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Tech Museum San Jose


The tech museum San Jose is also known as “The Tech Museum of Innovation”. The tech is located in the San Jose downtown area and is one of the major attractions of the place. The downtown area is a vibrant place with shopping centers, restaurants, and the art galleries. The Tech museum in San Jose is just another exemplary structure in San Jose city that attracts a lot of tourists every year. The museum hosts a number of exhibition and the exhibits are some of the most popular in the world.

Features of Tech Museum San Jose

The history of the Tech Museum in San Jose reveals that though the planning for the museum started from 1978 onwards, the museum in San Jose was opened only in the year 1990. The location for the first 20,000 square feet structure was the convention center. Few years later it had an area of 132,000 square feet and could houses thousands of visitors since then. The San Jose Tech Museum is an interesting and informative place for the technology lovers and science graduates. The Museum presently operates in three-floors and has a theatre called the Imax, gift shops, and cafeteria. There are four galleries in the three floors. The upper floor and the lower one have the “Theme Galleries”. The Imax theatre however remains one of the most visited by the young people. The theatre has a sitting arrangement of 295 people per show.

Galleries at Tech Museum San Jose

There are few permanent galleries in Tech museum of San Jose, California. They are-

  • Life Tech Gallery
  • Innovation Gallery
  • The Tech Virtual Test Zone
  • Exploration Gallery
  • Online exhibits
  • Green by Design
  • NetPlanet
  • The Spirit of American Innovation

    The Tech Awards Gallery housed in the San Jose Tech Museum is one of the most interesting initiative and program. It is meant for the extremely talented and scientific innovatory people who use the technology tool to improve and solve environmental, economic, and health related issues in the country. There are apparatus and scientific models in display among the other exhibits that would also help the rural industries and agricultural set up in the countries.

    The exhibits in the San Jose Tech Museum are largely comprised of interactive, innovative, themed, and new scientific models, technology, and invention. The galleries house models from life science, earth science, energy-saving, solar energy, eco-friendly energy, pollution-control, chemical science, physical science, engineering, computers, communications, and nuclear power.

    Entry fee to San Jose Tech Museum

    The facilities and tourist attraction that is offered by the Tech Museum is chargeable. The entry fees are as follows
  • Tour to museum and the Imax movie for all above three years of age- $10.00
  • Only Imax movie- $5.00
  • For members of the museum the charges for movie- $2.00

    The permanent exhibition has a price different from the permanent ones and the rate for all other exhibitions can differ from one another.

    The museum remains open on all other American calendar holidays except on Christmas (25th December) every year.

    San Jose Tech Museum location

    The Tech Musem
    201 South Market Street, Downtown
    San Jose- California- 95113

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