The Tech Museum of Innovation
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $10 general admission includes one IMAX movie | under 3 free
Parking: Yes - validated parking is available
Features: Shop, Wi-Fi, Snack Stand, Restrooms, Handicap Accessible, Family Friendly, Changing Table
The Tech Museum sits in the heart of Silicon Valley, the tech-based business mecca of California. With over 250 hands-on exhibits in five themed galleries, The Tech Museum's goal is to inspire the innovator within each visitor. Exhibits include piloting a robotic dog, floating in a space-age jet pack, designing roller coasters, producing movies, creating webpages, controlling computer-generated avatars, understanding power as generated by natural resources, and more.
The museum also houses the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater, a theater with an eight-story high screen showing amazing movies in crystal clear visual and auditory qualities. The schedule of movies is listed on The Tech Museum's site.
Effective July 1, 2011, The Tech Museum has new admission pricing. Admission includes one free IMAX movie viewing; additional movie tickets may be purchased for $5. For free admission days, please click here.
Hours of operation: Daily, 10am - 5pm; closed only on December 25. Information on parking is available here.
A number of special events occur throughout the year, including sleepovers, scout offerings, and summer camps. For a full listing of special events, please visit the museum's Youth and Family Programs page.
Reviewed on 06/20/2011
The Tech Museum is by far one of the best museums in Northern California. If your child is even remotely into science and technology, add this to your must do list and push it right to the top.
The super-duper innovative exhibits begin before visitors even walk through the front door. A giant marble run, with twists, turns, drops and lifts wowed us at the museum entrance.
Once we were inside and squared up with admission,...more