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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Address: 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95191
Phone Number: 408-947-3635
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Description: Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the...
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.
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Such a great educational experience

I chaperoned my child's 6th grade class to the museum after they had completed the entire chapter on Egypt for History. It is an amazing place. I've lived here a very long time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I chaperoned my child's 6th grade class to the museum after they had completed the entire chapter on Egypt for History. It is an amazing place. I've lived here a very long time and had no idea it existed - I've always wanted to go to Egypt. This was a fantastic introduction. The artifacts alone take over an hour. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I work across the street from here and it is very well put together. Ancient relics take you back in time. King Tut, mummies learning TV for kids, etc. The self guided tour is cool, the Rosetta Stone replica is a sight to be seen. Parking is always available in the lot. Starbucks across the street and the Rose garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We took our children to visit the museum after they completed a year long study of Ancient Egypt. Our whole family enjoyed had a great time. The museum collection is extensive, well laid out, and incredibly educational. The rock tomb is particularly interesting. There is also much to see on the grounds, including a reproduction of an open air temple,... More 

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I can spend hours looking through this place. The kids will especially enjoy the mummies and the mock up of a tomb. I highly recommend.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the place to go for ancirnt Egyptian study. The museum is chockablock full of amazing artifacts. The replicated burial tomb is very interesting. The docents are helpful and knowledgeable. The grounds are also just lovely. Give yourself at least 3-5 hours to enjoy. Also, if you are interested in joining the Rosicrucians, there is information (they have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you like Egypt, visiting this museum is a must. Its replica of a Egyptian tomb is marvelous and its research library too. Plus, the gardens surrounding the museum also worth a walk

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our 6th grade class went to this museum as part of their unit on Egypt. The kids were truly blown away by all the treasures in this relatively small museum- 3500 year old rings, mummified kittens, a life size tomb, a scale model of the city.....wonderful, well explained, and thorough. What really made the trip special was out guide, Rebecca-... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Putting aside the society which established it, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is one of the finest exhibits of Egyptian artifacts I've visited in the United States. Our family found the experience one of the high-lights of our trip to San Jose. Educationally, I can't imagine any school studying Egypt not using it as a wonderful resource.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The grounds of the Museum were beautiful and the exhibits were very informative. A very good value. Admission wasn't expensive and we spent almost 4 hours there. I would highly recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum is truly amazing. Extremely educational and fun all. Make sure to see all of the exhibits, and take the tours.

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