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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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Really cool place!

I was in San Jose for the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology conference) so being from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pickering, Canada
via mobile
Yes for adults, but not for little ones

The Tech continues to do a good job of showing some of the inner workings of Silicon Valley... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in San Jose for the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology conference) so being from another science centre, believe me when I say, this place rocks! Lots to discover with technology as it's foundation. They have a fairly new Bio Med area with...More

Thank CanadianVacationer04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tech continues to do a good job of showing some of the inner workings of Silicon Valley. Interesting interactive exhibits on computer security & other topical subjects. But it's for ages 14+, I'd say. A few families there with younger kids didn't have much...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tech Museum is a cool place to take the kids, lots of hands on science experiments and displays. After all it's in the hart of Silicon Valley. It has the best I-Max I've ever seen, it is a dome like screen that goes over the...More

Thank kevinoE6598GW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many exhibisions are interesting. Especially , "Mars" was the best for me. The gift shop was also exciting and I bought several goods that were unique I might not able to buy at other place.

Thank KenYonemitsu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place for nerds but not for advance user. not really much to see compare to what promoted to expected by me before visiting. can be nice place for school students or housewives.

1  Thank Neeraj771
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with 4 adults and 4 children under 6. Big fans. Plenty of things for both the kids and adults. I really liked the VR station. My daughter also liked the DNA station and the computer painting station. I got a magnet for...More

Thank X9555EDmarkh
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Visited to see the bodyworks exhibition which was interesting and informative. The rest of the show was mainly aimed at children with lots of hands on exhibits.

Thank grwpl
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I've gone here several times with my children and this is probably one of the best places to go and learn about technology in the bay area. Great for both young and old alike! I'm a techie and find even I was learning a lot...More

Thank satcon25
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was a great family experience. Lots of great exhibits, that are fun and interesting for the entire family. Different exhibits that were geared for different ages, and education levels of technology. It gives many opportunities for families to experience up close, and hands-on, which...More

Thank Embraceyourjourney
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Principally for young kids but very crowded due to many of the exhibits not working. Interesting hands on exhibits but were unmaintained and some very dirty. Concept is nice but not worth the trip downtown.

Thank servojo
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Ann H
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Response from Kirsten B | Reviewed this property |
My high school freshman enjoyed aspects of it, but it may be too young for your son.
11 December 2016|
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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.
11 December 2016|
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Response from Francis P | Reviewed this property |
$24 for adults & $19 for kids