Children's Discovery Museum, Rancho Mirage

Why a Discovery Museum?

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!
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  • We visited this wonderful children's museum with a group of children ranging in age from 4 to 8, and they all had a blast. The museum is highly interactive and does a great job of offering...  more »
  • Lots of activities to keep kids occupied for a couple hours on hot summer days. Educational, and some fun activities for adults as well. When it is busy, feels a little crowded.  more »
  • Our kids love the children’s museum! They like all 3 rooms and especially the surprise element of the 3rd room that they change around from time to time. Both my kids are toddlers and they enjoy visiting the museum very much. They are learning as they play and after a few hours are ready for a nap. It’s always clean, staff is friendly and nice and cool during summer time.
  • It was fun and educational, the kids enjoyed it very much. My only complaint really is no snack bar, and that is just because we didn't really want to have to leave and then go back. The staff were all great and the place was clean and there is enough to do there so that people aren't totally crowded on one thing.

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