Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose Among the largest children’s museums in the nation, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose inspires creativity, curiosity and lifelong learning.

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Welcome to Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s official page! The purpose of this page is to discuss events, experiences and fun at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM). Off-topic posts or advertisements for events, businesses or services not directly related to CDM may be removed and possibly flagged as spam. We encourage conversation, and open and honest feedback and disc

Operating as usual

Join us on November 6th as we honor Diwali! 📅 Bring your family to the Museum to discover the meaning and rich tradition...
11/05/2021

Join us on November 6th as we honor Diwali! 📅

Bring your family to the Museum to discover the meaning and rich traditions of Diwali through art and dance. Reserve your play session today: https://bit.ly/3bqsLAY

11/04/2021
Zoom Zone

Thanks to our supporters, partners, and sponsors for making the opening of #ZoomZone at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC such a huge success!

It was great to see children begin to enjoy, learn, and experiment in the space.

Comment with a ✈️ below if you'll be stopping by #ZoomZone next time you're at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC.

We're celebrating Diwali all week! Don't miss our broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube. J...
11/02/2021

We're celebrating Diwali all week!

Don't miss our broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Join Kavita and Kishan from Radio Dehotties as we learn about the rich traditions of this joyous holiday, enjoy the story of Diwali, and watch a lively dance performance.

Tune in for this virtual Festival of Lights program and plan to join us on Saturday for Diwali at the Museum: https://bit.ly/3k0AA5c

We're celebrating Diwali all week!

Don't miss our broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Join Kavita and Kishan from Radio Dehotties as we learn about the rich traditions of this joyous holiday, enjoy the story of Diwali, and watch a lively dance performance.

Tune in for this virtual Festival of Lights program and plan to join us on Saturday for Diwali at the Museum: https://bit.ly/3k0AA5c

It was another Halloween for the books! 🎃 📚 Thanks to all the families who attended. We had so much fun seeing everyone’...
11/01/2021

It was another Halloween for the books! 🎃 📚

Thanks to all the families who attended. We had so much fun seeing everyone’s costumes during the Monster Mash parade.

What were your kiddos for Halloween? ⬇️

"Every exhibit is one-of-a-kind and that includes Zoom Zone." - Marilee Jennings, CDM Executive DirectorThanks to The Me...
10/29/2021
Mineta San Jose airport opens new space for traveling kids

"Every exhibit is one-of-a-kind and that includes Zoom Zone." - Marilee Jennings, CDM Executive Director

Thanks to The Mercury News for covering the opening of our new exhibit space #ZoomZone at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC! We are so excited for you all to experience it.

Learn more: https://bayareane.ws/3bpjLMC

Young travelers can get their wiggles out and learn about flight at the Zoom Zone, an educational play area designed by the Children’s Discovery Museum.

💥 The day has finally arrived…💥 Our new exhibit space #ZoomZone is OPEN at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC!We celebr...
10/27/2021

💥 The day has finally arrived…💥

Our new exhibit space #ZoomZone is OPEN at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC!

We celebrated its big reveal with an opening ceremony and comments from D3 Office of Councilmember Raul Peralez, Colleen Rodriguez (Zoom), Jesse Osburn (HENSEL PHELPS), Judy Ross, the Airport Assistant Director at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC, and the Museum’s board chair Kevan Krysler.

Be sure to check out Zoom Zone when you’re at the airport and tag us! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3jqeIjQ

Thanks to our sponsor Zoom and our partners Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC, City of San José, and HENSEL PHELPS for making this possible.

10/26/2021

✈️ We’re just ONE day away from the opening of #ZoomZone at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC ✈️

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Zoom Zone was created. You’ll see all the thought and design that went into crafting the perfect space to engage and inspire your children. At Zoom Zone, they’ll learn about cause-and-effect relationships while waiting to jet off to see the world.

That's a win, win in our book! 📚

Comment with a 💜 below if you’re excited to visit the space!

We had so much fun celebrating Dia de Los Mu***os last Saturday.Parents and kids were able to create colorful sand paint...
10/26/2021

We had so much fun celebrating Dia de Los Mu***os last Saturday.

Parents and kids were able to create colorful sand painting, learn about the rich traditions of this event and enjoy the Calaveras parade led by Teatro Familia Atzlán!

Check out our calendar for more upcoming cultural programming: cdm.org/visit/plan-your-visit/calendar/

We’re only a couple of days away from the big reveal of our new exhibit space #ZoomZone at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport...
10/25/2021

We’re only a couple of days away from the big reveal of our new exhibit space #ZoomZone at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC!

