our Ball Tunnel Naming Competition! We have finally narrowed it down to the top 3 and we want your help choosing its new name. React to this post with the names corresponding reaction to cast your vote! The winner will be announced in one week🎉

We had so many great submission to our Ball Tunnel Naming Competition! We have finally narrowed it down to the top 3 and we want your help choosing its new name. React to this post with the names corresponding reaction to cast your vote! The winner will be announced in one week🎉

Today is Online Learning Day! Learning can even happen out of the classroom and at the Museum we love to engage in purpo...
09/15/2021

Today is Online Learning Day!

Learning can even happen out of the classroom and at the Museum we love to engage in purposeful play and take what we know from school and apply it to our everyday. Did you know we have online activities for the kiddos to enjoy? Visit our website online.sdcdm.org for STREAM Activities, Art Activities, Nature Talks, World Culture Activities and Rhythm & Movement videos to bring the fun of the Museum home!

Today is Online Learning Day!

Learning can even happen out of the classroom and at the Museum we love to engage in purposeful play and take what we know from school and apply it to our everyday. Did you know we have online activities for the kiddos to enjoy? Visit our website online.sdcdm.org for STREAM Activities, Art Activities, Nature Talks, World Culture Activities and Rhythm & Movement videos to bring the fun of the Museum home!

Cartoonito is hitting the road to meet YOU and stopping here at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum! 🚙 Get your Ca...
09/15/2021

Cartoonito is hitting the road to meet YOU and stopping here at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum! 🚙 Get your Cartoonito backpack during the free pop-up event on the nationwide tour this Sunday, September 19 from 10:00am to 4:00pm 🎉🎒 Register for the event here: https://cartn.co/cnitotour #Cartoonito #PreK #KidsInNeed #MobileTour

Cartoonito is hitting the road to meet YOU and stopping here at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum! 🚙 Get your Cartoonito backpack during the free pop-up event on the nationwide tour this Sunday, September 19 from 10:00am to 4:00pm 🎉🎒 Register for the event here: https://cartn.co/cnitotour #Cartoonito #PreK #KidsInNeed #MobileTour

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Museum during #SanDiegoGives! Together, we raised $7,225🎉Your support ensures t...
09/13/2021

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Museum during #SanDiegoGives! Together, we raised $7,225🎉

Your support ensures that we can continue inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. Together, we will continue to be a vital resource for children, families, and schools in our community through supplementary, hands-on education opportunities that help to bridge economic, geographic, and digital divides.We are so very grateful to our community!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Museum during #SanDiegoGives! Together, we raised $7,225🎉

Your support ensures that we can continue inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation. Together, we will continue to be a vital resource for children, families, and schools in our community through supplementary, hands-on education opportunities that help to bridge economic, geographic, and digital divides.We are so very grateful to our community!

Are you ready to be an architect and create a bird feeder? Learn how to construct the perfect bird feeder with our newes...
09/13/2021

Are you ready to be an architect and create a bird feeder? Learn how to construct the perfect bird feeder with our newest STREAM Activity🐦 View our blog post here: https://bit.ly/3mQCOq7

Are you ready to be an architect and create a bird feeder? Learn how to construct the perfect bird feeder with our newest STREAM Activity🐦 View our blog post here: https://bit.ly/3mQCOq7

We’re thrilled to receive a generous contribution from the California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Huma...
09/12/2021

We’re thrilled to receive a generous contribution from the California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities' American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant program. This grant will help support our general operating expenses so we can continue to serve our community with hands-on learning opportunities!

We’re thrilled to receive a generous contribution from the California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities' American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant program. This grant will help support our general operating expenses so we can continue to serve our community with hands-on learning opportunities!

09/11/2021

‼Reminder‼
The Museum is closed until 1pm today for our Daniel Tiger event. We hope to see you at our afternoon session from 1:00-4:30pm for fun Daily Activities & play with our exhibits!

We want to thank Spotlight On The Community for having our CEO, Krishna Kabra on the podcast to talk about #SanDiegoGive...
09/10/2021

We want to thank Spotlight On The Community for having our CEO, Krishna Kabra on the podcast to talk about #SanDiegoGives as well as our hands-on education initiatives.

Check out our podcast segment with Drew Schlosberg's Spotlight On The Community👇
https://cloudcast.us/drew-schlosbergs-spotlight-on-the-community/san-diego-gives-drives-local-giving-for-over-one-hundred-non-profit-organizations/

We want to thank Spotlight On The Community for having our CEO, Krishna Kabra on the podcast to talk about #SanDiegoGives as well as our hands-on education initiatives.

Check out our podcast segment with Drew Schlosberg's Spotlight On The Community👇
https://cloudcast.us/drew-schlosbergs-spotlight-on-the-community/san-diego-gives-drives-local-giving-for-over-one-hundred-non-profit-organizations/

Let's put on our construction hats and get to building with our recent STREAM Activity featuring Picasso Tiles! Will you...
09/10/2021

Let's put on our construction hats and get to building with our recent STREAM Activity featuring Picasso Tiles! Will you construct a tall, strong or silly tower? Or maybe a mix of all three? The options are endless🦺👷 Visit the blog post here: https://bit.ly/38tCmFX

Let's put on our construction hats and get to building with our recent STREAM Activity featuring Picasso Tiles! Will you construct a tall, strong or silly tower? Or maybe a mix of all three? The options are endless🦺👷 Visit the blog post here: https://bit.ly/38tCmFX

Thank you FOX 5 San Diego and Heather Lake for having us yesterday! We're thrilled to be a part of San Diego Gives and T...
09/09/2021
Inaugural San Diego Gives aims to raise $500,000 for local nonprofits

Thank you FOX 5 San Diego and Heather Lake for having us yesterday! We're thrilled to be a part of San Diego Gives and TODAY is the big day! Wondering how your money supports the Museum? Check out our segment with FOX 5 San Diego and get a glimpse at some of our feathery friends 🐓 👇

https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/inaugural-san-diego-gives-aims-to-raise-500000-for-local-nonprofits/

Donate to our Museum here: https://bit.ly/SDCDM-SDGives

Donations are pouring in for San Diego Gives, the inaugural local day of giving that aims to raise $500,000 for local nonprofits.

Take part in the first annual San Diego Gives! Today, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum will be part of an incredibl...
09/09/2021

Take part in the first annual San Diego Gives!
Today, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum will be part of an incredible group of local nonprofit organizations coming together for this special day of giving. Your donation will make a difference, and help our efforts to inspire creativity, curiosity, and exploration for ALL children regardless of financial or physical barriers. Our goal is $5,000! Can you help us reach it?

We are also thrilled to announce that PNC Bank will be matching up to $5,000 between the hours of 7:30 AM-8:30 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM! As the nation’s 5th largest bank, PNC Bank is committed to making a difference in the San Diego Community!
Visit our profile to donate: https://bit.ly/SDCDM-SDGives #givelocal #thisisSD

Take part in the first annual San Diego Gives!
Today, San Diego Children's Discovery Museum will be part of an incredible group of local nonprofit organizations coming together for this special day of giving. Your donation will make a difference, and help our efforts to inspire creativity, curiosity, and exploration for ALL children regardless of financial or physical barriers. Our goal is $5,000! Can you help us reach it?

We are also thrilled to announce that PNC Bank will be matching up to $5,000 between the hours of 7:30 AM-8:30 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM! As the nation’s 5th largest bank, PNC Bank is committed to making a difference in the San Diego Community!
Visit our profile to donate: https://bit.ly/SDCDM-SDGives #givelocal #thisisSD

Tomorrow, September 9th, the #givelocal movement begins! Join us online for San Diego Gives! Our goal is to raise $5,000...
09/08/2021

Tomorrow, September 9th, the #givelocal movement begins! Join us online for San Diego Gives! Our goal is to raise $5,000! Can you help us reach it?

We are also thrilled to announce that PNC Bank will be matching up to $5,000 between the hours of 7:30 AM-8:30 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM! As the nation’s 5th largest bank, PNC Bank is committed to making a difference in the San Diego Community.

Find out more about San Diego Gives at sandiegogives.org or visit our profile at https://bit.ly/SDCDM-SDGives to donate #thisisSD #sandiegogives2021

Tomorrow, September 9th, the #givelocal movement begins! Join us online for San Diego Gives! Our goal is to raise $5,000! Can you help us reach it?

We are also thrilled to announce that PNC Bank will be matching up to $5,000 between the hours of 7:30 AM-8:30 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM! As the nation’s 5th largest bank, PNC Bank is committed to making a difference in the San Diego Community.

