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Onlooker views exhibits at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View


San Jose Museums

San Jose is the capital of Silicon Valley – it’s a city full of discovery and innovation. Become a modern-day explorer and see the incredible blend of art, culture, and history that this Valley of Genius has to offer.

San Jose’s most popular museums are the perfect destination for family outings, date nights and solo adventurers. Wander through space at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, get hands-on with technology at the Tech Museum of Innovation, or take in the vibrant San Jose Museum of Art. Find your inspiration in San Jose’s fascinating museums!


Art Museums

Fuel your creative spirit with an afternoon of browsing through one of San Jose’s many collections of visual masterpieces at the San Jose Museum of Art, a popular spot for art and cultural enthusiasts, or seek a unique experience in the complex world of textile art at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.


History Buffs

Journey back in time at one of the many history museums in San Jose. Put your archeologist hat on at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on display in Western North America. Looking to explore a world-renowned 1800’s curiosity instead? Check out the hauntingly beautiful halls of The Winchester Mystery House, where Sarah Winchester built her sprawling house filled with architectural anomalies. Visitors swear they can feel the spirit of Sarah Winchester wandering around this architectural mystery. (history museums content block)

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