Our Top 10 Stops for a Tech Road Trip


The Tech Museum; San Jose, Calif.

The idea here is to provide people of all ages a "Silicon Valley experience," complete with interactive exhibits on alternative energy, Earth sciences, genetics, microchips and virtual design. One such exhibit called "Infinite Creativity," allows visitors to test out the devices used for clicking and typing their way into the world of digital art. Here, a big screen displays each person's artwork as he or she seemingly splatters color and paint upon it. One can also check out a movie on the eight-story tall IMAX theater screen that boasts 13,000 watts of digital sound. You think Voldemort from the Harry Potter series seems frightening when his face is on the big screen? Wait until you view his reptilian mug blown up to 80-feet tall. Eeek!