💗 This project has been a real labor of love. 💗

Our goal was to create a fun, educational, and interactive experience for children at the San Jose airport. We’re so grateful to our sponsor, Zoom, and other local businesses for partnering with us to bring this vision to life!

We can’t wait for #ZoomZone’s opening THIS Wedneday at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC. Stay tuned!

You can learn more about #ZoomZone here in the meantime:
https://www.cdm.org/zoom-zone/

We’re only a few days away from our Día de los Mu***os program! 📆 🍂  Join us on 10/23 to learn about the rich traditions...
10/21/2021

We’re only a few days away from our Día de los Mu***os program! 📆

🍂 Join us on 10/23 to learn about the rich traditions of this holiday and enjoy fun activities with your family. 🍂

We’ll be creating stunning sand paintings with stencils, listening to Storytime, and delighting in the bigger-than-life skeleton puppets and the Calaveras parade led by Teatro Familia Atzlán.

Reserve your Museum visit now: https://bit.ly/3AXDjCN

Extend your museum experience with a live stream program in collaboration with San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild.

We’re only a few days away from our Día de los Mu***os program! 📆

🍂 Join us on 10/23 to learn about the rich traditions of this holiday and enjoy fun activities with your family. 🍂

We’ll be creating stunning sand paintings with stencils, listening to Storytime, and delighting in the bigger-than-life skeleton puppets and the Calaveras parade led by Teatro Familia Atzlán.

Reserve your Museum visit now: https://bit.ly/3AXDjCN

Extend your museum experience with a live stream program in collaboration with San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild.

Our first fall Dance Along with New Ballet was a success!It was great to see the little ones get into the holiday spirit...
10/19/2021

Our first fall Dance Along with New Ballet was a success!

It was great to see the little ones get into the holiday spirit while learning some ballet moves and getting a sneak peek of “The San Jose Nutcracker.”

Comment with a ❤️ below if you attended this past weekend.

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10/18/2021

We want to learn more about your little ones! 💟

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We want to learn more about your little ones! 💟

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👯 New Ballet is BACK for Dance Alongs at the Museum! 👯 On select Sundays, Dance Alongs will be led by ballet instructors...
10/16/2021

👯 New Ballet is BACK for Dance Alongs at the Museum! 👯

On select Sundays, Dance Alongs will be led by ballet instructors in the outdoor amphitheater to teach little ones ballet steps that will inspire and excite them. Performances at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. starting *tomorrow* on Sunday, October 17th.

Each Dance Along will include material from the magical holiday experience, “The San Jose Nutcracker.” This well-loved story is always a joyful holiday production – enjoy a sneak peek here first! 🎄

Dance Alongs are included in the price of Museum admission. Reserve your play session here: https://bit.ly/3eNPLv0

🎃  Halloween is almost here! 🎃 Join us for a frighteningly good time adventuring in our Hay Maze, making Bernoulli ghost...
10/15/2021

🎃 Halloween is almost here! 🎃

Join us for a frighteningly good time adventuring in our Hay Maze, making Bernoulli ghosts, and much more!

Book your session today and enjoy these pre-COVID photos from past events: https://bit.ly/3DqE08u

Thanks to our sponsors First Tech Fed and GoGo squeeZ.

10/13/2021
ICYMI: Bilingual Storytime

ICYMI: Bilingual Storytime 📚

We’re getting into the spirit of Dίa de los Mu***os a bit early.

Join us for a bilingual Storytime of “My Skeleton Family/Mi Familia Calaca” by Cynthia Weill.

This rollicking and colorful story features the history of Mexico’s Day of the Dead and is (skeleton) family fun for all!

Storytime is supported, in part, by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and SVCreates.

In need of a fun activity for your little one?Check out our Animal Detectives scavenger hunt!  Your kiddo can become an ...
10/11/2021

In need of a fun activity for your little one?

Check out our Animal Detectives scavenger hunt! Your kiddo can become an animal detective and look for clues. 🐶 🔍

This activity will help your child form their own hypotheses and draw conclusions about what they find while enjoying some much-needed time outside.

Go here to download the Animal Detectives scavenger hunt: https://bit.ly/3Dp5209

In need of a fun activity for your little one?

