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.

Kids lead the way at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, exploring and discovering through open-ended, play-based learning. Over 150 hands-on exhibits and programs in the sciences, humanities, arts, nature, and health spark curiosity and ignite family fun where children build life skills in creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, and confidence. The nonprofit celebrates people and diverse cultures, creates authentic connections, and builds global understanding. Welcoming more than 10 million visitors since 1990, the award-winning museum inspires creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning inside the stunning 52,000 square foot purple building designed by the late world renowned Mexico City architect Ricardo Legoretta, and outside in the half-acre nature space.


  • 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