Sunday, September 21
You don’t know the Children’s Discovery Museum until you’ve been in charge of four first graders there on a field trip. You learn the layout and hiding spots in this museum pretty quickly.
So, I advise going with a spouse or friend, and you’ll be in for a treat. This SJ institution has a fire truck and ambulance kids can climb on and “drive.” You can make cornhusk dolls (we have a dozen at home - do you want one? My daughter will happily make one for you). You can make art projects, and watch tennis balls go through an elaborate maze, powered by kids. And the waterways exhibit, with sprays of water holding balls aloft, fascinates even the parents.
On Sunday, September 21, admission to the CDM is free, for “Mariachi Family Day.” In addition to the regular offerings, and the temporary Alice’s Wonderland exhibit (closing January, 2009), you’ll find additional activities, performances and workshops.
180 Woz Way, San Jose. (408) 298-5437
Noon to 5:00