201 South Market St San Jose,
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The idea for The Tech Museum was little more than a dream back in 1978 when the Junior League of Palo Alto – and later the San Jose Junior League – struck upon a grand plan to create a dynamic learning center devoted to science and technology. Twelve years later, ‘The Garage’ swung open its doors at downtown San Jose’s former convention center on San Carlos Street and quickly became a valuable educational resource for children and young adults. Just eight years later, The Tech Museum moved into a bigger, dazzling 132,000-square-foot mango-and-azure-colored domed building, unlike any other in the Silicon Valley or the world. The Tech has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth and a showcase of the latest blockbuster exhibits, high-tech gizmos and wondrous gadgets that continue to define Silicon Valley.
The Tech’s mission is to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in science and technology experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought and inspire action. The Tech Museum does this through content and programs featuring ‘The Spirit of Silicon Valley’ inspiring people, inventions and mind-set that continues to make this region the leading source of science and technology innovation.