Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191, USA
Sat, Sun 10am - 6pm
Wed - Fri 9am - 5pm
Delve Into Ancient EgyptThis museum has more than ancient Egyptian 4,000 artifacts -- the largest such collection in Western U.S. I found the sheer volume to be dazzling and a bit overwhelming; what I enjoyed most was the hieroglyph-lined tomb replica and a workshop on how to make hummus. The museum offers many other "live like an ancient Egyptian"-type workshops and lectures, as well as scavenger hunts for kids. Set aside time to wander through the Thebes-like grounds with its palm trees, statuary and reflecting pond.