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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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  • This little museum is so very unique in that many of the artifacts have been there since 1936. It's unlikely you will see a similar collection anywhere outside a major museum exhibit. The staff is ver...  more »
  • The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in a must-see attraction in Silicon Valley. "Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit...  more »
  • I thought it was a museum, but it also seems to be a place where it is about an idea. They don't push it and the exhibits are not too bad. Don't expect a fantastic museum like in London, but it is qui...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful park like area to walk in with a coy pond. There's a 3,000 year old game to play outside that's quite fun. Lots of Egyptian artifacts to look at. Extremely friendly and helpful docents. Great place to take the family.
  • No spoilers... If you love this type of stuff, you just gotta go there. So many levels inside and out, it's truly breathtaking at times.
  • Best Egyptian Museum I've ever been to. Well, the only one, but it has a great collection of artifacts and reproductions. The "tomb tour" is good. There is also a planetarium attached that is in serious need of a renovation, but that does not detract from the Museum and the site (many of the things to see are actually outside).
  • We are a homeschooling family and studied about Egypt this year, so this was an exciting place for us. We learned so much, the tour guides were fabulous and it was so great to see a lot of stuff first hand. They have a lot of original pieces and mummies! Highly recommended and definitely take a tour. So worth it.