No one would expect the suburban “Rose Garden” neighborhood in San Jose to host a world class museum, and yet, it does. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum hosts the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America — including over 4,000 objects from pre-dynastic times through Egypt’s early Islamic era. This extensive collection includes real mummies and a wide array of artifacts from jewelry to sculpture and beyond.
One of the most popular exhibits is the underground tomb, which visitors can either explore on their own, or take a guided tour. Equally popular, the Rosicrucian Planetarium features films everyday at 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Just outside, you can explore a beautiful garden with fountain, Egyptian games and a research library.
After your visit, be sure to check out the Municipal Rose Garden across the street!