The Tech Museum of Innovation engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives, and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. An expansive variety of interactive exhibits and unique floo … show more
The Tech Museum of Innovation engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives, and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. An expansive variety of interactive exhibits and unique floor programs showcase not just how technology works, but how it affects who we are and how we live, work, play and learn. The Tech's 132,000 square feet are divided among themed galleries focused on innovation, the internet, the human body, and exploration. In addition, The Tech also features the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater (Northern California's only domed IMAX screen), an educational center for workshops and labs, an up scale cafe, and a retail store featuring books, gifts, and only-in-Silicon Valley items. Annually, The Tech plays host to roughly 400,000 guests - 80,000 of whom visit as part of a school field trip - making it one of California's most popular destinations. The Tech is more than just a museum. Signature programs include Tech Challenge, an annual student design competition founded in 1988, and The Tech Museum Awards, which honors and awards people around the world who use technology to benefit humanity. Additionally, The Tech offers award-winning online exhibits, and the Robert N. Noyce Center for Learning, which encourages innovation and experimentation among teachers and students.
For awhile this museum was quite stagnant but they have been making themselves over and have some really amazing new exhibits. This is a museum for older kids and adults (younger ones should go to the children's museum).