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In spring 2000, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose celebrated its tenth anniversary as the cornerstone facility for interactive learning for schools and families throughout the Bay Area. Over five million teachers, children and parents visited and experienced the wonder and adventure of hands-on learning during that ten-year period.


Our thirteen exhibit galleries and program spaces house over 150 interactive exhibits and programs and provide learning experiences in the arts, sciences and humanities for children of diverse backgrounds, learning styles and interests. These experiences build upon children's fundamental need to learn-by-doing, fully engaging their senses and challenging their minds.


Homeschool Discount Days

Homeschool families now have the opportunity to pay CDM's discounted group admission normally reserved for groups of 10 or more. Come visit Children's Discovery Museum on selected Wednesdays during the months of November 2013 through August 2014 and pay CDM's discounted group admission!

See selected Homeschool dates and learn more about the program


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CDM is also a source for innovative approaches to educational reform, and we hope to establish the Museum as a strong educational presence in the minds of teachers, local school districts and our visitors. CDM has developed a number of educational outreach programs, staff development opportunities, and special programs which we would like to make more widely visible in the educational community.

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose supports the work of the classroom teacher through the following initiatives: