Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose

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Explore the age of pharaohs, the Pyramids, mummies, and more at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, one of the region's largest repositories for artifacts from that period. Visit the facility and explore its extensive collection of statues, tools, and household objects from Ancient Egypt, amounting to more than 4,000 items in all. Learn about the Rosicrucian Order itself, a philosophical organization followed by the museum's founder that focuses on delving into metaphysical aspects of human culture, as well as the many gods, figures, and legends from Egyptian mythology and religion. Be sure to check the museum's website for information about its frequent special events and activities. To visit Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and get the most from your holiday in San Jose, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Jose trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    History buffs will love this place. Well done for a hidden gem. The displays are nice and well thought out.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We went here for a quick museum tour. It was a very nice museum along with other attractions on the outside. Great for all ages.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    My kids and I love history, and this place does not disappoint! We loved it so much we became members! As members, your kids can work to become "Jr. Archaeologists" which culminates with a sleepover a...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    The grounds are very pretty and I appreciate that there is free entry for the last hour of every day the grounds are peaceful, free to enter, and worth visiting for a picnic lunch. However I was very disappointed in the museum itself for having no information about tours (there is a free Android audio tour- or your can rent a set of headphones for $4- but they don't inform you of this), dates on items (there's a list of the eras on the wall on one of the top galleries- I saw it at the end) a map of the any of the galleries Etc. I was also disappointed to learn that they have planetarium exhibits every day but when I ask them at the desk it had already ended for the day. I was there in time but they did not let me know that it was ending early. Overall staff needs more training and to be more informative.
  • July 7, 2017
    Was closed the first time we tried to come, so walked around the gardens which are filled with nice plants and neat architecture (photo op!!). When we eventually did see the museum, it was satisfactory — informative and overfilled with items, but not the most modern nor interactive of museums. I loved the little reading nook they have with Egyptian-themed reads, probably my personal highlight. Definitely educational and a good way to spend some down time. Also, AMA members get a discount on the entrance fee, so rememberer to bring + show your card!
  • June 18, 2017
    Educational, with good displays and knowledgeable staff. Delightful, Egyptian tomb recreation. While you need to pay to visit the museum, the grounds are free to explore. Lovely fountain. Serene​ reflecting pool and lovely plantings interspersed with early twentieth century replicas of ancient Egypt. Great for meditation and quiet walks.
  • June 19, 2017
    I love my Mummy, I do.. You will too when you go to this museum which I believe has the second largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, mummies, and information. {Largest I believe is in Germany} Plan on spending three to four hours in this multi-level building and the Planetarium next door. {They have movies there that are always interesting}. Plan your visit so you have plenty of time to see the exhibits, the movie, and then return to the exhibits and gift shop. The site has a gift shop, a parking lot out back, a flower and Koi pool garden, and much more. The entry fee is low and the value is tremendous. If you are in the San Jose area for one day, then I recommend going to the Winchester House in the AM, then to the Rose Garden and a restaurant for lunch, and then to this Egyptian Museum in the afternoon . It is a full day, but well worth it.
  • May 28, 2017
    Pros: Huge (many exhibits). Impressive (variety of carefully curated artifacts). Tour and tour guides are nice. Beautiful, calm outdoor area as well. Reasonably priced. Parking lot across the street is free and easy, and free street parking is available too. Cons: No hands-on or digital aspects, so best for kids who have a high interest and will commit to reading the panels.

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