Friday, June 14, 2013

Family-Friendly Summer Activities at San Diego Children's Discover Museum‏

Hey San Diegans, So Cal and out of town visitors! Here's a great activity to check out when visiting or passing through North County!

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is planning an exciting summer season for families. Now in its second year at the new facility (320 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025) the museum has a new array of on-site activities, programs, and promotions that make SDCDM a top destination for families all summer long. Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to visit and experience the museum’s wide variety of new attractions starting this June.

New! Open Mondays and Increased Hours
As of June 1st, the SDCDM will be open seven days a week (no longer closed on Mondays), and increase the hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Active Military & Veterans Get FREE Admission this Summer
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, SDCDM will be participating in the Blue Star Museums campaign—a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, The Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America—to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families. SDCDM is also offering free admission to all U.S. Military veterans and their families as a way to say thank you for their service to our country.

Summer Discovery Camp for Ages 5-8
Summer Discovery Camp will take place at SDCDM from June 17th through August 16th, allowing kids from age 5-8 opportunities to learn about science, arts, and world cultures outside of the classroom. This summer’s themes range from Imagination Creations, where campers explore work from famous artists and discover how creative you can be using different mediums, to Grossology, where campers explore the chemistry, biology, and environmental science behind all things “gross.” The cost for Discovery Camp is $175 per week for SDCDM members and $250 for non-members. For a full list of Discovery Camp themes and to register visit

KPBS Kids Workshops
Throughout the summer SDCDM will host a KPBS Kids Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. which will include engaging hands-on activities for children ages 3 and up to explore the many worlds of favorite childhood characters like Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Clifford and many more! Workshops and activities will take place at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. and will last approximately a half hour to 45 minutes. KPBS Kids Workshop will take place June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th.

Beat the Summer Heat Inside or Outside
For families looking for a cool way to beat the summer heat, SDCDM invites them to its air-conditioned indoor exhibit area featuring exhibits such as wind tunnels showing kids how wind energy works, Kids Global Village encouraging children to learn about daily life in different cultures, building with Imagination Playground, early childhood development activities in the Toddler Tide Pool, and endless journeys of imagination on the Explorer Discovery Sailboat. Families can also play, relax, picnic, and enjoy the outdoors in the Children’s Discovery Garden.

For further details on San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, visit:

I was offered complimentary tickets for my family to visit the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum this summer, once we get settled into our new place. We are excited because it'll be close by. Please be sure to watch my instagram for photos of our visit. (I will repost some here as well)

SDCDM was founded as a non-profit organization in 2001 as Escondido Children's Museum, with the focus of learning through play and inspiring children from newborn to age 12 to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation. Admission costs at the new location are $6 per person, $3 for military and disabled and free for children 12 months and younger. Memberships, group discounts, birthday parties and spring and summer camps are available. San Diego Children's Discovery Museum is affiliated with the Association of Children's Museums.

*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum . The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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