Egyptian Museum in San Jose

Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America -- including objects from pre-dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.

They offer a number of short workshops on the weekends, including Games & Leisure in Ancient Egypt (learn to play Senet), Ancient Egyptian Jewelry, Ancient Egyptian Mummies, and Hieroglyphics. Workshops free with admission fee.

Open weekends 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

$9.00 general admission*
$7.00 seniors 55 and older and students with I.D.
$5.00 children ages 5 - 10, free children under 5
* $1.00 discount on general admission for members of AAA, AAM, KQED, and Military

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  • Bob M.

    I'd seen it years ago but this revisit was great; a good Meetup place.
    Fine exhibits including the skinny cat mummy and the mystical art gallery off the gift shop.

    August 30, 2011

  • rick h.

    I had a great time... meeting other fun people who want to explore our world's culture is a great bonus. It's so much more fun than going (or not) by yourself. Thanks Joanne! :0)

    August 28, 2011

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    A former member

    Great little gem of a museum, tucked away in San Jose.
    Definitely do the Tomb Tour!

    August 28, 2011

  • Joanne ".

    Had a great time meeting the folks of this Meetup.

    August 28, 2011

  • Sue E

    Members please update your RSVP if you can't make it. I am on the waiting list and would love to go. Thank you--Sue

    August 26, 2011

  • Joanne ".

    Looks like we're going to have a pretty big group, as folks from another Meetup are attending also.
    Please keep your RSVP current, so we aren't waiting for someone who won't be coming.
    I'll email more details later this week.

    August 22, 2011

  • Joanne ".

    According to the website, the planetarium is closed.

    August 11, 2011

  • Emily

    It's a beautiful place. I didn't get to see the planetarium though. Will we be able to see that also?

    August 10, 2011

  • rick h.

    I love this San Jose "hidden gem" - have enjoyed many walks around the beautiful grounds but it's been several years since I've been inside! I'll never forget the first time I drove past the museum about 25 years ago. Having never heard of it before that, it totally freaked me out. Right in the middle of the beautiful Rose Garden neighborhood, all of the sudden, these big Egyptian type buildings... CraZy! I had to check it out!

    August 10, 2011

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