While on break, Sydney and I were excited to check out the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido.
As part of our very own “Discover San Diego” plan, we drove out to the museum to check it out. Not having any expectations, we were very pleasantly surprised.
The museum itself is currently located within a fairly small space. I’ve learned there are plans to expand it into a larger more modern facility, which will be just wonderful for this museum.
In any case, we adventured into the museum mid-morning during the week. We were greeted by what seemed to be a hundred other kids. (Wasn’t really a hundred, but was a few classes of kids there on a field trip, which made it a little nutty). Sydney ran right in and started to play. It was incredible to watch. For a kid that tends to be a little shy at first, it made me smile because I realized this place knows kids and caters to them and make them feel comfortable.
As I mentioned before the museum itself is not very big, but they had so many things for kids to do and interact with, that you forget about its size. They have section for music (that is anything but quiet) but great for little hands to make music and bang and try out new things. They had a section for dress up as a Firefighter or Policeman or woman, and lots of other costumes. They had building blocks area (like Legos) that keep the kids occupied for hours. They had a section for crafts, drawing and painting. They have a water area to show the flow of water and allows their little hands to touch. They have an area to make bubbles and a garden to play pretend farmers market. They have a closed in play area for the younger kids, which is nice if they are crawling or just learning to walk. Lots of great things for sure!
To me, this is one of the best museums for kids in all of San Diego! Sydney had so much fun, that it was really hard to get her to leave. I highly recommend taking your kids when you get a chance, you will not be disappointed!
**Reminder: February is Museum Month for San Diego. Half price admission, which is so worth it!
Here are some of our pictures from this adventure: