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LIVE! In the Bay: Children’s Museum Features New Exhibit with Peek into Japanese culture

LIVE: IN THE BAY
February 22, 2024

Cecilia Clark of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose joined host Olivia Horton to chat about the museum’s 150 plus hands on exhibits including the newest one, Hello from Japan! Learn More

Exhibition Development, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Hello from Japan! Opens Saturday, February 17

January 31, 2024

Come play on the child-sized streets of Tokyo in the bustling modern Harajuku district - think “Hello Kitty” and “Pokemon.” Explore contemporary and ancient traditions and learn about Japanese culture where the past, present and future harmoniously coexist in this new multimedia exhibition for children and families. Learn More

Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, Exhibition Development, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Families From Diverse Backgrounds Celebrate Three Kings Day

The Mercury News
January 7, 2024

Families from diverse backgrounds and languages spoken gathered together to celebrate Three Kings Day. The 26th annual event honors the Epiphany and this year was held on the actual day, January 6. Children and parents fashioned and wore crowns, made real tortillas, and enjoyed Folklorico dance and Mariachi music. Learn More

Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

CA Live! Visits the Museum

CA Live! on NBC Bay Area
September 14, 2023

California Live's Jobeth Devera and her film crew from NBC 11 explored Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose with visits to Amazing AirMaze, the Voyage to Vietnam immersive exhibit, and WaterWays - highlighting oodles of reasons to visit the big, purple museum. Learn More

General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival Opens July 8

June 29, 2023

Experience the beauty, sights and sounds of Vietnam through the Tet Festival in this interactive cultural exhibition. Try on a giant lion dance mask, select traditional flower and faux food items, dress up in an Ao Dai, and hop a Vespa - these are a few of the many exhibit experiences that showcase the rich traditions, customs and values of Vietnamese culture. Learn More

Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, Exhibition Development, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Museum Partners with Kristi Yamaguchi’s “Always Dream,” and San Jose Public Library Foundation for Family Literacy Festival

The Mercury News
June 4, 2023

The museum partnered with the Kristi Yamaguchi "Always Dream" and San Jose Public Library Foundation on the first Family Literacy Festival. Grammy-winning artists, New York Times bestselling authors and sports celebrities gathered together to support literacy. Learn More

Community Service Learning, Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

Museum Partners with Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream and San Jose Public Library Foundation to Support Family Literacy

May 16, 2023

Celebrities, Olympic athletes and Grammy award-winning musicians will come together Saturday, June 10 for the inaugural Family Literacy Festival hosted by the San José Public Library Foundation, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream, and Children’s Discovery Museum. Learn More

Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

Museum is on “Closer Look” Radio Show

K-LOVE 107.3
March 9, 2023

Director of Marketing & Communications Joey Sanchez joins Kindra Ponzio on "Closer Look," an in-depth radio program that airs on K-LOVE 107.3, KRTY 953. and Air1 97.7 stations. Tune in here to learn more about their wide-reaching conversation about all the happenings at the museum. Learn More

Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, Environmental Stewardship, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Science Learning

Museum Honors NBA Dallas Mavericks’ CEO Cynt Marshall with 2022 Legacy for Children Award

April 14, 2022

Cynt Marshall is widely recognized as a trailblazer, change-maker, and champion for children, which is why she was selected as the 2022 Legacy for Children Honoree. As the first Black female CEO in the NBA, Cynt’s remarkable story of “firsts” is an inspiring message of tenacity and resilience for all children. Learn More

Early Childhood Development, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

New Bilingual Exhibition Supports Early Brain Development

Early Learning Nation
April 7, 2022

Spanish-speaking families will feel right at home enjoying the museum's bilingual exhibit, AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain: Celebrating Early Connections through May 1. Made possible by the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award, AlegreMENTE originated at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) with the goal of exploring early brain development through music, dance, games, storytelling, and everyday interactions. Learn More

Creativity through the Arts, Early Childhood Development, General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Learning Research, Partnerships & Resource Development