Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, San Jose (must see)
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose has been ranked by Child Magazine as one of the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. and ranked by the London Observer as one of the top 5 science centers in the world. It opened its doors in 1990, and over 6 million visitors have attended. The Museum builds and displays interactive exhibits that they believe respond to children's diverse educational needs. The 52,000-square-foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta.
The Museum’s signature programs such as BioSITE and Discovery Youth encompass the broad themes of community, connections and creativity. These programs are intended to provide facilitated, focused, and sustained learning. The Museum’s goal is to create interactive exhibits that invite self-directed, open-ended explorations.
The Discovery Museum was designed by the world famous Mexican Architect Ricardo Legorreta. The building exemplifies his use of color, light, shadows, and water. The violet colors change from light blues to dark purples, depending on the shadows, time of year, and angle of the sun through what seem to be stragetically placed windows. This building give the City of San José two world-class structures of significant architectural importance.
Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 12 – 5 pm.
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Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose on Map
Sight Location: San Jose, USA (See walking tours in San Jose)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Walking Tours in San Jose, California
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles