When it’s time to leave work behind and get a little culture, there are several museums to explore near our Larkspur Landing Campbell hotel.
Kensington Art Centre
2069 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008
Campbell Historic Museum and Ainsley House
300 Grant St., Campbell, C 95008
The Ainsley House now features an all new exhibit, “Wedding Fads and Fashions:” Past to Present,” a look at some historic Campbell wedding photos from the museum’s collection, as well as a display and exploration of wedding fashions, styles, clothing and accessories.
Egyptian Rosicrucian Museum
1342 Naglee Ave., San Jose, CA 95191
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States — including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt’s early Islamic era.
San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.271.6840SJMA is a contemporary art center whose acclaimed exhibitions have ranged across modern masterworks to the newest frontiers of art. It is a cultural crossroads, more than doubling its attendance since instituting a free admission policy. The museum is a splendid combination of new and old, its primary focus is on twentieth and twenty-first century artworks, with an emphasis on West Coast artists. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
451 S First St., San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.283.8155The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) seeks to engage Bay Area audiences through innovative visual art exhibitions and educational programs. The exhibitions and programs are designed to build community-to make a space where people of all backgrounds and ages may explore challenging contemporary art and ideas in an engaging and lively atmosphere.
Children’s Discovery Museum San Jose
180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
Visit Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose where you can expect to test, crank, listen, prod and tinker. One of the largest museums of its kind in the nation, CDM’s 150 interactive exhibits lead visitors to explore, understand and enjoy the world in which they live.
The Tech Museum of Innovation201 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.294.TECHThe Tech is singularly focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches. Truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries, offer guests a truly memorable experience. The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater and various unique museum programs make a visit to the bright, mango-colored Tech one you won’t soon forget.
Mt. Hamilton Rd., San Jose, CA 95140
Tel: 408.274.5061Daily Programs (weekdays 12-5pm, weekends 10am-5pm)
Lick Observatory is a leading astronomical research observatory with a long and distinguished history. Today, Lick continues as a world-class research institution, a leader in the development of new instruments and observing techniques, and an active center for teaching. UC astronomers, using the telescopes on Mt. Hamilton have contributed to virtually every area of optical and infrared astronomy.