Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose
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The Egyptian Museum is in a quiet 1960s neighborhood in San Jose. The grounds, which anyone can walk around, are gorgeous, with statues, sphinxs, blue and white columns, greenery, and a fountain. The museum itself, though, is not interactive enough to hold kids' interest. Adults who come alone will find the replicas of statues and the real mummies interesting. Kids enjoy walking through the tomb but this only lasts for a few minutes. The museum is run by a masonic-like church.
I'd recommend heading to the Children's Discovery Museum in downtown San Jose instead. Also in San Jose, I'd highly recommend the Tech Innovation Museum for kids.
A great playground very nearby with huge rope climbies and a carousel is Arena Green.
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The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is located at 1342 Naglee Avenue, on the corner of Naglee Avenue and Park Avenue just west of downtown San Jose. Call (408) 947-3636. Hours are weekdays 9-5 and weekends 11-6. Admission for adults is $9, seniors $7, and kids under 10 years old $5. Kids under 5 years old are free. Closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve. The garden is free.
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