VISITED AUGUST 2020 (GROUNDS ONLY)
THE MUSEUM ITSELF IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – WEBSITE CURRENTLY STATES THEY WILL BE CLOSED AT LEAST THROUGH MARCH 31
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE GROUNDS ONLY
When I first found out about the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, I was sooooo excited. An Egyptian Museum in San Jose! Let’s go! Only to find out quickly that they were closed because of the pandemic.
But then…. someone on IG had posted a few photos of the grounds of the museum, and they were beautiful.
We have not yet been to Egypt yet, but… we were in Quebec City a few years ago when their historical museum was doing a show on Egypt and we’ve been to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts many times (just to see their Egyptian wing). And of course the
Egyptian Wing (if you can even call it that, it’s so much more than a wing) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC (wow!).
One day, when we had gone to the Municipal Rose Garden (right down the street from the Egyptian Museum) I said, let’s just go check it out, we’re here already anyway (and Akaash was probably sleeping!)
We arrived at the entrance and I thought, this is cool! Let’s keep walking.
We walked around the whole grounds of the museum. I think there’s definitely enough to see to warrant a short trip and I personally think that kids would really like to run around this place.
We came on a warm weekend day, and there were only a few people around.
Stroller Friendly: 5/5
Parking: We were already parked at the Municipal Rose Garden and walked over, but I think you might be able to find closer street parking. The museum itself has a parking lot, but I’m not sure if it’s open, you’d need to contact the museum.
Food: Not available, but there are restaurants close by.
Bathrooms: Not available (but I think the bathrooms at the Rose Garden might be open, please check beforehand)
Comfortable coming by myself: Yes