San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum : Explore & Learn

San diego childrens discovery museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing hands-on educational exhibits and programs focusing on science, art, and world cultures for over 100,000 visitors including children, families and school groups annually.

About San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Since 1999 San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum has been sparking a love a learning so all children can discover their wildest dreams! 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 early STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math) education.

Interactive experiences are a crucial element of learning. Our Museum features four focused program areas: Experimentation, Exploration, Imagination, and Discovery. All exhibits and programs are designed with the help of museum experts, educators, and childhood development specialists, ensuring a wide range of skill development and concepts that align with California’s Common Core curriculum for science, math, English language arts, visual and performing arts, and social science. Time spent at the Museum 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.


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum sparks a love of learning so all children can discover their wildest dreams.


Be the leaders in inventive early childhood learning.

Values of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

We believe in…

  • Learning through hands-on play.
  • Nurturing kind hearts and curious minds.
  • Educational opportunities that are inclusive and open to all.

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