Find out more about San Diego Gives at sandiegogives.org or visit our profile at https://bit.ly/SDCDM-SDGives to donate #thisisSD #sandiegogives2021

The Museum will be closed until 1pm on Sept 11 & 12 for our Daniel Tiger event. If you did not receive a ticket we hope ...
09/08/2021

The Museum will be closed until 1pm on Sept 11 & 12 for our Daniel Tiger event. If you did not receive a ticket we hope to see you at our afternoon session (1pm-4:30pm) for fun Daily Activities and play with our exhibits!

The Museum will be closed until 1pm on Sept 11 & 12 for our Daniel Tiger event. If you did not receive a ticket we hope to see you at our afternoon session (1pm-4:30pm) for fun Daily Activities and play with our exhibits!

Do you want FREE admission and exclusive, early access to the Museum?! We're looking for families to partake in a FOX 5 ...
09/07/2021

Do you want FREE admission and exclusive, early access to the Museum?! We're looking for families to partake in a FOX 5 San Diego news segment at the Museum TOMORROW, September 8 from 7:15am - 8:45am. Send us a DM if you're interested! Availability is limited!

Do you want FREE admission and exclusive, early access to the Museum?! We're looking for families to partake in a FOX 5 San Diego news segment at the Museum TOMORROW, September 8 from 7:15am - 8:45am. Send us a DM if you're interested! Availability is limited!

All your favorite events are back! Birthday Parties, Group Play and Girl Scout events are here🎉 So what are you waiting ...
09/06/2021

All your favorite events are back! Birthday Parties, Group Play and Girl Scout events are here🎉 So what are you waiting for? Plan your next party or event with the Museum. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3BI5OEq

All your favorite events are back! Birthday Parties, Group Play and Girl Scout events are here🎉 So what are you waiting for? Plan your next party or event with the Museum. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3BI5OEq

09/04/2021
Tinker Time: Build a Zoo

Today is National Wildlife Day and what better way to celebrate than building your own zoo! Learn how with Ms. Jayd in our new Tinker Time video. Which animals will you have at your zoo? 🦒🐘🦧🦏

We are excited to take part in San Diego STEM Ecosystem's STEMtember Bingo Card! Complete a row on your card, post and t...
09/03/2021

We are excited to take part in San Diego STEM Ecosystem's STEMtember Bingo Card! Complete a row on your card, post and tag San Diego STEM Ecosystem to be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a prize from any of the partners including our Museum! Happy STEMtember🧪🧑‍🔬

San Diego Gives is just one week away! Join the #givelocalmovement and support nonprofits across San Diego County. Learn...
09/02/2021

San Diego Gives is just one week away! Join the #givelocalmovement and support nonprofits across San Diego County. Learn more at sandiegogives.org or at our profile: https://www.sandiegogives.org/organization/San-Diego-Childrens-Discovery-Museum

San Diego Gives is just one week away! Join the #givelocalmovement and support nonprofits across San Diego County. Learn more at sandiegogives.org or at our profile: https://www.sandiegogives.org/organization/San-Diego-Childrens-Discovery-Museum

Calling all families with K-12 students! One of our supporters, Cox Communications, is offering the Cox Connect2Compete ...
09/01/2021

Calling all families with K-12 students!

One of our supporters, Cox Communications, is offering the Cox Connect2Compete program which includes fast, affordable home internet for qualifying families. If you’re not already a Cox Internet customer and you receive government assistance, you may be eligible.

Learn more: cox.com/connect2compete

Calling all families with K-12 students!

One of our supporters, Cox Communications, is offering the Cox Connect2Compete program which includes fast, affordable home internet for qualifying families. If you’re not already a Cox Internet customer and you receive government assistance, you may be eligible.

Learn more: cox.com/connect2compete

Let's kick off our Architecture month with a post-and-lintel construction STREAM Activity🏗👷 Can you make a strong post-a...
09/01/2021

Let's kick off our Architecture month with a post-and-lintel construction STREAM Activity🏗👷 Can you make a strong post-and-lintel structure like the ancient Greeks? Check out the blog post here: https://bit.ly/3zqoUhP

Let's kick off our Architecture month with a post-and-lintel construction STREAM Activity🏗👷 Can you make a strong post-and-lintel structure like the ancient Greeks? Check out the blog post here: https://bit.ly/3zqoUhP

Have you submitted your Ball Tunnel name yet? Today is your last chance! Get in your last minute submissions today: http...
08/31/2021

Have you submitted your Ball Tunnel name yet? Today is your last chance! Get in your last minute submissions today: https://bit.ly/3jyLiyD

Have you submitted your Ball Tunnel name yet? Today is your last chance! Get in your last minute submissions today: https://bit.ly/3jyLiyD

‼️Exciting News‼️ Starting September 6, non-member guests are no longer required to purchase tickets in advanced🎉 We can...
08/30/2021

‼️Exciting News‼️ Starting September 6, non-member guests are no longer required to purchase tickets in advanced🎉 We can't wait to see you on your next adventure at the Museum!

