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2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place
best History/Specialty Museum
The purpose of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. For children, it is first and foremost a place to call their own, offering interactive exhibits and programs in a warm and inviting setting.
Our Educational Mission encompasses the themes of Connections, Community, and Creativity. In its unique environment, children actively make connections among ideas, people and cultures. The Museum's programs also encourage children to define their role in and contribution to both local and global communities.
We have welcomed over 5 million visitors since opening in 1990. Our 52,000 square foot facility is the ultimate place for children to develop their own knowledge through fun and educational interaction. As a center for creative play and expression, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose provides opportunities for all of us to discover the world through the eyes of our children.