By Joann Norris

The variety of kid's museums within the usa has grown progressively some time past two decades. a few of the museums characteristic hands-on actions, making them either interactive and enjoyable. info on 242 kid's museums are available during this state-by-state guidebook. every one access includes a description of the museum that features a short heritage, an outline of indicates and the age workforce for which the museum is most excellent. The hours of operation, admission charges, different websites of curiosity within the quarter. The museum's deal with and speak to quantity are supplied. Fax numbers, web content, and electronic mail addresses are indexed while to be had.

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For further information write to Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, California 95110-2780, or call (408) 298-5437 or fax (408) 298-6826. E-mail: contactus@cdm. org Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Rancho Mirage Founded in 1986, this private, non-profit museum offers an 18,000 sq. ft. complex where children are encouraged to use their natural curiosity and their right to self-expression in order to help them learn about themselves and the world around them. ” Plans are currently underway for adding more facilities on recently donated acreage.

Ft. science learning facility featuring over 100 interactive exhibits emphasizing science, math and technology. A large format 3-D theater is also on the premises. Location: West side of Main Street at the Santa Ana Freeway. M. 95. Memberships are available. Member of ASTC. For further information write to The Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. , Santa Ana CA 92705 or call (714) 542-2823 or fax (714) 542-2828. org 26 California The Exploratorium San Francisco According to Newsweek magazine, “There are two models for great American amusement centers … Disneyland and the Exploratorium.

The new Museum spans threestories— more than doubling its previous space. Info in brief: A unique hands-on arts and humanities museum for children of all ages. While some of the permanent exhibits are similar to those found in other children’s museums, this museum offers unique arts experiences in uniquely designed exhibit areas. Location: 200 West Island Avenue in downtown San Diego. M. Admissions: $10; 65 & older, $5. Unique exhibitions: Most of the short and long-term exhibits are designed by different artists, who give each exhibit its own unique flair.

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