The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation The Tech Museum of Innovation is a must-see, must-do Silicon Valley experience. New exhibits! New movies! Hands-on science & IMAX! 201 South Market Street San Jose, CA, 95113 Phone: 408-294-8324
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. It has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth — Silicon Valley. Thanks to the vision of this institution’s leadership and unwavering support from staff members, volunteers, donors and patrons, The Tech has grown to be far more than just a museum. It is a valued community resource for education and innovation, one that in 2015 was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor a United States museum can achieve. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech for Global Good, The Tech celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. We are driven by our mission: to inspire the innovator in everyone.
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05/18/2019
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Everything is changing. All will be revealed on May 23. 👀

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05/15/2019

✔️ existing
✔️ giving a high five to your neighbor

Don't be so hard on yourself, single-celled organism from Creature Creation Station 🖤

05/13/2019
Social Robots

Social Robots is in playoff mode. 😎 #gosharks

No one inspires the next generation like mom. Happy Mother’s Day. 💜
05/12/2019

No one inspires the next generation like mom. Happy Mother’s Day. 💜

05/11/2019
Satisfying Science

(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ satisfying science ♥

This is visitor-grown biomaterial. Our scientists guess that this piece was made with white tea, oolong tea and sugar syrup!

05/09/2019
CIRCUITS AND ELECTRONICS

Electrify your world! Learn the fundamentals of Electronic Engineering in our Circuits and Electronics class at Summer Camps at The Tech. Wire in your imagination to everyday materials to create live circuitry and works of electronic ingenuity.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2KH6Mvl

05/08/2019
Viva CalleSJ

We're so excited for Viva Calle SJ! 🎉🚲

May 19 @vivacallesj in 12 Days! While you’re on the route, make sure you check out The Tech Museum of Innovation, or simply The Tech, is a museum located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in downtown San Jose. A lot of fun things to check out and learn! Don’t miss out! #TheTechMuseum #vivacallesj #vivacalle2019 #buildingcommunitythroughfun

“Increíble museo de tecnología en San Jose.” ✨⠀We ❤️ this perspective of the Living Colors Lab captured by...
05/07/2019

“Increíble museo de tecnología en San Jose.” ✨

We ❤️ this perspective of the Living Colors Lab captured by Daniel Rojas Rosa.

05/05/2019

Someone out there needs to see this right now. ❤️ #selfcare #bodyworldsdecoded

05/02/2019
LEGO© ROBOTICS

Release your inner Engineer and build a bot for an out of this world adventure. Using LEGO© Technic and NXT Platform, you will design and program an autonomous robot to collect Mars soil samples in LEGO© Robotics at Summer Camps @ The Tech. Challenge your skills with multiple ways to play the adventure!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2KGm2s7

We’re mesmerized by this piece of artwork in Body Worlds Decoded.⠀Artist and neuroscientist Greg Dunn created it thr...
05/02/2019

We’re mesmerized by this piece of artwork in Body Worlds Decoded.

Artist and neuroscientist Greg Dunn created it through the process of microetching.

The surface is colorless but creates vibrant blues and reds by precisely controlling how it reflects light. 🤯

GROW👏IT👏YOURSELF👏⠀We love what team GIY Bio Buddies is all about. These high school students are on a mission...
04/30/2019

GROW👏IT👏YOURSELF👏

We love what team GIY Bio Buddies is all about. These high school students are on a mission to make bio materials fun and approachable! They taught our visitors how to make kaleidoscopes, dolls and wings using kombucha leather. 🤯

Learn more: https://giybiobuddies.weebly.com/

04/28/2019
Sustainability Exhibit Prototype 👀

Sustainability is so important as our cities change and grow. Check out this prototype for our next big exhibit- built to withstand the most passionate (and pushy) little hands!

This has been us since the latest issue of Content dropped. 💁‍♀️Pick up a copy and read about the rockstars beh...
04/28/2019

This has been us since the latest issue of Content dropped. 💁‍♀️Pick up a copy and read about the rockstars behind our Experience Team!

Know a high school student who wants to make a difference in the world? We’re looking for two rising seniors and six r...
04/27/2019

Know a high school student who wants to make a difference in the world? We’re looking for two rising seniors and six rising juniors to join The Tech Student Board for the 2019-20 school year.

The group organized our hugely successful Youth Climate Action Summit last year, and we’ve got even bigger plans ahead!

Applications close on Tuesday, April 30. Learn more and apply at techclimatesummit.org. 📣🌎

Happy National DNA Day! In our Stanford Genetics activity, visitors use DNA sequences to reconstruct the stories behind ...
04/26/2019

Happy National DNA Day! In our Stanford Genetics activity, visitors use DNA sequences to reconstruct the stories behind ancient remains.

Studying DNA can help us discover what they looked like, what they ate and diseases they may have had.

Watching young people get excited about DNA is pretty cool but our favorite thing about this activity is the drawings left behind...

At just 8 years old, Xóchitl has designed and constructed a solar-powered device to heat water, using only recycled mat...
04/25/2019
8-year-old Mexican Girl Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize For Her Invention

At just 8 years old, Xóchitl has designed and constructed a solar-powered device to heat water, using only recycled materials. 🌎☀️

At just 8 years old, Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz has invented a device to help low-income families. The little girl from Chiapas was recognized by UNAM's Institute of Nuclear Sciences for h...

