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Children’s Museums in the San Francisco Bay Area

We are privileged in the Bay area to have five children’s museums. Unlike museums which offer  programs for children, these museums offer spaces for children to run, jump, touch, paint,  play and explore. And don’t forget - to get wet!

Museum Name



Bay Area Children’s Museum


The Bay Area Discovery Museum engages, delights and educates children through exploration of and connection with the local environment and the diverse communities that live here.

Children’s Discovery Museum

San Jose

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM's 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.

Habitot (The)


Habitot founders have created a hands-on play and learning center where young children are the ‘big kids’ -- exploring the arts and culture in a safe setting designed especially for small hands and bodies and growing minds.

My Museum


My Museum (the Monterey County Youth Museum) is packed with a variety of hands on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting.


San Francisco

Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids. We envision a world where the 3Cs of 21st-century literacy - Creativity, Collaboration and Communication - inspire new ideas and innovative solutions.

Please click on the museum’s name to view its profile.  If we have missed a location, please contact us at info@celebrate-family.com that we can include your location.
Updated January 19, 2010