The Egyptians were an incredible culture. They were responsible for some of the most incredible structures that the planet has ever seen. And now, at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, the whole family can explore what was so great about them, for yourselves!
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum was actually, architecturally, inspired by that amazing Temple of Arnon at Karnak. So straight away you will feel like you are already in that magical country!
The museum also houses THE largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on show in western USA - so that's a pretty impressive feat too!
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum has SO many fascinating exhibits that cover all aspects of ancient Egyptian life.
Children can learn all about the burial practices, and how the Egyptians believed in life after death, and the practice of mummification. Not for the younger kids, but the older kids might be fascinated in it!
Did you know the Egyptians also worshipped hundreds of Gods? Perhaps even thousands! These Gods were found all through the Egyptian paintings and carvings, especially in amazing places like the Valley of the Kings.
The museum also gives families an insight into the daily life of the ancient Egyptians. Most of them were farmers or craftsmen, and some of them were scribes. Then, there is the few who were Noblemen or royalty.
It's pretty amazing to see the games the children used to play, or mirrors and hair accessories that were used. Can you imagine what kind of stories are attached to all the artifacts!
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is an educational and fascinating experience for the whole family, giving you an insight into an ancient culture that had such an influence on the world!
$5 (Ages 5 to 10)
FREE between 4pm and 5pm Fridays!
Children under 17 years must be with a parent or chaperone at least 18 years of age
Check out the Planetarium shows! There is a daily show on something amazingly space related!
Outside food and drink is not allowed in the museum, but there are plenty of places to enjoy food in San Jose!
They have lesson plans, worksheets and fact sheets which you can combine in with your field tip if you like! It's an amazing experience for students.
The museum is FULLY accessible!
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Strollers are not allowed in the museum
9am - 5pm Wed to Fri / 10am - 6pm weekends
All year round, closed Monday and Tuesday
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