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!
Saturdays-Sundays Open: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesdays-Fridays Open: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
The Stockton Savings Pass is a FREE mobile coupon book for residents and visitors. A multitude of local businesses, like this one, offer one-time and/or repeating deals (daily, weekly or monthly). Redemption of the coupons is easy, with just one click on your smart phone. To sign up for the pass and see a full list of participating businesses, as well as a breakdown of the deals they are offering, go to StocktonSavingsPass.com.
This is a cute little hidden gem. I took my 4 yr old grandson here, and he had such a good time. Driving the vehicles. Pretending to be a vet and a doctor. Building the perfect Lego race car to race on the track. Being a news reporter and an astronaut. It was great to have so many hands-on activities for him. The only drawback is the location. It's in a sketchy area, but with that said... we had no problems. I will definitely be going back. After 3 hours of following my grandson around, I wanted to leave, and he cried all the way to the car.
This is a nice safe space to bring kids ages 4 through 11. The exhibits are very unique and will cater to different interests. The museum works with arts organizations like Art Expressions and host free art workshops regularly. The kids will spend ay least 45 min exploring the entire museum with hands on and fun interactive opportunities. I like watching the boys race their Lego car, sit in the fire truck police car and ambulance, and play in the grocery store.
The children's museum didnt seem as fun at first, but it is definitely something to do when it's 100° outside!! My 18month old didn't like it the first time we went because it's definitely designed for older kids. But the second time we went, she showed more interest!! It's a pretty clean place and great for your kids to use their imaginations. My daughter especially liked the activity where you put scarfs above a fan and it goes flying 😊
Kids had such a fun time! Ages 4 & 3. Lots of cute exhibits that allow kids to use their imagination. Will definitely be coming here again!
It's so fun to go to a museum with my grandchild and daughter. This one was really fascinating with all the great things a police car, a police motorcycle, a public bus cut in 1/3, an ambulance, a John Deere tractor, a Caterpillar tractor, a broadcasting studio, a kids size grocery store with check out, and beautiful science experiences that were Hands-On! It has something for all ages! I was very impressed with the volunteer staff there they were nice, helpful and assertive just enough. If you have a child that is sensitive to noise wait till the visiting class leaves. We will definitely come back again as their things for older children as well. In the back of the museum there is a gated area with picnic tables and it's very peaceful. Parking was easy and there was no line to get in.
This place was so fun for our kids ages 4, 6 and 9. There are so many different things and places for them to explore and the themed rooms are super cool. There were a lot of things that seemed to need a little TLC/fixing, but the kids had fun regardless
My kids love it so much. The space center is open, as well as the guft shop! Great place and friendly staff!
Really cool place if you’re in the valley and need to get the kids out the house. Very cheap. $6 per person/child? Sold. Definitely could use some updated toys and replace some of the lost and broken ones but I feel like that speaks more on the parents than the center itself.
Great place to bring your littles! Tickets were only $6 a person. They have both indoor and outdoor play areas. The outdopr area is more like a park with a play structure v.s. indoor with the interactive play. It was a blast following my toddler around. This would be a perfect place for a play group. There are multiple areas for the kids to explore. I great place to stop in!
Always a fun time the kids love going here and letting there imaginations run wild. Great place to get out of the heat and have some fun or take advantage of a rainy day.
I posted our adventures on YouTube, tagged #childrensmuseumstocktonca. All 3 kids LOVE LOVED LOVE IT!! AND hecka cheap! Hard to please a group with kids that are 7,6, and 2. This place NAILED it. Their brains were exhausted, thus, they ALL took a nap once we made it home and their tummies were full. We got a pass for the family to.
As one of the last remaining places for children in Stockton, this museum has provided us with over 12 years of fun! My kids have grown up playing here and making memories while learning and exploring. When he was younger my son loved to visit for the vehicles, my little girls love to visit for the grocery store, doctor office, and pet clinic. We all love the art center! It’s an affordable and safe family activity that kids will love!
My daughter is almost 4 and my son is almost 2 they both had a great time!! We went on a week day so it wasn't too crowded. We are definitely going to go again!
UPDATE: WE WENT 2 MORE TIMES AND I LOOKED FOR ANYTHING STICKY, DIRTY, ETC. SOMEONE ASKED ME IF THE PLACE WAS FILTHY AND GROSS. I took plenty of up close photos to show that it's not. Very clean actually. I posted our adventures on YouTube, tagged #childrensmuseumstocktonca. All 3 kids LOVE LOVED LOVE IT!! AND hecka cheap! Hard to please a group with kids that are 7,6, and 2. This place NAILED it. Their brains were exhausted, thus, they ALL took a nap once we made it home and their tummies were full. We got a pass for the family to.
Excited to go after pandemic! They workers where friendly as usual and was clean. Wonderful way to get out of heat. HAND SANITIZER STATIONS ALL OVER PLUS A HAND WASHING ROOM. If you haven't been its hands on fun learning!
Came 2 weeks ago, and my kid loved it. Love that they have fire truck, police and ambulance inside. The little Food 4 Less was cute and one of their favorite activities. Tons of things to do and keep them entertained. Will be back. Worth the hour drive for me.
What a delight. We had the best time and our children spent 2 whole hours fully engaged. We could have stayed longer, but it was closing time! Will definitely be back regularly.
Building and everything in it was awesome actually went through me for a loop was the employees. Yes I understand kids can be a lot, trust me. we took a lot of them there, and most times when children are being children they can be redirected. Yelling at them was not anyway to handle the situation. Really is not any way to handle any situation at the "children's" museum. Also the dining area was in my opinion not accommodating to how many people we had and we crammed as many small people as we could on those small benches
We ALL has a VERY good time here. EVERYTHING is kid friendly, hands on. They had a BLAST ✨
My Childrens favorite place to go! I grew up in Stockton and came here as a child. Now that we live out of state every time my family comes to visit my children list this as a must go to place! It hasn’t changed much over the years but still remains a place that my children (ages 18months-11years) love! Great for all ages!
Our first time here and my son loved it. Hes a one year old so alot of places dont catch his attention and this place did it has so much cute little stuff for him to do. And the entrance is only 6$ per person. Perfect price . Love it here. ! I love the private parking as well. Since weber isnt the best area lol
We spent 4+ hours there. Kids 3&6 yrs old had a blast! $6 admission for each person was very worth spent!
Definitely loved this museum. It's a must both my children aged 9 and 5 had a blast. There so much to see, touch, and play with. There's lots of role play and imagination of the real world were children can interact with adult like experiences.
Really cool place to bring children that need to burn off energy and increase their creativity. My kid is 2 years old and loves to roam and flex his curiosity at this place. Thing to note: No food or drinks are allowed so make sure you’re not hungry before you visit!
We visited the museum on a Saturday, after 2pm. It was not busy, but some of the more popular areas attracted more children. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. There are a lot of activities for the kids. Mine were entertained for at least 2 hours and could have easily been longer. Few things to keep in mind: - free parking - "no outside food or drinks." Water is okay. - many activity areas were missing pieces which did not allow for the full intended function. - I do not believe anything is wiped down. Hand sanitizer is available.
Great environment but they need to revamp. Still have models from when I was a kid
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.