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The Tech Museum of Innovation

201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most innovative place on Earth. The 132,000 square foot museum is one of the nation's premier science and technology museums. The Tech is dedicated to inspire the innovator in everyone. Through fun, hands-on experiences and one of-a-kind floor programs, many supported by Stanford and NASA, the museum unleashes the creative sparks hidden within. Enjoy the largest IMAX dome screen in the West with its eight story-high screen and digital surround-sound system. New! Build, program, and decorate a "social robot" or explore The Tech Studio, a unique space that boasts the latest in cutting-edge digital fabrication with 3D printers, CNC machines, and laser cutters. With so many experiences at your fingertips, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Don't miss the last chance to see Star Wars (R): Where Science Meets Imagination, the exhibition. Open now through February 23, 2014. This is the first and last chance to see this 10,000 sq foot exhibition that includes 80 authentic costumes from all 6 films, plus interactive hands-on labs. Museum opens at 10:00 a.m.; closing times vary.
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201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pretty excited to check this place out! I was in San Jose for a day and had some time to kill before meeting up with some friends. I saw advertisement for The Tech and looked at their website. It looked pretty cool! If...More

3  Thank thedopplereffect
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the tech museum after my friend recommended the place... The dome theater is amazing. I watched 2 movies back to back... The gallery is okay though.. Good for kids...

Thank kalyani s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there expecting something different. Basically a children’s museum; very boring for adults. If u have kids, they might like it but if not, skip it.

1  Thank karen19752016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tech is awesome. Fun for the whole family to learn about many of the products that we use every day as well as innovations in the periphery of our lives. They also have an IMAX theater.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

It was an out of the world experience with interactive models on several scientific subjects such as Robotics, IT / cyber , Anatomy, space etc. Spent the whole day from 10 to 5 PM but could have spent even more. Should not miss the Earthquake...More

Thank Nirmal M
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I really enjoyed this place. There is a lot to learn here and you can find some really interesting things that I haven't seen elsewhere. Go visit them!

Thank marytingsley
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I come here when had some time to kill, I have always wanted to see the body works exhibition which was really interesting but the rest of the museum is aimed purely at kids so was disappointed for the ticket price

2  Thank The_Hallams_x
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I had a simple question for this museum. I found an incomplete answer on their website and I required a more complete answer. So, I called their listed help number and followed the automated menu to the help line. I was hold for over 9...More

1  Thank Hei N
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We went during the weekend so it wasn’t overly busy and parking was simple. Not to mention the museum will validate parking in the garage across the street on weekends, which was an added bonus. Had a lot of interesting exhibits and hands on activities....More

Thank Vegasdja
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Body Worlds exhibition. Very small, so they must only exhibit a fraction of it. Rest of the museum is ideal for children with all the interactive stands and very basic explanations.

1  Thank Brian R
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Spencerfamily921
8 May 2018|
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Response from ina504 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fine for a 3 yr old- there’s a small nursery section (science play) and if it’s possible to split up i.e. 2 adults, one can go there for a while while the other takes the older child around. The 7 yr old is... More
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Response from cherylmE1622JL | Reviewed this property |
I visited last December. I suggest you check their website. They are usually very busy this time of year.
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