Museums in Gilroy


Admission for Two or Four, or a Dual/Family Membership to San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (Up to 48% Off)

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Museum with the mission to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles

$16 $10

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$14 for Two Museum Admissions at Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose ($24 Value)

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

More than 150 exhibits let kids view mammoth bones, make giant bubbles, and create art

$24 $14

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Computer History Museum Visit for Two with Optional T-Shirts, or a Visit for Four or Six (Up to 52% Off)

Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum

History museum showcases the evolution of computing from ancient artifacts to contemporary mobile devices with interactive exhibits

$30 $15

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Military Aviation Museum Visit for Two or Four at Moffett Field Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Moffett Field Historical Society

Mountain View

Peruse 13 exhibits that chronicle history of flight with artifacts such as a full P-3 cockpit and equipment from NASA aviation flight tests

$16 $10

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Visit for Two or Four to the USS Hornet Museum (50% Off)

USS Hornet Museum

USS Hornet Museum

Aircraft carrier that served in World War II and Apollo recovery holds four levels of ship quarters, exhibits, and panoramic views of bay

$40 $20

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Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (50% Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland Aviation Museum

Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

$20 $10

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Museum Visit for Two or Four with Poster at The Beat Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Beat Museum

North Beach

Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

$31 $12

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

JEREMIAH O'BRIEN LIBERTY SHIP

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

$24 $12

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Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95

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Individual or Family Membership to The Mexican Museum (Up to 48% Off)

The Mexican Museum

Fort Mason Center

A visit to the museum shows off centuries of art from artists with unique perspectives

$60 $35

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Admission for 2, 4, 6, or Up to 15 at The GLBT History Museum (Up to 52% Off)

The GLBT History Museum

Gay History Museum

Encompassing 100 years of the city’s GLBT history, the museum includes sections on drag culture, radical activists, and the AIDS epidemic

$20 $10

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Individual or Family Membership at the Cartoon Art Museum (40% Off)

Cartoon Art Museum

Yerba Buena

A year of admission and other perks at a museum that celebrates all cartoons, from anime and video games to TV shows and Sunday funnies

$45 $27

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$30 for Armory Tour for Two at SF Armory (Up to $50 Value)

SF Armory

SF Armory

Employees lead 90-minute tours for guests aged 18 & older through five floors of historic armory & elaborate adult-film sets

$50 $30

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  • National Steinbeck Center
    What can a single human build with just his words? In the case of John Steinbeck, the answer to that question is an entire museum. Located in the Nobel-Prize-winning author's hometown of Salinas, California, the National Steinbeck Center immortalizes the author's writing with three-dimensional exhibits that show how Steinbeck championed the human spirit. Size: interactive exhibit spaces, rotating galleries, and seven exhibits based on the author's famous and lesser-known works Eye Catcher: Steinbeck's real camper from his travelogue Travels with Charley: In Search of America Don't Miss: personal belongings from the Steinbeck family Crown Jewels: journals and artifacts that inspired East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men Special Programs: panel discussions with filmmakers and other artists; a weekly book club; a sudden desire to re-write your middle school English paper
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    1 Main St.
    Salinas, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
    With permanent exhibitions including an observation beehive, snake display, and touch pool full of wiggly aquatic life, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History appeals to both individuals and families looking to learn more about the naturally occurring world around them. The museum's current exhibition, Bones: An Inside Look at Nature, explores adaptation and biodiversity by looking at the skeletons of different animals, a bone-crown topped with the skelegem of a never before seen whale fossil, whose age is counted in the millions.
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    1305 E Cliff Dr
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Museum of Art and History
    The Museum of Art and History's magical meld of contemporary art and Santa Cruz County history came into being in 1996, when the art museum and the Santa Cruz Historical Society were fused. An individual membership gets you free admission to the museum's diverse collection, invitations to members-only exhibition previews, a discount to the museum's public programs, and, among other benefits, resistance to the wail of the banshee. Revisit the days of writing on paper and typing with one finger at the Don’t Forget to Write: Correspondence in the Pre-Electronic Age exhibit, which compares 1918 wartime letters with 2010 Facebook posts and showcases out-of-date communication methods, such as typewriters, fountain pens, and styrofoam cups connected by floss. Machines of Memory: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Joseph Zirker, an exhibit about the Bay Area printmaker's innovative work and methods, displays three- and two- dimensional compositions aglow with biomorphic shapes and symbols.
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    705 Front Street
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Art Museum of Los Gatos
    The Los Gatos Weekly-Times profiled the Museum of Los Gatos and its new Duchamp exhibit and community outreach efforts. Culturevulture.net and VIA magazine featured the museum as part of profiles on Los Gatos. The Los Gatos Observer reviewed a number of exhibits at the Museum of Los Gatos.
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    4 Tait Ave
    Los Gatos, CA US
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation
    Its name may contain the word "museum," but The Tech Museum of Innovation prefers not to wallow in the past. Since its earliest days in 1978, it has exhibited the timeless principles of science while also celebrating the latest in technological achievement. In doing so, the institution inspires visitors to apply that same spirit of creative problem-solving to all aspects of life. Size: the mango-and-azure domed building fills 132,000 square feet with hundreds of interactive exhibits and six labs Hands-On Experiments: ride in a jet-pack chair worthy of NASA, feel what it's like to experience an earthquake, or grow jellyfish DNA in a lab Eye-Catchers: the creations inside Social Robots, where visitors design and build robots before dressing them up in hats that a human could never pull off Permanent Mainstay: The Tech Awards Gallery, a showcase of past inventions and inventors from the museum's annual Tech Awards Visiting Exhibit: REBOOT:music lets you create modern music with high-tech devices; try the L?HA! Laser Harp, which substitutes laser light for strings Don't Miss: The Tech Studio, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prototypes and fabrication of upcoming exhibits?and lets visitors be among the first to test them
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    201 S Market St
    San Jose, CA US
  • San Jose Museum of Art
    Since 1969, the San Jose Museum of Art has acquired works that define the art of the time. Over the decades, that has included abstract paintings from the mid-20th century, sculptures from Bay Area artists, and new media works that echo the rise of Silicon Valley. Many have been drawn to the museum's artistic cause; in fact, more than 95% of the permanent collection has come from donations. Inside the Rotating Collection: paintings, sculpture, installations, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist's books. Exhibits this fall include Robert Henri's California Portraits, Momentum: an experiment in the unexpected, David Levinthal: Make Believe, and more. Hands-On Activities: Visitor photography encouraged; free Art Packs filled with gallery activities; sketching and poem-writing activities The Building: a 19th-century library with a new wing added in 1991 to accommodate the growing collection Pro Tip: the museum stays open late (until 8 p.m.) on the third Thursday of every month Special Programs: free guided tours, artist interviews, and a kids' art camp
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    110 S Market St.
    San Jose, CA US

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