West Wing Changing Exhibits


Hello from Japan!

Open through February 2, 2020

We’re saying Hello from Japan! Come visit Tokyo right here in San Jose and get an authentic peek into Japanese culture. Featuring a bustling modern city street inspired by Tokyo’s Harajuku district that bridges to a tranquil Shinto shrine, you’ll see the incredible contrast between modern kawaii aesthetics and traditional motifs and customs. The transition between the two show how the Japanese culture values history, a society where the past, present, and future harmoniously coexist.

Highlights include:
• Sing karaoke
• Smile for the photo booth camera
• Make a faux seasonal meal
• Design adorable kawaii mascots
• Build a bridge
• Crawl through a forest
• Encounter kami spirits
• Make a wish at a wishing tree
• And mochi, mochi more!

Don’t miss this limited-run special exhibition! Plan your visit today!

This exhibit was produced by Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Coming Soon!


Potter the Otter: A Healthy Adventure

February 15 – May 10, 2020

Potter the Otter invites visitors to join him on a fun new adventure to learn the healthy habits it takes to be your best self. Potter and his friends will show kids how drinking water, eating fruits and vegetables, and being active help you grow and stay healthy. Play along with Moose, Goose, Toada and the Skunks in this fully interactive, STEM-based experience.


Thomas & Friends®: Explore the Rails

May 25 – September 12, 2020

The world’s most beloved #1 blue engine rolls back into the museum this summer. Thomas & Friends®: Explore the Rails, an interactive exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and inspired by the popular children’s series on PBS KIDS® in the US, and Family Jr. and Télé-Québec in Canada, will steam into San Jose on May 25.