Holiday Activities at the Museum

Festive Fun for the Whole Family!

Create: All month long!
Skate: Saturday, December 21 – Sunday, January 5

Make this a December to remember with festive fun for the whole family! All month long, build snow scenes with artsy materials, create crystals, and paint your face like snow royalty.

Saturday, December 21

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Opening of the iceless rink

“Meet and Greet” with Ice Royalty

The magic begins on Saturday, December 21 with the opening of the museum’s new iceless skating rink at 11:00 a.m. The royal Ice Queen, Ice Princess and Chillman the Snowman will officially open the rink for amazing sock-skating through January 5.

Cambrian String Quartet will play festive music from 1 – 3 p.m. 

Step into a winter wonderland for all ages. The museum’s inside theater has been transformed into a magical place for creating holiday memories. Visitors are encouraged to flaunt their wackiest socks and slide over to the museum for endless family fun. It’s guaranteed to deliver all the thrills of skating without the chills and spills of ice.

Skating is included in the museum ticket price and the rink is open during regular museum hours. 

Photo opportunity for little ones: The royal Ice Queen, Ice Princess and Chillman the Snowman will be on-site for a “Meet & Greet” after the rink opens until 12:30 p.m.

Amazing Sock-Skating on the Iceless Rink:      Dec. 21 – Jan. 5

Create holiday art:                                                Dec. 3 – Jan. 5

·         Crystals Everywhere in the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio

·         Winter Wonder Sculptures in the Wonder Cabinet

·         Visitors can paint their face like snow royalty

WHERE:        Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose

Cost of admission: adults: $15; children: $15; seniors: $14; infants and members are free.

Included with museum admission. Get your tickets now!

About Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, the award-winning museum has welcomed over 9.4 million visitors and offers new exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs. In 2017, Bill’s BackyardBridge to Nature opened, doubling the museum’s exhibit space with a half-acre of nature exploration and science and environmental education. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations.  For more information, visit