Museums & Galleries

Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
(408) 298-5437
More than 3 million happy customers have used the 52,000-square-foot learning and discovery center for exploration and fun. Clifford the Big Red Dog, Alice in Wonderland and other kid favorite characters have shared space with permanent exhibits that are refreshed regularly.

Peralta Adobe & Fallon House
175 W. St. John St.
(408) 993-8182
Don’t just read downtown’s history, live downtown’s history. Built 100 years apart, both structures tell the story of early settlement.

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market St.
(408) 271-6840
Contemporary art that makes you think and have an emotional reaction. Since establishment in 1969, The San Jose Museum of Art has grown from small civic art gallery to a museum in the 10th largest city in America.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First St.
(408) 971-0323
This museum celebrates the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles. Artwork transcends cultures, ages and gender. Quilts and textiles have been more reflective of society than you might think. Go take a peek.

The Tech Museum
201 S. Market St.
(408) 294-8324
The Tech Museum is a must-see, must-do Silicon Valley experience for all ages. Explore how technology and science affect the way we live, work, play and learn. Over 100 hands-on exhibits, an 8-story IMAX dome theater help bring science and technology to life.

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. 5th St.
(408) 294-3138
The mission of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is to collect, preserve and share Japanese American art, history and culture with an emphasis on the greater Bay Area.  Common Ground exhibit showcases San Jose’s historic Heinleville Chinatown and Japantown.

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art and Design
366 S. First St.
(408) 271-5155
Respresenting and promoting urban contemporary art and culture in its many forms. The gallery also promotes and supports emerging and established artists.

KALEID gallery
88 S. Fourth St.
(408) 947-1785
KALEID features over 60 artists from the San Jose area. The gallery showcases fine art limited editions and creative gifts in a wide range of mediums and price points originating from the artists themselves.

MACLA: San Jose Center for Latino Arts
510 S. First St.
(408) 998-2783
An energizing contemporary arts space where Latino artists create and showcase new work in the visual, literary, and performance arts to help define, interpret, and transform society.

Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery
1 Washington Square
San Jose State University
(408) 924-4328
The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is the main gallery and presents six exhibits annually of work by professional artists. Each year there are exhibits of contemporary design, history of art, a collaborative exhibition with other art institutions in the Bay Area, and a special exhibition and residency.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 S. First St.
(408) 283-8155

The ICA reflects and interprets the cultural and technical diversity of the region and engages Bay Area audiences through innovative visual art exhibitions and educational programs. They present forward-looking, thought-provoking, and exciting contemporary art by emerging and established Bay Area artists.

Works/San Jose
365 S. Market St.
(408) 300-6405
Works/San Jose provides an accessible, supportive and welcoming art center and serves as the South Bay community’s creative laboratory where people can experiment, exhibit and engage with art and each other.