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Children's Discovery Museum is the stop just after the Santa Teresa (Guadalupe) Line splits off of the Winchester Line with the three-way junction where this line branches off San Fernando Street starting at the northern end of the platform. The stop is the northernmost stop to open on the first phase of the Guadalupe Parkway extension on August 17, 1990. It is also the only stop on this extension not in the middle of Guadalupe Parkway, just south of the station trains cross Woz Way (that is parallel, on the west side of this station) and Auzerais Avenue and enters the median of the Guadalupe Parkway that makes the line grade-separated.

The station itself has a single island platform for two tracks that is between these two intersections but has no direct entrances from these intersections. Instead the entrances at both ends of the station are pedestrian crossings over only the east, Alum Rock-bound, track and lead to sidewalks to the intersections along Discovery Meadow. The southern crossing leads to a covered walkway into the Children's Discovery Museum. The entire platform has an unusual and large concrete canopy structure covering nearly all of it and the design extends to the covered walkway to the museum. This structure has concrete beams holding up an extremely tall concrete block. These concrete blocks have other blocks that protrude over the tracks and cove a couple of supports for the catenary system. Most of the blocks are covered only from the top forming a full canopy. This allows the platform to have indirect lighting.
All Photos: 28 February, 2012

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Across from the station
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The platfrom with the disgused catenary supports
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A block from the station by a rubber ducky in the roof of the Children's Discovery Museum
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Behind a platform entrance
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View of the platform behind Discovery Plaza
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Southern platform entrance
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Crossing to the platform
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Column entrance
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Platform sign
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Original Tickets, Validator/Telephone/System map lettering, and a more modern platform direction sign
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The seal of San Jose inside a panel, surrouding a ticket machine
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The northern platform entrance at the junction with the Winchester Line
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