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Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, California

221 4th St, San Francisco, California

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Submitted by: J. N.

The Early Birdles workshop on Weds, Thurs, and Friday mornings from 10 - 11 is awesome! My son loved it - the woman who was facilitating it had ...

Submitted by: L B.

It was nice but not comparable to other Children Discovery Museums.   I would give it another star if it wasn't in such a bad location. Parking is a real problem.  Need to consider the price of parking toward the admission fees. The playground outside needs cleaning, and some upgrades.  As a SF native, I'm discussed at how dirty downtown has become.  Can't walk more than 5 feet without running into a homeless person sleeping or talking to herself.  One even yelled at my daughter when she ran passed her.  San Francisco really needs to do something about their homeless problem.  Hand sanitizer is very much needed. Think I'm over reacting?  Just walk a couple of blocks to 6th street, and you'd think you are in ...

Submitted by: Adrian H.

A bit disorganized but the playground & the stop-motion animation studio were hard to beat.  Too many volunteers seem to be there in order to have good stories t...

Submitted by: Jay S.

Small, but a great place to do some really fun projects with the kid...

Submitted by: Terra S.

I took my fourth grade students here last year for a field trip, and it turned out to be one of the best field trips I've ever done. My kids did the clay animation class where they worked in teams of 4-5 to bring a story to life. Before we went there, the kids chose a scene from a book we were reading, wrote a storyboard for it, and created backdrops. At the museum, the kids were given all the clay they wanted to make as many characters as they could. Then each group set up their characters and backdrops at an animation station. They were shown how to work the camera and control the program in order to create a short animated movie. The class was almost 100% student directed, with assistance from the workers...

Submitted by: Jomamma C.

Went here in December during a little family vacation to SF. Two adults two kids ages 11 and 12. We were all very entertained for an afternoon although there were huge crowds, I think due to holiday vacations. We managed but wish we were smart enough to have left about 45 min. Before closing, it was pouring rain and we had to jocky for a cab. The museum  is amazing, well designed and just enough educational yet cool stuff happening. Most everything is interactive and even us adults couldn't  help but to try all the exhibits. Plan to stay at least 3-4 hours, even with pre-teen aged kids. Bring your sanitizer if you are a germ-freak, many little hands touching everything and they didn't have those handy germ r...

Submitted by: Ishak K.

Solid children's museum that is fun to pronounce.  My boys 4 and 6 are pretty fascinated with computers, so to enhance their creative play with them is very important to me.  I don't want game-players, but rather game-designers.  We went today with my super-techie-god friend and his 7 yo daughter and 1.5 yo son.  The place did not disappoint at all.   This mini-Guggenheim shaped building is really conducive to letting them explore.  Really dug the glow-projection exhibit in the center of the round, carousel-type room.  (Can't wait for Logan's Run) The staff weren't readily available at some of the stations, but with pocket video, we didn't really need them at all.  I think that repeat visits will be warrante...

Submitted by: Leslie G.

Our family has been here twice and loves this museum. I would give it five stars if it weren't for the crowds and wait time for some of the activities.  Be prepared to walk a couple of city blocks from a parking garage.   The clay-mation movie studio, in particular, is well thought out and a great introduction to animated film for kids.  Our group of boys from 4 - 7 really got into it.  The wait, however, was a bummer.  Other highlights include stop-motion animation stations using blocks and figures; "music video" special effects dancing studio; green-screen put-yourself-in-a-movie-backdrop station; digital photography studio.  On an uncrowded day, it can't be beat for kids interested in digital arts.   The ...

Submitted by: Bill S.

Had a great time with my 6 and almost-4 year-old daughters.  Some of the exhibits are definitely geared toward older kids, but they both enjoyed themselves. Positive aspects: - Staff were all very friendly and helpful - A good range of exhibits and play areas to appeal to ages 3+ without too much parental supervision required - 1/2 price admission with Happy Hollow or other local zoo/museum memberships. - The immediately surrounding area has some great activities, including the Zeum Carousel, a great playground, and bowling and ice skating. - Museum gift shop has interesting educational and scientific toys. Negative aspects: - Few of the exhibits seem to have been refreshed in the last few years. - Some of t...

Submitted by: Adriel H.

Only entertaining for younger kids, but that entertainment doesn't last very long.  The things there are outdated, especially the karaoke.  As a summer school teacher, we took the kids here and they don't know who the backstreet boys or Nsync are.  They were born when those bands were hits.  They need to update their music for the music videos.  The only thing that isn't outdated here is the computer studio where you can photo shop pictures on a Mac.   The Main area right next to the lobby gets boring pretty fast, the only main attraction there for the kids is the green slide where you can film your own video.  The animation studio where the clay is is a big hit!  Kids loved making their own clay figures.  E...

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