Hands-on Adventures at The Tech Museum in San Jose
201 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113-2008
Phone: (408) 795-6202
http://www.thetech.org/

Explore the Spirit of Silicon Valley through hundreds of hands-on interactive exhibits, an eight story high IMAX theatre, and various virtual-reality gadgetry.

The heartland of American innovation features one of the country’s most dynamic museums devoted to technology. Enjoy an up close view of Silicon Valley at  The Tech Museum in San Jose. This one-of-a-kind museum sets your brain cells whirring with countless interactive exhibits. Learn about the magic of the internet plus the latest technical discoveries relating to genetics, earth sciences, alternative energy, virtual design, and microchips. Experience The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theatre, the world’s most powerful and immersive movie experience.

Permanent exhibits include The Tech Awards Gallery, with incredible stories about how technology benefits us all. The Tech Challenge Gallery demonstrates basic science concepts by young people explaining them in their own words. And don’t miss The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, showcasing the machines that revolutionize human thought, creativity and communication. You are immersed in exciting innovations in digital art, maps, and nanotechnology. There is also an educational center, an upscale cafe, and a retail store featuring books, gifts, and only-in Silicon Valley items.