Media Room News Releases

Children of the Dragon Festival 2017

March 15, 2017

As part of the museum's Cultural Celebration series, visitors will experience Vietnamese culture with lively music, colorful dances including the famous Lion Dance, and culturally rich hands-on art activities. This series supports the Inclusion and Cultural Competence strategic commitment. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Kids Food Festival 2017

February 21, 2017

Fun with food. Kids and families will enjoy healthy eating and active living activities as part of the museum's Obesity Prevention initiative. The museum piloted the West Coast festival in 2016 with NY based The Creative Kitchen. This launched a national partnership with Parents and Family Fun Magazines and the Association of Children's Museums. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion

Prestigious Grant Engages Immigrant Families and Children

October 25, 2016

The voices of immigrant families and children continue to inform museum work, thanks to a prestigious grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Common Ground program. This furthers the museum's strategic commitment to Inclusion and Cultural Competency. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Learning Research

Kim DeCarlis and Paul Smith Join Board of Directors

October 4, 2016

Kim DeCarlis, chief marketing officer at Imperva, and Paul Smith, partner of Bain & Company, have joined the board of directors of the award-winning museum. They'll serve with a distinguished roster of 28 professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds for one of the largest museums of its kind in the country. Read More

General Museum, Partnerships & Resource Development

Museum Receives Top Honors

August 23, 2016

The museum garnered three prestigious awards for its transparency and popularity: the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency and two “Best of the Best” awards from Bay Area Parent magazine. Read More

General Museum

Rare Tree of 40 Fruit to Receive First Graft

August 17, 2016

The only Tree of 40 Fruit on the West Coast will receive its first graft today at Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. Environmental artist and professor Sam Van Aiken created this remarkable work of art that will produce 40 different types of stone fruit for museum visitors. Read More

Environmental Stewardship, Exhibition Development, Science Learning

Four-way Partnership Powers Play

June 27, 2016

Clean energy, education, and job training are uniting four local partners on a mission to save energy, educate youth, and rebuild lives. SunPower, Clean Solar, San Jose Conservation Corps and the museum have joined forces by donating solar panels, subsidizing the installation, and providing students with job training opportunities. Read More

Environmental Stewardship, Partnerships & Resource Development, Science Learning

Food Entrepreneur Sam Kass Dedicates FoodShed

February 17, 2016

Former White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Chef Sam Kass dedicates FoodShed as a new educational space for healthy eating, declaring the end of sodas, pizza and hot dogs at the museum. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion