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Tech Museum

Type of Attraction
Interests That Apply
Technology, Science, Math, Art, Engineering
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Price: $5-$10
See website for pricing details and to order tickets. Admission into the museum is included in the purchase of an IMAX ticket.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Assistance Available: Wheelchair Elevator
Notes: Disabled parking is available at the main entrance on South Market Street. There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms on each level, and free wheelchairs may be borrowed from the Security Office on the ground level. The IMAX theater has wheelchair spaces.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks
Restrooms: Available
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Tech Museum

Inspire Your Inner Innovator

Family Time

Address: Phone:
201 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
+1 408 294 8324


San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation is designed to inspire children's scientific curiosity, but adults who began as chaperones invariably find themselves becoming enthralled participants. Outside the mango-colored building is a tremendous, hypnotic Rube-Goldberg type of perpetual motion machine, famous for perplexing visitors for hours at a time with its spinning whirligigs and bouncing doohickeys. Inside is an array of hands-on exhibits employing scientific principles that yield exciting results for kids and grown-ups alike. Also, don't miss the IMAX theater, showing films on an enormous screen that literally fills your field of vision, an experience that you're not likely to forget soon. Come to the Tech Museum with an open mind, and give yourself a few extra hours just in case you don't want to leave.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Wed, 10am-8pm Thues-Sun
Notes: IMAX show times vary; check website for updated IMAX schedule. The museum closes for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Visit Time: 1.5hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: $5-$10
Price Notes: See website for pricing details and to order tickets. Admission into the museum is included in the purchase of an IMAX ticket.


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Train
Notes: This museum is in San Jose and to get there you either have to drive down Highway 101 or 280, or take CalTrain down the peninsula.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Validated parking is available at Second and San Carlos Streets Garage. If you bring your parking ticket in for validation, parking will cost no more than $5. Parking in garage is free on weekends, holidays, and on weekdays after 6pm.

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