The Children’s Discovery Museum
The Children’s Discovery Museum situated at 180, Woz Way is one of the major attractions in San Jose. It may not be as popular for some as the rose garden or the Egyptian museum, the zoo or the tech museum but if you have kids traveling with you, then this can be a wonderful family excursion. San Jose has no shortage of family-friendly attractions and activities for kids, but the children’s museum offers a distinctly captivating experience. It should be on your list of things to do in San Jose.
About Children’s Discovery Museum
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays. It opens at noon and closes at the same time on Sundays. It is usually closed on the first day of the week, but there are some Mondays when it remains open for the usual hours. Unfortunately, the museum is closed on certain holidays. Admission to the museum is $13 for both kids and adults, $12 for visitors aged sixty and above, members and infants not older than a year get free admission. The galleries can be accessed in a wheelchair. The museum has fewer visitors during weekday afternoons. It is the best time to visit if you are looking for reasonably quiet exploration. Other hours can get quite busy and crowded, especially weekends.
The museum has an art gallery and art loft, a garden for kids and special activities. There are dedicated sections celebrating artwork created by children. There is a gamut of formats and extensive diversity on display. Kids can engage in physical activities, or explore the fossils of mammoths. There is a market that sells fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from the local farmers’ market, and the mini kitchen and the food truck will satiate every hungry child. You may want to catch one of the performances at the theatre and don’t miss the Secrets of Circles or the Vietnamese bamboo boat.
Kids can engage in physical activities, explore fossils of mammoths, there is a market selling fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from the local farmers’ market, the mini kitchen and the food truck will satiate every hungry child, you may want to catch one of the performances at the theatre and don’t miss the Secrets of Circles or the Vietnamese bamboo boat.
Stay at Hotel Rose Garden
The museum is a little over two miles from Hotel Rose Garden if you drive south on The Alameda and take Park Avenue. You may want to consider the West Santa Clara Street if you wish to swing by SAP Center on your way. Some tourists take the longer route via West Taylor Street and CA-87 North. This is half a mile longer than the other routes, but you would get to stop at Columbus Park, Guadalupe River Park & Gardens, Rotary Play Garden and the Center for Performing Arts in San Jose just before you get to the museum. Choose a route that works for you. Reserve your stay online at the Hotel Rose Garden to get the best deal.