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Directions and Parking


Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110

Parking Note: Parking payment machines in the Woz Way lot take $1.00 and $5.00 bills (they do not give change for larger bills). Two of the three machines take Visa and MasterCard. The Auzerais lot has a parking attendant, and is cash-only. The Museum does not reimburse for parking fees.

The Museum is located in downtown San Jose at the intersection of Woz Way and Auzerais Street.

Directions from major freeways and parking lot locations. Please click the links for printable directions (requires the free Adobe Acrobat plug-in):

  • Heading North on I-280

    Directions to Children's Discovery Museum (by car/van)
    Heading North on I-280:
    Exit on Bird Ave.
    Turn right on Bird Ave.
    Turn right on Auzerais Ave. (parking lot on the right)
    Turn right on Woz Way (parking lot on the right)

    Directions back to I-280 South:
    (from Auzerais lot) Left on Auzerais
    Turn left on Bird Ave.
    Entrance to I-280 South is on left

    (from Woz/87 lot) Right on Woz Way
    Turn left on Almaden Blvd.
    Turn left on W. San Carlos St.
    Turn left on Bird Ave.
    Entrance to I-280 South is on left

  • Heading South on I-280

    Directions to Children's Discovery Museum (by car/van)
    Heading South on I-280:
    Exit on Bird Ave.
    Turn left on Bird Ave.
    Turn right on Auzerais Ave. (parking lot on the right)
    Turn right on Woz Way (parking lot on the right)

    Directions back to I-280 North
    (from Auzerais lot) Left on Auzerais
    Turn left on Bird Ave.
    Entrance to I-280 North is immediate right

    (from Woz/87 lot)
    Turn right on Woz Way
    Turn right on Almaden Blvd.
    Entrance to I-280 North is on right

  • Heading North on 87 (Guadalupe Parkway)

    Directions to Children's Discovery Museum (by car/van)
    Exit at San Carlos/Auzerais.
    Turn right on Woz Way (parking lot on the right) OR
    Turn left on Woz Way and left on Auzerais (parking lot on the left)

    Directions back to 87 South
    (from Auzerais lot) Turn left on Auzerais
    Entrance to 87 South is on the left

    (from Woz/87 lot) To South 87 (Guadalupe Parkway):
    Turn right on Woz Way
    Turn left on Almaden Blvd.
    Turn left on W. San Carlos St.
    Turn left on Woz Way
    Turn right on Auzerais Ave.
    Entrance to 87 South is on left

  • Heading South on 87 (Guadalupe Parkway)

    Directions to Children's Discovery Museum (by car/van)
    Exit on Park Ave./San Carlos St.
    Turn left on Park Ave.
    Turn right on Woz Way (parking lot on the right) OR
    Turn right on Auzerais (parking lot on the left)

    Directions back to 87 North
    (from Auzerais lot) Turn right on Auzerais
    Turn left on Woz Way
    Entrance to 87 North is at end of Woz Way

    (from Woz/87 lot) Turn right on Woz Way
    Turn left on Almaden Blvd.
    Turn left on W. San Carlos St.
    Turn right on Woz Way
    Entrance to 87 North is at end of Woz Way

Take a look at an interactive map or get driving directions from Yahoo.

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Parking

Parking is available in the parking lots on Woz Way and around the Museum (daily rate varies from $5.00-$7.00). The Woz Way parking lot is $5.00 per day, and works best when putting a $5.00 bill or $1.00 bills into the machine. The machine does not make change. Two of the three machines take Visa and MasterCard. The Auzerais lot is also $5.00 per day, and has a parking attendant who takes cash-only. The Museum does not reimburse for parking fees. The parking lots that surround the Museum charge variable rates based on events scheduled in the downtown area, and CDM has no control over the daily rate.

Handicapped parking is available in the Museum's loading zone, adjacent to Woz Way.

Public Transportation

County transit bus lines (along Almaden Blvd.) and the Light Rail stop near the Museum (Discovery Museum stop). Please see the VTA's Web site for more information and schedules.