Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose

4.3
#1 of 8 in Museums in San Jose
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. Put Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum into our San Jose planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Jose.
Create an itinerary including Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
map
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
680 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • What a fascinating place to visit. It's an experience, not just a visit to a museum. It begins with admiring the museum building itself, desert exotic, surrounded by tall palm trees, beautiful gardens...  more »
  • I hadn’t been here since my mom took my brother and I in elementary school, but since my husband had never been I thought we’d check it out. What’s great about this place is its not just a museum, it ...  more »
  • This place is definetly worth seeing, there are many fascinating exhibits here. The grounds are vast and beautiful, with many opportunities for photos. The tomb tour is a must and happens twice a day....  more »
Google
  • This museum is great. It's a great place to take your children so that they can see the way Egypt lived. The tomb tour is extremely interesting and it's very educational. I learned so measly things I had never heard of ancient Egypt. I was amazed by the way of life. The displays are really interesting as well. The garden outside of the museum is also wonderful. There are lots of great photo opportunities as well. My 8 year old enjoyed his time there and us adults did so as well.
  • If one has never seen any Egyptian artefacts, I think this is a very interesting museum. If you have, its nice, but not more. A lot is presented as is. I missed the explanation of why a lot. Why does this or that have five structures. Why this colour? But I had fun, the tour at 4:30 PM was for sure the best part. Kids had fun too.
  • We loved this place, though it could use some modern updates. Only $8/person or less if you're in the military or in education. Sooo much information and perfect for an Egypt enthusiastic. Definitely join the guided tours they offer. We listened to one on jewelry and it was very interesting. Also the Alchemy exhibit was fascinating. Very sad they didn't have a gift shop, though.
  • A little underwhelming and overpriced. Fairly small and almost no interactivity. There are some really cool artifacts and great explanations. I enjoyed the outside quite a bit too. Also I'm not sure if this is normal or their system was down but they had to write down my credit card information on a piece of paper? The connected planetarium was pretty bad though. While it is apparently one of the first ones in all of the US, when I went there, they only showed a tiny rectangular video on a corner of the dome instead of a proper dome experience. The video itself also seemed like a cheap 20 year old documentary you can just watch on YouTube. Definitely not worth the time.
  • Love love love the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum! I've been coming here since I was 7 or 8 and I have never gotten enough. After a long time without going, I took my kindergartner here for the first time a little bit ago and she loved it! I was impressed with how well they are keeping it up. Back in my day you had to wait for the guided tomb tour, not so anymore. It's open all the time! Come ready to learn and be amazed by one of the best Ancient Egyptian collections in the world!
Places to stay near Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Plan your trip to San Jose

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum by other users

25 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in San Jose BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in San Jose, Santa Cruz & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Jose BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in San Jose BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, beaches, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Santa Clara BY A USER FROM SOMALIA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in San Jose BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans