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Occasionally a visitor asks why a parent or guardian is asked to stay with their child during a visit to the Museum. Our answer is best expressed by our passionate belief in our greater mission to families in addition to the educational experience of children. It is important to remember that a child's motivation to learn depends on meaningful activities and a supportive environment where imagination and curiosity are encouraged. You are a primary teacher and partner in learning with your child and no one is more important to him or her than you. This is a great opportunity to discover the emerging personalities of children. We hope that by visiting the Museum and participating in its programs or special interest activities you will be provided with an opportunity to better understand your child's interests and discover new ways to encourage their natural curiosity through activities at home and school. Remember our CDMOD motto, It's Not Just Play, It's Serious Fun!
Children's Discovery Museum Reviews
Great place! We visited 5 years ago and was just as happy this time. We did miss the painting on the car and would rather see that return instead of the toddler area. There is plenty for toddlers to d... more »
We went here with 3 little ones (ages 2-7). All of them loved it and it was a great place to spend a rainy day. Although the place was full, the kids were able to do everything they wished to do. more »
The activities in the museum are interesting, and both of our girls (ages 6 and 12) had a great time. The 12 yo spent most of her time in the math puzzles section, and the tube and ramp building section. The 6 year old really enjoyed the pizza kitchen and grocery store. Even though the kids enjoyed themselves, the number of activities and exhibits was limited, so it didn't take long before both of them were through everything and wishing for more to do. The staff are pleasant and helpful, and they are constantly doing rounds, making sure all the tactile exhibits are kept clean and sanitary.
It’s a great place for toddlers and young kids. As a local I’d love to see more variety throughout the seasons but I understand funding may be an issue. My son loves to visit here and we can spend an hour or two hanging out.
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