04/24/2019
3D Game Design

Why play like a pro when you can create like one? In 3D Game Design at Summer Camps at The Tech, you use Unreal Engine to create a real 3D video game of your own design. Build it from the ground up, choosing landscapes, textures, objects and more to challenge your crew’s gaming skills.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Xc9EBJ

A local group of teen makers are on a mission to make bio design colorful and FUN!⠀They’ll be taking over our BioTin...
04/23/2019

A local group of teen makers are on a mission to make bio design colorful and FUN!

They’ll be taking over our BioTinkering Lab for a workshop this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Join us as we use kombucha leather to create dolls, kaleidoscopes and 3D printed wings!

Learn more about the makers and their journey as the first high school team to compete in the BioDesign Challenge: https://giybiobuddies.weebly.com/

Every day our exhibits feature stories of people using tech for a sustainable mission, but on Earth Day we post about th...
04/22/2019

Every day our exhibits feature stories of people using tech for a sustainable mission, but on Earth Day we post about those exhibits. 🌎🤳#techforgood

So much plastic. So many solutions! We love exploring ways tech can help solve our planet's biggest problems.
04/21/2019
How Biotech is Breaking the Plastic Habit

So much plastic. So many solutions! We love exploring ways tech can help solve our planet's biggest problems.

Our next big exhibition will empower our community to live sustainably. Learn some small steps you can take right now to contribute to…

Fish waste as plant fertilizer?! AquaAWESOME.⠀Engineering students from SJSU are in the process of installing a smart ...
04/20/2019

Fish waste as plant fertilizer?! AquaAWESOME.

Engineering students from SJSU are in the process of installing a smart aquaponics system in our visitor-facing lab! 🤩 @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

04/18/2019
Pop Rocket Activity

Get your mad scientist on at Summer Camps at The Tech! Dive into Chemistry Creations where you can experiment hands-on with familiar substances, and make chemistry come to life in wacky ways.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Z5uAvQ

04/18/2019
Construction Montage!

Our engineering and exhibit teams have been hard at work... which can only mean... CONSTRUCTION MONTAGE

04/16/2019
Disneynature Penguins

See the incredible adventure of Steve the penguin as he tries to survive and thrive in the icy Antarctic. "Penguins" will be playing in our IMAX Dome Theater April 17 - 24!

See showtimes + get tickets at thetech.org/penguins.

The Tech is SHARKS territory! We’re celebrating the Sharks in the playoffs by bringing back the Skate Design Challenge...
04/13/2019

The Tech is SHARKS territory! We’re celebrating the Sharks in the playoffs by bringing back the Skate Design Challenge. Come build your own hockey skates, replacing the traditional steel blade with CDs, plastics, foams and other materials.

Experience it on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 15 - Friday, May 3rd.

Meet Micheala Yamash*ta. 👋 She’s an Experience Development Specialist here at The Tech!She led the development of o...
04/12/2019

Meet Micheala Yamash*ta. 👋 She’s an Experience Development Specialist here at The Tech!

She led the development of our latest Innovation on Ice Design Challenge: Code Teal. Her mission was to show young people that the applications of coding are ENDLESS. Because of this activity, 2,168 guests took block coding beyond the screen and onto a hockey rink. 👏

Swipe ➡️ to see some behind-the-scenes pics! @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

"In the major areas of the mission — navigation, communication, control systems, spacecraft design and tracking — th...
04/09/2019
Meet the women scientists who powered India’s Mars mission

"In the major areas of the mission — navigation, communication, control systems, spacecraft design and tracking — the women were leaders.” 🇮🇳

An excerpt from Minnie Vaid’s ‘Those Magnificent Women And Their Flying Machines: ISRO’s Mission on Mars’.

Just a few of the hovercrafts that engineers between 4-12th grade built for The Tech Challenge. 😱 We’re blown away ...
04/06/2019

Just a few of the hovercrafts that engineers between 4-12th grade built for The Tech Challenge. 😱 We’re blown away by the creativity of these young innovators.

The Tech Challenge: Signature Program of The Tech Museum
04/06/2019

The Tech Challenge: Signature Program of The Tech Museum

This year’s Bob Grimm Award for an Extraordinary Educator was given to Rosemary Baez and Ashley Diaz of Third Street Community Center.

The award is named after a long-time Tech Challenge champion. Grimm was a stalwart supporter of providing STEM education resources for all. Thank you Rosemary and Ashley for all you do to support young innovators.

04/03/2019

Gentle ripples, choppy waves, booming splashes. Your movements shape the sights and sounds you experience.😮⠀

Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming installation, “Resonance” created by @tish_studio. Coming soon to The Tech! 🌊

04/02/2019
IMAX

Immerse yourself in the end of the epic showdown against Thanos in our IMAX Dome Theater.

Tickets and showtimes: http://thetech.org/endgame

Check out the official IMAX trailer for Marvel Studios #AvengersEndgame, filmed with IMAX cameras. Experience it the way it is meant to be seen and see up to 26% more picture, only in IMAX theatres. April 26.

04/01/2019

What a weekend! Thank you to everyone who participated, cheered or volunteered in The Tech Challenge 2019: No Roads, No Problem!, presented by Dell.

It was a spectacular event where The Tech’s mission — inspiring the innovator in everyone — took center stage. We'll see you next year!

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201 S Market St
San Jose, CA
95113

General information

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary. Please see website for current schedule. Closed August 28 - September 1, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(408) 294-8324

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