Check out our Animal Detectives scavenger hunt! Your kiddo can become an animal detective and look for clues. 🐶 🔍

This activity will help your child form their own hypotheses and draw conclusions about what they find while enjoying some much-needed time outside.

Go here to download the Animal Detectives scavenger hunt: https://bit.ly/3Dp5209

🍂 October is here. 🍂 You know what that means: our annual Día de los Mu***os celebration is right around the corner! Joi...
10/08/2021

🍂 October is here. 🍂 You know what that means: our annual Día de los Mu***os celebration is right around the corner!

Join us on Saturday, October 23rd for a joyful gathering that honors the lives of departed ancestors and loved ones. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3AXDjCN

Although our program is scaled down from previous years to keep everyone safe, we're thrilled to be back in person as we slowly return to our cultural programs. Enjoy these highlights from past events while we countdown to the big day. ⤵️

This celebration is created in partnership with the Museum’s Latinx Cultural Advisors.

There’s only a little bit more time left until #ZoomZone, our new exhibit space at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC  ...
10/06/2021

There’s only a little bit more time left until #ZoomZone, our new exhibit space at Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC is open!

In the meantime, we are excited to introduce the sixth — and final — artist who helped bring #ZoomZone to life: Tiffany Lin.

Tiffany received her MFA in Illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada where she joins the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Learn more about Tiffany and Zoom Zone here: https://bit.ly/2Y2YVzk

During this ongoing pandemic, we’re all having new and difficult conversations with our children while they’re facing un...
10/05/2021

During this ongoing pandemic, we’re all having new and difficult conversations with our children while they’re facing unprecedented challenges.

So, how do we help them?

We’ve compiled some tips to facilitate thought-provoking discussion as your kids tackle these obstacles. Sign up for our newsletter now and we’ll send these tips straight to your inbox: https://bit.ly/3onIKHG

(Photos pre-COVID 😷)

10/05/2021
Storytime: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

Storytime
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
By: Ed Emberley

Everyone has been afraid of the dark at some point. And who isn’t afraid of monsters - especially ones with big yellow eyes, bluish-green noses, red mouths, white teeth, and squiggly ears. Eye-popping images will keep your little one mesmerized while the monster grows and then disappears -sending a positive message that fears can be overcome.

Storytime is supported, in part, by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and SVCreates.

🏆 The readers of Bay Area Parent voted us the Best Museum in Silicon Valley! 🏆 And we received a bronze medal for the Be...
10/01/2021

🏆 The readers of Bay Area Parent voted us the Best Museum in Silicon Valley! 🏆 And we received a bronze medal for the Best Indoor Space. ⚡

We are truly honored to be a family favorite. With supporters like you, we’ve been able to keep our doors open for 30 plus years. Here’s to 30 more!

We're proud of the awards we’ve won over the years: https://bit.ly/3iosIcR

🏆 The readers of Bay Area Parent voted us the Best Museum in Silicon Valley! 🏆 And we received a bronze medal for the Best Indoor Space. ⚡

We are truly honored to be a family favorite. With supporters like you, we’ve been able to keep our doors open for 30 plus years. Here’s to 30 more!

We're proud of the awards we’ve won over the years: https://bit.ly/3iosIcR

Tag a friend who needs to visit the Museum ASAP!  💜 ⬇️
09/30/2021

Tag a friend who needs to visit the Museum ASAP! 💜 ⬇️

Tag a friend who needs to visit the Museum ASAP! 💜 ⬇️

We’re pleased to introduce アーティスト サトウハルモ—one of the brilliant artists who contributed to our exhibit space #ZoomZone Min...
09/29/2021

We’re pleased to introduce アーティスト サトウハルモ—one of the brilliant artists who contributed to our exhibit space #ZoomZone Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport - SJC. (COMING SOON!)

Although she’s traveled and lived all around the world, like Japan, France, and Morocco, Harumo has some local roots in Mountain View.

Through experiencing sudden sickness and severe natural disasters in her early life, Harumo’s work aims to seek coexistence with nature and to create peace in viewers’ minds.

Learn more about Harumo Sato and #ZoomZone here: https://bit.ly/3mMTsqs

We understand the importance of quality family time, that’s why we create so many opportunities for bonding here at the ...
09/28/2021

We understand the importance of quality family time, that’s why we create so many opportunities for bonding here at the Museum.

We also know how crucial it is to make time for this at home, and reading is a great way to do that.

PBS KIDS shares four ways you can encourage family reading time: https://to.pbs.org/39Bfu7X

We understand the importance of quality family time, that’s why we create so many opportunities for bonding here at the Museum.

