San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum – San Diego, California

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

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.

All exhibits and programs are designed with the help of museum experts, educators, and childhood development specialists, ensuring a wide range of skill development for science, math, English language arts, visual and performing arts, and social science.

Time spent at SDCDM develops crucial life skills like curiosity, confidence, and creativity, which are all qualities that strengthen children’s potential to excel in school, careers, communities, and as parents. We challenge children’s imagination and curiosity through interactive exhibits and hands-on programming. Through play, children have the opportunity for creative problem solving, critical thinking, and hands-on exploration and experimentation in a safe environment where there are no right or wrong answers.

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Social Media

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Facebook Page

Phone Number


Physical Address

320 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Admission **

  • Members: Free
  • Children under the age of 12 months: Free
  • General Admission: $9.50 per person
  • Discounted Admission for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and their Families: $6.50 per person, with valid military I.D.
  • Discounted Admission for Preschool and Elementary Educator: $6.50 per person with proof of employment
  • Electronic Bank Transfer (EBT) Card Holders: $1 per person, up to four people per card. Must show valid EBT card at front desk. 

Hours **

Regular Museum Hours

Monday : CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am to 4:30pm

Sensory Friendly Hour
Sundays 8:30am to 9:30am

Members Only Hour
Sundays 9:30am to 10:30am

The Museum is OPEN on Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, and closed on the following holidays:

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Annual Spring Gala – March 28, 2020

Tips ‘n Tricks

Premium Membership Packages offer ACM Reciprocal Benefits that allow you to save 50% at almost 200 Children’s Museums nationwide!

All Membership Packages allow you to participate in The Big Exchange. This event takes place in May and gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at more than 30 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County. Show your current membership card and get free entry for up to 4 people. Each membership is reciprocal per guest or membership status. For a list of participating organizations click here.

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