‼️Exciting News‼️ Starting September 6, non-member guests are no longer required to purchase tickets in advanced🎉 We can't wait to see you on your next adventure at the Museum!

Learning can happen even out of the classroom! At the Museum we love to engage in purposeful play and take what we know ...
08/29/2021

Learning can happen even out of the classroom! At the Museum we love to engage in purposeful play and take what we know from school and apply it to our everyday. Red Tricycle created a list of 40 educational Youtube channels for kids that does just that! Check them out: https://redtri.com/best-youtube-channels-for-kids/slide/1

Learning can happen even out of the classroom! At the Museum we love to engage in purposeful play and take what we know from school and apply it to our everyday. Red Tricycle created a list of 40 educational Youtube channels for kids that does just that! Check them out: https://redtri.com/best-youtube-channels-for-kids/slide/1

A little birdy told us you'll want to do this imPECKable kookaburra inspired craft! Visit our blog post here to get craf...
08/27/2021

A little birdy told us you'll want to do this imPECKable kookaburra inspired craft!

Visit our blog post here to get crafting: https://bit.ly/3ghl4Qs

A little birdy told us you'll want to do this imPECKable kookaburra inspired craft!

Visit our blog post here to get crafting: https://bit.ly/3ghl4Qs

08/26/2021
Tinker Time: Women's Equality Day- Tinker Your Own Bridge

Today is Women's Equality Day! To celebrate the day learn about Emily Roebling, an engineer known for her contributions over a period of more than 10 years to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge and create your very own bridge with our new Tinker Time video🌉

San Diego Gives is a special day of giving devoted to strengthening nonprofits across San Diego County. And we’ve joined...
08/25/2021

San Diego Gives is a special day of giving devoted to strengthening nonprofits across San Diego County. And we’ve joined the cause! Join us for this online event on September 9 and get involved today with Early Giving, now open!

https://www.sandiegogives.org/organization/San-Diego-Childrens-Discovery-Museum

#givelocal #sandieogogives

San Diego Gives is a special day of giving devoted to strengthening nonprofits across San Diego County. And we’ve joined the cause! Join us for this online event on September 9 and get involved today with Early Giving, now open!

https://www.sandiegogives.org/organization/San-Diego-Childrens-Discovery-Museum

#givelocal #sandieogogives

Create your own city skyline with our recent STREAM Activity all about building a fruit snack city with 3D shapes! 🏙View...
08/24/2021

Create your own city skyline with our recent STREAM Activity all about building a fruit snack city with 3D shapes! 🏙

View the activity here: https://bit.ly/2UATAhg

Create your own city skyline with our recent STREAM Activity all about building a fruit snack city with 3D shapes! 🏙

View the activity here: https://bit.ly/2UATAhg

08/21/2021

Mrs. Garcia reads "Dear Teacher: a celebration of people who inspire us" by Paris Rosenthal

How many snack shapes can you identify around your kitchen?🍎🥕🥨 Check out our recent STREAM Activity here: https://bit.ly...
08/20/2021

How many snack shapes can you identify around your kitchen?🍎🥕🥨 Check out our recent STREAM Activity here: https://bit.ly/3g7GJe3

How many snack shapes can you identify around your kitchen?🍎🥕🥨 Check out our recent STREAM Activity here: https://bit.ly/3g7GJe3

Address

320 N Broadway
Escondido, CA
92025

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 12pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

(760) 233-7755

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Inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation, since 2000.

Who We Serve

Today we remain the only hands-on educational children's museum in North San Diego County, serving children ages 0-10 with interactive exhibits and programs focused on science, world cultures, and art. Our central location in Escondido allows us to serve children and families across San Diego County, as well as West Imperial County, and South Riverside and Orange Counties.

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