We also know how crucial it is to make time for this at home, and reading is a great way to do that.

PBS KIDS shares four ways you can encourage family reading time: https://to.pbs.org/39Bfu7X

The Mid-Autumn Moon Program last weekend was a huge success!Thanks to all the families who came out to join us in learni...
09/28/2021

The Mid-Autumn Moon Program last weekend was a huge success!

Thanks to all the families who came out to join us in learning about Chinese and Vietnamese cultures through play and creativity.

Check out our calendar for more upcoming cultural programming: https://bit.ly/2XP6x8m

Special shout-out to our Lion Dance performers Buu Kim Tu Lion Dancing and Yun Yee Tong.

🌜 Our Mid-Autumn Moon Program is TOMORROW!🌛We’ll be doing fun activities to learn about Chinese and Vietnamese cultures....
09/24/2021

🌜 Our Mid-Autumn Moon Program is TOMORROW!🌛

We’ll be doing fun activities to learn about Chinese and Vietnamese cultures. This cultural programming is a great way to honor the different cultures that make up the Bay Area.

Reserve a play session to join this year’s program: nhttps://www.cdm.org/event/mid-autumn-festival-hybrid-lantern-festival/

🌜 Our Mid-Autumn Moon Program is TOMORROW!🌛

We’ll be doing fun activities to learn about Chinese and Vietnamese cultures. This cultural programming is a great way to honor the different cultures that make up the Bay Area.

Reserve a play session to join this year’s program: nhttps://www.cdm.org/event/mid-autumn-festival-hybrid-lantern-festival/

“This is a great place to visit. It is not as crowded and between visit sessions they clean the exhibits to keep them sa...
09/23/2021

“This is a great place to visit. It is not as crowded and between visit sessions they clean the exhibits to keep them safe for everyone. The interactive exhibits are great for those that like to play, experiment, and learn. The favorites were the ambulance and air ducts.” — Daniel A.

Thank you for sharing your experience, Daniel!

Have you been to the Museum recently? Comment with a 💜 below!

“This is a great place to visit. It is not as crowded and between visit sessions they clean the exhibits to keep them safe for everyone. The interactive exhibits are great for those that like to play, experiment, and learn. The favorites were the ambulance and air ducts.” — Daniel A.

Thank you for sharing your experience, Daniel!

Have you been to the Museum recently? Comment with a 💜 below!

09/22/2021

ICYMI: Storytime ⬇

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s listen to the Bilingual Storytime of Las Lechucitas/Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.

Three baby owls are scared when they wake up alone. They help us explore separation anxiety in this sweet and comforting book.

Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy. 💜

At the Museum we recognize the importance of the performing arts. And there is a lot of research to support the value of...
09/21/2021

At the Museum we recognize the importance of the performing arts. And there is a lot of research to support the value of participation in the arts from a very young age.

Creating art provides an opportunity for experimenting, for making new connections, and for making choices in uncharted territory without worrying about finding THE “right answer”!

Here are three ways to get your little one interested in the arts: https://www.cdm.org/blog/children-and-the-arts/

At the Museum we recognize the importance of the performing arts. And there is a lot of research to support the value of participation in the arts from a very young age.

Creating art provides an opportunity for experimenting, for making new connections, and for making choices in uncharted territory without worrying about finding THE “right answer”!

Here are three ways to get your little one interested in the arts: https://www.cdm.org/blog/children-and-the-arts/

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180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
95110

VTA Light Rail - Children's Discovery Museum Station

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm

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(408) 298-5437

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Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, today was our first trip back to the museum since January of last year. It was fun to see some familiar faces outside! We’ll be back again soon!
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Will you be extending our Premium Membership 2020 through 2021 since we actually didn't get to use it this year?
How fun does this look for the ever changing back room? Or, we LOVED that tape exhibit you had 4 years ago. Dreaming of the future!
what a great launch to creativity!🙃
My son LOVED it. He has high-functioning autism so he became a little overstimulated near the end... but there is an outside portion that even when busy is much quieter than inside. He was able to go out there and play around a bit and feel better.
Is parking available at the museum?
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Shout out to this fantastic CDM staff member who went above and beyond today! My son was super interested when some staff members came by the pebble area to sweep. This awesome woman invited him to help, then radioed someone to bring over a kid-sized broom. He was so excited! Thanks so much for creating such a great environment for kids to explore!