About

Community support from people like you makes it possible to create innovative new educational experiences for our community’s children. We invite you to take part in our mission to inspire creativity, curiosity and lifelong learning.

Since opening in June 1990, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has welcomed over 9.5 million visitors. Our striking 52,000 sq.ft. purple building, designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta, signals the Museum’s purpose: to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. Recent expansion outdoors adds another half-acre filled with activities designed to be a bridge to nature for our community’s children and families.

 

  • Mission

    Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose inspires creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Learn More
  • Board & Staff

    The Board & Staff of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose are responsible for fulfilling the Museum’s mission as a center for learning and discovery. Learn More
  • Employment

    Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is a fun place to work, learn and play. Learn More
  • Awards & Honors

    We respect children and the adults who support them, striving to understand and respond to their individual developmental needs, learning styles and cultures. Learn More
  • Media Room

    Welcome to the Media Room. Learn More
  • Annual Report

  • Exhibit Sales & Rentals

    Take a look at our popular interactive exhibitions and imagine the fun and learning they could bring to your museum, school or other family friendly setting.   Learn More