San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

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

Get ready space cadets! It's time for this week's space-tacular blog post! 🪐 Tinker your very own spaceship using items ...
12/06/2023

Get ready space cadets! It's time for this week's space-tacular blog post! 🪐 Tinker your very own spaceship using items you can find around your house. 🚀View the blog post here: https://bit.ly/3RtaNDI

We still have space in our first week of Little Explorers Winter Camp! We invite all budding scientists ready for new ch...
12/05/2023

We still have space in our first week of Little Explorers Winter Camp! We invite all budding scientists ready for new challenges as we explore winter experiments through daily science and art activities. ❄️🧪Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3EtGju6

Interested in FREE admission to the Museum and having your kiddo on live TV? We're looking for families to partake in a ...
12/04/2023

Interested in FREE admission to the Museum and having your kiddo on live TV? We're looking for families to partake in a CBS 8 San Diego news segment in San Diego on December 5 at 8:15am! Send us a DM if you're interested. Availability is limited!

This holiday season, give your loved ones a membership to the Museum and gift a year of unlimited fun🎁 A San Diego Child...
12/04/2023

This holiday season, give your loved ones a membership to the Museum and gift a year of unlimited fun🎁 A San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Membership is a gift your loved ones can grow with all year long, sharing new experiences and exciting discoveries! Memberships are available now for purchase onsite at the Front Desk or online. ❄️ Purchase online today: https://bit.ly/3QIpst9

Discover our new exhibit: Habitat Hangout! 🌲 Explore the rich environmental wonder that is San Diego County through two ...
12/01/2023

Discover our new exhibit: Habitat Hangout! 🌲 Explore the rich environmental wonder that is San Diego County through two habitat areas- the Coniferous Forest and the Chaparral. Through our Habitat Hangout, little ones and their families will explore environmental sciences in hands-on experiences. 🐿🍂

Thank you to Escondido Rotary for supporting the new exhibit makeover!

Do you want FREE admission to the Museum and to play with activities from our upcoming Space Night event? We're looking ...
11/30/2023

Do you want FREE admission to the Museum and to play with activities from our upcoming Space Night event? We're looking for families to partake in a CBS 8 San Diego news segment in San Diego on December 5 at 8:15am! Send us a DM if you're interested. Availability is limited!

Grab your markers and crayons, and get ready to create your own play portrait! In today's blog post, little ones will dr...
11/29/2023

Grab your markers and crayons, and get ready to create your own play portrait! In today's blog post, little ones will draw a picture of themselves playing their favorite game or doing their favorite activity. View the blog post here: https://bit.ly/3T1OOVC

Did you know you can now receive texts from the Museum? 📱 Never miss another new exhibit, new event, or new way to explo...
11/28/2023

Did you know you can now receive texts from the Museum? 📱 Never miss another new exhibit, new event, or new way to explore the Museum with our new text message program! Staying the loop has never been easier. Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3FFu1zp

11/28/2023

When you support the Museum, you are planting the seeds of curiosity and cultivating a lifelong love of learning. You can be the spark of light that all blossoming children need to flourish. 🌼

Your gift to San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum provides inclusive and accessible educational opportunities for ALL children.

100% of your donation will:
🌻Provide free and reduced admission for families in need.
🌸Create an inclusive space for all children.
🌺Extend essential education to under-resourced communities across the county.

Support the Museum today: https://53708.blackbaudhosting.com/53708/General-Contributions-General-Support

Take a trip back in time with Dino Train! Buddy is visiting the Museum on January 13. From 10am - 12pm guests will embar...
11/27/2023

Take a trip back in time with Dino Train! Buddy is visiting the Museum on January 13. From 10am - 12pm guests will embark on a fun-filled day with a socially-distanced photo opportunity, hands-on activities, and a special storytime.

Our campers had a roaring good time during our week of paws-on activities and crafts highlighting animal adaptations and...
11/24/2023

Our campers had a roaring good time during our week of paws-on activities and crafts highlighting animal adaptations and behaviors. 🐾 Check out highlights from the week of Little Explorers Fall Camp! 🦁 🦉

The Museum is closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving! 🦃 We will re-open Friday, November 24 for you and your family to explore...
11/22/2023

The Museum is closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving! 🦃 We will re-open Friday, November 24 for you and your family to explore and discover with us.

11/22/2023

Welcome to our Puppet Theater! In today's video we will learn about imaginative play and how little ones can create their own puppets and show at home using their imaginations✨🌈

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second Stories of Us event! Caregivers and kiddos experienced the richness o...
11/21/2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second Stories of Us event! Caregivers and kiddos experienced the richness of San Diego’s Mexican community through a traditional dance performance and a paper dancer craft with Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan Dance Theatre Company and Academy, Inc. Check out highlights from today's event!

This event is generously sponsored by California Humanities and Nissan

This holiday season give your loved ones a membership to the Museum and gift a year of unlimited fun🎁 A San Diego Childr...
11/21/2023

This holiday season give your loved ones a membership to the Museum and gift a year of unlimited fun🎁 A San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Gift Membership is a gift your loved ones can grow with all year long, sharing new experiences and exciting discoveries! Memberships are available now for purchase onsite at the Front Desk or online. Purchase online today: https://bit.ly/3QIpst9

Happy World Children's Day! ✨ Today is all about celebrating, honoring, and encouraging our little ones to be the advent...
11/20/2023

Happy World Children's Day! ✨ Today is all about celebrating, honoring, and encouraging our little ones to be the adventure seekers, fairytale dreamers, and empowering advocates they want to be. Celebrate World Children's Day by speaking up, taking action, and helping friends in your community. 🌎💙

Calling all space cadets! 🧑‍🚀 Our annual Space Night event is less than a month away🌙  Join us on December 9 from 5:00pm...
11/20/2023

Calling all space cadets! 🧑‍🚀 Our annual Space Night event is less than a month away🌙 Join us on December 9 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm for a night of hands-on activities, dance parties, and more. Purchase your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3rF11Ey

Our November Fun Animal Friday was un-bee-lievable🐝 Thank you Sager Family Farm for an amazing presentation on the wonde...
11/17/2023

Our November Fun Animal Friday was un-bee-lievable🐝 Thank you Sager Family Farm for an amazing presentation on the wonderful world of bees. 🌼 Join us on December 29 for a creepy crawly presentation with EcoVivarium who will bring beetles, tarantulas, centipedes, oh my! 🕷

11/17/2023

In this month's second video about play we will learn about different types of physical play! Discover how physical play can inspire creativity, dexterity, and curiosity with Ms. Brooke.

In this week's STREAM Blog learn letter and number recognition through a fun board game! View the blog post here: https:...
11/14/2023

In this week's STREAM Blog learn letter and number recognition through a fun board game! View the blog post here: https://bit.ly/3QVScQB

Our second annual STEMposium: The Power of Play was a success! We heard from 9 thought leaders who explored topics from ...
11/13/2023

Our second annual STEMposium: The Power of Play was a success! We heard from 9 thought leaders who explored topics from play at different ages, the use of play to express grief, play for diverse populations, an amazing keynote from the founder of the National Institute of Play, and so much more.✨

Thank you to everyone who came to our day of play and made our event so special! This event would not have been possible without the support of our incredible staff, board of directors, speakers, and sponsors. A special thank you to our sponsors: Cox Communications, PNC, and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Check out more photos from the day on our Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjB2Meh

Shake, shake, shake! Our November Jimbo's Garden Workshop was rhythmically fun! 🎶 Thank you to everyone who joined us fo...
11/10/2023

Shake, shake, shake! Our November Jimbo's Garden Workshop was rhythmically fun! 🎶 Thank you to everyone who joined us for a morning of music making and oatmeal parfaits. Mark your calendars for December 8, as we'll be getting warm and cozy with organic hot chocolate during our next garden workshop! 🍫☕️

Ring in the new year with our next session of Growing Together! Our upcoming theme- Budding Musicians will explore the m...
11/09/2023

Ring in the new year with our next session of Growing Together! Our upcoming theme- Budding Musicians will explore the magical world of music, movement, and sound through each themed week of class. 🎶🥁 Learn more and register today: https://bit.ly/3jQaQvj

Kinetic sand is a fantastic sensory play activity that provides entertainment for our littlest learners. Today we will b...
11/09/2023

Kinetic sand is a fantastic sensory play activity that provides entertainment for our littlest learners. Today we will be making kinetic sand with three simple ingredients you can find at home! View the blog post here: https://bit.ly/3FPXuXp

Get ready to dig deep and un-earth some unbelievable treasures! 🦴🦕 Join us at Base Camp to unlock your child’s inner exp...
11/08/2023

Get ready to dig deep and un-earth some unbelievable treasures! 🦴🦕 Join us at Base Camp to unlock your child’s inner explorer.👣 Our paleontology adventure awaits.✨

The Museum will be closed tomorrow, November 9, for a private event. We look forward to playing and discovering with you...
11/08/2023

The Museum will be closed tomorrow, November 9, for a private event. We look forward to playing and discovering with you again Friday, November 10.

