The Tech Museum is the only museum to offer visitors of all ages the unique comprehensive Silicon Valley experience with hands-on, interactive experiences in genetics, earth sciences, alternative energy, virtual design and microchips and lots more. Fun and learning combine in the beautiful contemporary museum built by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The Tech Museum is singularly focused on technology —how it works and the way that it is changing every aspect of the way we work, live, play and learn. Its people-and-technology focus and the integration of advanced technologies into visitor experiences and infrastructure, distinguishes it from other science centers.
The Tech Museum has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth. More than 5,000,000 visitors from all over the world have enjoyed a one-of-a-kind, up close view of Silicon Valley with hands-on, interactive exhibits, workshops, labs, youth programs along with signature programs such as The Tech Challenge, an annual design challenge for Grades 5-12 and The Tech Awards, an international award for technology benefiting humanity.
Experience three new galleries!
Explore The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery. Better than any other place, Silicon Valley makes the machines that revolutionize human thought, creativity and communication. Be immersed in exciting innovations in digital art, maps and nanotechnology.
Discover The Tech Challenge Gallery. Here, young people speak and demonstrate basic science concepts in their own words.
Be inspired in The Tech Awards Gallery as you learn about technology benefiting humanity.
The 132,000 square feet of The Tech Museum are shared by six major theme galleries packed full of one-of-a-kind exhibits, The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, an educational center for workshops and labs, an upscale cafe, and a retail store featuring books, gifts, and Silicon Valley items.
Visitors also can experience the largest IMAX screen in the West! Incredible documentaries larger than life with IMAX clarity and 13,000 digital watts of surround sound. Movies change frequently and are all PG-rated.
Located in Downtown San Jose. Schedule varies.
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