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Hands-On After School Science Labs

The Tech Museum of Innovation enhances students' after-school experience by allowing them to explore science and technology topics in an interactive, hands-on setting.

Students can explore over 100 hands-on exhibits, engage in our gallery programs and Hands-on Science Workshop, wonder at our educational IMAX films, and/or get an in-depth, instructor-led lab experience.

Our After-School Labs utilize Design Challenge Learning, an exciting, hands-on approach that enables students to engage in an open-ended design process that results in an original, team-driven solution.

All of our after-school learning programs align with California Content Standards.

Engineering Adventures earthquake unit training for afterschool October 16 and 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oracle.
Looking for ways to prepare your afterschool youth for the 2015 Tech Challenge? Attend this three-hour hands-on workshop offered October 16 at The Tech and October 17 at the Gilroy Unified School District Office and learn to implement the Engineering Adventures earthquake unit with students in grades 4-5. Explore the engineering design process and learn about all seven Engineering Adventure units designed specifically for afterschool and freely available online. Space is limited, so we will limit to two attendees per organization. Please express interest by September 12; spots will be confirmed by September 30. Others will be placed on a wait list. No walk-ins. For the October 16 workshop, 9 a.m. to noon at The Tech, visit For the October 17 workshop, 9 a.m. to noon at the Gilroy District Office, visit:


After-School Labs can be booked Monday through Friday from October to June.
Choose from 4 different 45-minute design challenge labs.
Labs hold up to 32 students. Only $125 per lab.
Labs will start at 3:30 p.m.
Educational IMAX film showing at 4:00 p.m. Only $5/person.
Call Group Sales to book your After-School lab or educational IMAX film at (408) 294-8324.

Fees for After-School museum entrance may be waived for ASES and 21st Century-funded  programs.

For more information on making reservations and preparing for your visit, please visit Plan Your Visit.

For more information on free and subsidized transportation opportunities, please visit Transportation Support


After-School Labs for 2014-2015

Please check back soon for new and exciting After-School lab options.