11/07/2023

This month's videos are all about play! Learn about the five senses and sensory play to create your very own sensory bin at home with Ms. Brooke!

Join us for our second Stories of Us event! Little ones and their families are invited to experience the richness of San...
11/06/2023

Join us for our second Stories of Us event! Little ones and their families are invited to experience the richness of San Diego's diversity through storytimes, musical presentations, or hands-on activities with local community members to create meaningful discussions and insights into the many cultures they may encounter in their lives.

Tuesday, November 21 | 10am - 11am
Learn the stories of San Diego's Mexican community with Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan. Families will enjoy a traditional dance performance, storytime, and a paper dancer craft.

This event is generously supported by California Humanities and Nissan

Join us for Little Explorers Winter Camp! We will explore winter experiments & discover new ways that art impacts our wo...
11/05/2023

Join us for Little Explorers Winter Camp! We will explore winter experiments & discover new ways that art impacts our world. We invite campers for new challenges and problem solving as we complete science and art activities. Learn more about winter camp: https://bit.ly/3EtGju6

Our KPBS Kids Event with Molly of Denali was fall-tastic! 🍂 Our guests got to create fall beaded necklaces and meet Moll...
11/03/2023

Our KPBS Kids Event with Molly of Denali was fall-tastic! 🍂 Our guests got to create fall beaded necklaces and meet Molly of Denali. ☀️Thank you KPBS for providing fun kids events like these for our guests! Check out highlights from today's event.

Earn a Girl Scout Badge in the new year with the Museum! We provide 45-minute workshops led by a professional Museum edu...
11/02/2023

Earn a Girl Scout Badge in the new year with the Museum! We provide 45-minute workshops led by a professional Museum educator and includes free admission to the Museum. Register now for our 2024 workshops: https://bit.ly/3SGOZDz

Happy Halloween from the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum staff! 🎃 Our team had a blast dressing up as their favori...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum staff! 🎃 Our team had a blast dressing up as their favorite storybook characters. 📖 Can you spot one of your favorites?

Tap to the beat of your favorite song with your very own rhythm sticks! A rhythm stick is a very simple percussion instr...
10/31/2023

Tap to the beat of your favorite song with your very own rhythm sticks! A rhythm stick is a very simple percussion instrument used to help students with hand-eye coordination, improve gross motor skills, and help children identify beat and rhythm in a song. Learn more in today's blog post: https://bit.ly/3MovQ7x

Hoppy to see all our frog-tastic friends at our October Fun Animal Friday with EcoVivarium! 🐸 Thank you everyone who cam...
10/27/2023

Hoppy to see all our frog-tastic friends at our October Fun Animal Friday with EcoVivarium! 🐸 Thank you everyone who came out and met our froggy friends. Join us next month, November 17, where we will get to discover the amazing world of bees with Sager Family Farms. Bee ready for a buzz-worthy time! 🐝🌼

10/27/2023

You have probably sang a song before but have you ever made one? Now that we know the science of music, like what sound waves are and the different scales, let's create a song with Ms. Erin! 🎶

Did you know there are only two more chances to earn a Girl Scout Badge at the Museum this year? We provide 45-minute wo...
10/23/2023

Did you know there are only two more chances to earn a Girl Scout Badge at the Museum this year? We provide 45-minute workshops led by a professional Museum educator and include free admission to the Museum. Register now for our November or December workshop: https://bit.ly/3SGOZDz

Explore portable versions of our exhibits with our Mobile Children's Museum! Engage your group with hands-on, transporta...
10/19/2023

Explore portable versions of our exhibits with our Mobile Children's Museum! Engage your group with hands-on, transportable versions of our innovative exhibits that we set-up at your location to engage students through STEM challenges! Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3ER9dEG

10/18/2023

Warm up your voices and get ready to learn about musical melodies with Ms. Erin! 🎶🎤

Pardon our dust! Our Trudy Bronner Discovery Garden is closed as the stage undergoes construction. We anticipate our gar...
10/17/2023

Pardon our dust! Our Trudy Bronner Discovery Garden is closed as the stage undergoes construction. We anticipate our garden will be open on Wednesday. In the meantime enjoy exploring, discovering, and experimenting in our Indoor Exhibit Hall!

Address

320 N Broadway
Escondido, CA
92025

Opening Hours

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