When it’s time to leave work behind and get a little culture, there are several museums to explore near our Larkspur Landing Milpitas hotel.
Tech Museum of Innovation 201 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.294.TECH The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The 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.
Winchester Mystery House 525 S Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128
Tel: 408.247.2000In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is an architectural marvel filled with so many unexplained oddities that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House. Unlike most homes of its era, this 160-room Victorian mansion had modern heating and sewer systems, gas lights that operated by pressing a button, three working elevators, and 47 fireplaces. From rambling roofs and exquisite parquet floors laid by hand to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, you will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail.
Children’s Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: 408.298.5437Visit 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.
Intel Museum 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Tel: 408.765.0503Discover the transforming role of Intel silicon technology in a changing world. The Intel Museum allows you to explore Intel history and innovation through more than 30 interactive exhibits, educational programs, docent-led tours, and family fun.
San Jose Museum of Art 110 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.271.6840The San Jose Museum of Art is a distinguished museum of modern and contemporary art and a lively center of arts activity in Silicon Valley. The leading institution in the area dedicated to the art of our time, SJMA is committed to providing access for its extraordinarily diverse populations and to pioneering new approaches to interpretation.
Rosicrucian Park & Egyiptian Museum 1660 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95191
The Museum, with over 4,000 artifacts, houses the largest collection of authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts on display in Western North America.