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Events and Celebrations
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Discovery Youth
The Discovery Youth Program is currently recruiting 5th – 9th graders for a fun-filled after-school program at the Museum. Participants can choose Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during the week, and all groups meet on Saturday. Youth use digital cameras, make films, and work on a Web site ( as well as volunteering behind the scenes at the Museum.

Call (408) 673-2833(408) 673-2833 or go online at for more information.

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Don’t miss these Members’ Discount Days for 20% savings: Thursday, October 2, and Wednesday, October 15.

Store Staff Pick:

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Who are you?

A Superhero? A Princess? Not sure? Explore the possibilities with our fabulous dress-up gear and show us who you really are!

Prices vary

Members receive a 10% discount every day, and 20% on special Members' Discount Days!

Call (408) 673-2840(408) 673-2840 for Gift Shop information.

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Sharks vs Columbus
Blue Jackets

Thursday, October 23,
7:30 p.m.

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Special discount offer for tickets to Kristi Yamaguchi & Brian Boitano's Golden Moment Ice Skating
Saturday, November 2,
4:00 p.m.

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Volunteer Alert!
Looking for something fun and meaningful to do in your spare time? Check out our weekday-morning volunteer opportunities for adults!

Fun with Volunteering
An opportunity for children in grades 1 – 4 and their caregiver Learn more

Call (408) 673-2812(408) 673-2812 or e-mail


Your Event
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Children's Discovery Museum is available as a rental for Birthday Parties and Private Events.

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Now you can have your party on a weekday, too! Call for availability and details.

Celebrate your child's birthday at Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose! We'll take care of all the details so your family can experience your special event without all the fuss.

Members will receive a $25 discount when they book. To book your party for up to 30 attendees, e-mail or call our Birthday Party Coordinator at 408) 673-2850.

After-hours Events
Host your after-hours corporate, non-profit, or family celebration at the Museum where you will have access to over 150 hands-on exhibits. Reserve your date NOW for the holidays!

For details, call our Event Coordinator at (408) 673-2828(408) 673-2828 or e-mail

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One of the Museum's best kept secrets is that the fun and learning continue when kids reach middle school. With generous support from Adobe, youth engage in productive after-school and summer projects focused on media production, service-learning, and development of 21st Century skills.

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Hours and Parking


Regular Museum Hours:

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon,
for members only

Parking alert:
Because of events scheduled in Discovery Meadow or the surrounding downtown area, you may wish to consider using Light Rail or the bus on the following dates: November 1 and 2.

Public Transportation
The Museum is accessible via Light Rail and the bus. For information on Light Rail and bus routes, schedules, and fees visit

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Events and Celebrations

Diwali Festival
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Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A celebration of Indian culture, the Diwali Festival features performances, activities, and crafts that highlight a variety of traditional Indian arts.

For a detailed schedule of events go to

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Tuesday, October 21 –
Friday, October 31

Celebrate the spookiness of the month and learn a bit about bones to boot! We will paint your bones with special glow-in-the-dark paint and then you can shake, rattle, and roll your skeleton under black lights.


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Family Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 25
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$$ Fee

Families won't want to miss their chance to visit the Museum after-hours for a spellbinding celebration of books and make-believe. This enchanted evening will include science magic, healthy treat stations, book giveaway, and much more. Add to the fun by coming in costume!

For more information visit

Spellbound: A Celebration of Books and Make-Believe

Friday, October 31
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join Children's Discovery Museum in celebrating the season of make-believe through the fun of dress-up and the joy of reading. Don your costume and take part in our "all treats, no tricks" bash featuring healthy treat stations, creative costumes, science magic, and a book giveaway. for more information.

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Sunday, November 2
12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Honor your ancestors in this traditional cultural holiday. In Mexico and in other cultures worldwide, the day is celebrated with playful skeletons and colorful displays honoring loved ones who have passed away. Join us for lively performances, special art activities, and a traditional ofrenda.

Exhibit News

Broken? Fix It! drawing of mouse

January 4, 2015

Things break; that's a given. From the Stone Age wheel to the modern computer, everything
breaks down and requires repair at some point. What do you do when something breaks down?

In Broken? Fix it! visitors will be challenged to embrace the broken. The Broken? Fix it! exhibit serves as a hands-on owner's manual, helping children and adults to diagnose problems, then roll up their sleeves and get inside the repair process.

Broken? Fix it! was created by the Long Island Children's Museum.

This exhibit is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Theatre Experiences


A potpourri of programs including drop-in workshops, live performances, and films is offered in the Lee and Diane Brandenburg Theatre and outdoor Cadence Amphitheatre.

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the Golden Flute

Saturday, October 25
1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

This original tale by singer/storyteller Keith Torgan and flutist Barbara Siesel will be enhanced by the performance of Bel Canto Flutes, a group that has performed in the Bay Area at venues large and small since 1998. Audiences of all ages will be delighted by this wonderful story that celebrates the power of music.

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Sunday Matinees
The Pumpkin Circle

Sunday, October 26
1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

This story of a pumpkin patch follows a bugs' eye view and a birds' eye view as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest for jack-o-lanterns, and then to seeds again.

Parent's choice gave "The Pumpkin Circle" their Gold Award and it was selected by BOOKLIST as an editor's choice.

Art Matters

The Art Loft

For ages 4 -10 and their caregivers;
siblings welcome
Open until 4:00 p.m

Mandalas in Many Ways
Find out about the Mandala and make your own through drawings and a variety of media.

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Día de los Muertos Altar
Tuesday, October 21 – Sunday, November 2

Artist Lissa Jones will install an altar of her own design in the Art Loft.

Art Gallery

"Images of India"
Artwork Created by Youth at the India Community Center

Through Sunday, November 30

Work on display was created by youth artists at the India Community Center (ICC) in a variety of media. Every year, the ICC encourages elementary and middle school youth to reflect on their images of India.

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The Wonder Cabinet

A FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Early Learning Laboratory for ages 4 and under

Wonder Cabinet sponsor FIRST 5 offers a free kit for new parents, as well as information on kindergarten readiness and a variety of valuable parenting resources, on

Art Studio
Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
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Wet Chalk
Children can experiment with blending colors, drawing lines, and creating designs as they draw with wet chalk on different textured surfaces.

Daily Programs

Storytime in "The Forest"
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a whimsical storytime, complete with engaging activities designed to capture the interest of children and to provide ideas for caregivers to try at home.

Infant Activities in the "Crawl Space"
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Join us for fingerplays, songs and open-ended activities designed to delight your baby. Please note: the "Crawl Space" is an enclosed environment for babies, crawlers and pre-walkers.

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Kids' Garden

Kids GardenTuesday – Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
for Members only

Weather and Staff availability permitting

Fall is here! Head outside and help harvest the last of summer's bounty and see what the changing season has in store in the Kids' Garden.

Garden Activities

Morning Chores
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Help us with our garden chores on Mulchy Mondays, Tidy Tuesdays, Wormy Wednesdays, Thursty Thursdays, Farmer Fridays, or Sensational Saturday and Sunday.

Afternoon Specials 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Seed Art (except Saturday)

Celebrate autumn in the Garden and explore the incredible seed! Make a seed mosaic that you can take home.

Scarecrow Saturdays
It's scarecrow season! Celebrate harvest time with cornstalks and pumpkins. On Saturdays, you can make your own scarecrow to take home.

Watering the Garden
A favorite with all our Garden visitors is helping us water at the end of a sunny day. Grab a watering can help us out!

Museum Programs are supported in part by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José.

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