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San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

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1010 Nipomo Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 545-5874

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The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum was created to provide a fun place for children and families to explore, discover and learn through hands-on exhibits and programs. Three floors and an outside playscape are jam-packed with exhibits for children ages 1-10. Unique, educational programs and activities are scheduled throughout each week. Where learn-by-doing begins!

The San Luis Obispo Children's Museum first opened its doors in 1990 after the property was donated to the City of San Luis Obispo and the building converted from a transmission shop. The Children's Museum’s first incarnation lasted 14 years but the building had many structural and logistical problems, and the facility often reached capacity on busy days. From 2005-2008 the Museum was closed for reconstruction and over $5 million was raised to create a world class facility. The Museum reopened the second and third floors in June 2008. In June of 2009, the first floor was reopened and the Museum was officially completed. Close to 50,000 guests now visit the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum each year, many on class field trips. 

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