402 W. Weber Avenue
Stockton, California 95203
Phone: (209) 465-4386
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Children's Museum of Stockton is an educational experience from the moment young visitors step through the door. The museum features hands-on, play-based exhibits that will enhance a child's understanding of how the world works.
Destination Space is the newest Children's Museum exhibit. This spectacular new exhibit integrates STEM education and the inspiring story of a young Stockton boy who dreamed of becoming an astronaut.
The Children's Museum also hosts special events and free admission days throughout the year!
RESREVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here to reserve a time slot or call 209-465-4386
Capacity is limited!
*Closed from 12pm-1pm to sanitize the exhibits and toys.
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I've been to many children's museums in California - from Sam Francisco to San Diego. This one is one of the largest and most interesting. Many, many exhibits for children to explore. The only thing they can improve on is the arts area - although they have some craft mediums, they can add more variety of recycled materials. But overall, this is an excellent museum.
Fun for my toddler lots to explore in a couple of hours. Older kids might have fun too but might not be enough to keep them busy. Fun outing for the price. Some equipment is heavily worn but it was neat to have all the real trucks and motorcycle that you could actually interact with.
It's an educational play area that has a bit of everything (local sponsors)... helps parents get involved with the little ones... ;)
Amazing! First time there but hopefully not the last! Fun for the little and big kids of all ages!
Great, inexpensive ( $5 per) place to come with younger kids (6 and under imo). Lots of hands on activities, old fire truck/ ambulance/bus to play on. The little grocery store is a favorite. Outdoor area for eating lunch, also with a playground. I have been here 7 times now on various field trips and it never disappoints.
Liked this place. Wish all the exhibits were up and running. Fun for the kids.
What a nice place to take children come here, they enjoyed it, spent a good time here.Thank you!
Visited the Children's Museum to donate $100 for their fundraiser. Their delicious meal for four, with party hats, noise makers, and bunty cupcakes were awesome. Because of the virus, they could not have any fundraisers this year. This was our opportunity to help them out, because it's great for our kids and our community. So anytime you have a little extra change, donate it to the Children's Museum, because the kids are our future. They can use your help. My kids and grandkids have a blast there. See you guys there.
Had a great time at the reopening, so much work went into the tiny details to polish the exhibits more and it was delightful to see. Very enjoyable for kids and parents. The employees are so friendly & helpful! They were just as excited as us to return! Happy to have this gem in Stockton.
Open now on Friday Saturday and Sunday . Limited to 50 mornings and 50 in the afternoon. Everyone washes their hands apon entrance. Reservations only so call ahead and enjoy
For all of you parent out there that are looking for something fun and also educational for your children to engage in, please give this place a shot! Now with COVID, you do have to purchase tickets in advance, however, it's totally worthwhile. There are so many different activities and areas here that focus on learning and exploring many different professions and creative outlets. There are huge building blocks, an area for service vehicles. Does your child have an interest in being a doctor or vet? A newscaster or perhaps they would like to learn how the human eye works, they've got you covered! The more popular "Food-4-Less" area is absolutely cool. They also have a space exhibit that should be coming soon. Now the visit are only 2 hours right now, and this means we run out of time to do everything this place has to offer. Come, bring the kids, it's a great place!
Great place for young kids. Still on Covid restrictions but we had a great time in a couple hours at reduced capacity. We will be back!!!
Lots of great things to do with young kids. Eight and under is probably a good age range. Lots of things for toddlers, but good imagination play for older kids. The price is fair for all of the activities you can do. There are lots of fun vehicles my two year old loved. The grocery area is great and there is even an arts and craft area with one craft for older kids and a simple one for younger. Easily an hour and a half to two hours of play. There was a few odds and ends that need to be fixed like a magnet wand missing a magnet in one of the displays or a lever not sticking right in the bank. Nothing bad, just normal wear and tear from lots of kids playing. Only kids who really pay attention would notice. Only real recommendation for improvement is the music. It is very fun, but a short playlist where it felt like you heard the same song four times over two hours. If the playtime is two hours, try to make a playlist with more variety. "Who let the dogs out" is fun and nostalgic once. Three times is overbearing. Covid Specific: They are very cautious so buy tickets online in advance to get a spot. Each play area is limited to one family at a time, but the number of entrants is low enough that you are never really waiting. Wear a mask the whole time and wash your hands on entry.
Was a good place for the kids just a lil to hot but overall highly satisfied
It was ok. Clean and organized. Kinda limited for small kids but something to do in stockton at least!
Always clean and air conditioned. Very friendly staff. My kids love going to play there and the new space exhibit is super cool!
Wonderful experience! We had been big fans of the Children's Museum before the pandemic and made our return today. Everything was very clean and they safely spaced out visits. All of the exhibits have been updated and improved, and the new space exhibit is neat. We've been taking my seven year-old there since he was 20 months old and he still had a great time. The staff was very friendly and attentive as well. I'd give more than five stars if I could.
The museum was great. The location not so much. It's very sketchy when you get out of the freeway. Once you enter the parking lot gates I did feel safer. They did have an employee outside the front door welcoming everyone in. I didn't have any issues once inside and my kids loved it. I would definitely go again and recommend, just note it's not in the best part of town, but I didn't have any issues.
My granddaughter love this place!! Could use more donations if anyone is interested to keep this place hopping it’s a great learning place for kids👍😁
Wow, this place is awesome!!!! They have all interactive exhibits. An ambulance, police car, police motorcycle, a fire engine, play hospital room set up, grocery store and a Food for Less set up, a space area, a news room, a giant walk through eye and fish, a farm set up, a playhouse area, a little veterinary office, huge blocks, a storytime set up, a play structure with slid+e etc. We had so much fun with our little guy here!!!! Highly highly recommend this place!!!! It's affordable too, only $6 a person!!!! Plus, the staff is incredibly helpful, friendly, interactive, and ready to answer any questions!!! We will definitely go back multiple times!!!!!
I haven't been here in since I was a little kid and I still have so much fun here! I came here for work and spent 2 hours here. Masks are required and since it was a weekday, no one was there, and I was able to arrive on the same day without reserving a ticket. I work with kids who have been diagnosed with autism, so this was a great place to enter a different environment, experience different settings within the museum, and play and practice real life scenarios with everything that is in this museum.
Nice place for small children. Very entertaining for little kids. I went on a weekday so my son had so much and enjoyed every exhibit.