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The Tech Museum of Innovation

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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...more
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201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Tech Museum is a great way to get a feel for the technology that's revolutionizing the world over. At The Tech, you can get first hand experience with bioengineering experiments, be a cyber detective, and interactively study the anatomy of human body without using...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 September 2005

The museum was interesting and would be fit for younger children. There are a lot of interactive stations that young children can participate in. I would not recommend this for older people looking for an informational exhibit museum.

6  Thank Kbeaver10
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had time to kill and, having volunteered at the old Tech Museum in the early 90s, I thought I'd check this out. There are lots of different exhibits and I think families could spend hours there with all the interactive stuff that kids love....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was not a good visit. Some exhibitions were closed and I definitely did not want to see the dead bodies exhibition! One item was great - bacteria thingy - because the assistant was great. Other assistants were kind of tired/tiresome and this was a...More

Thank what1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent nearly 3 hours in this interesting museum and we could have spent the whole day there. It was enjoyable even though there were many school children groups. It’s spacious and well maintained. Nice gift shop, too. We bought our tickets online. It was...More

Thank JVTietjens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum advertised itself as breaking edge new technology of Silicion Valley, however it was dissapointing to say the least. The some of the staff were friendly enough, however the exhibits were kind of lacking. Being into art I was so excited to try out...More

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family friendly museum dedicated to technology. It was a little bit geared more towards teens and adults. A very long line at the DNA cell building exhibit as well as the VR exhibits. They are part of ASTC reciprocal program. Double check...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring the kids. Bring the Grandparents. This place is for everyone. It's well layed out and there is lots to do and see. Good value for the money too.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Located inside downtown. Mostly suitable for kids as it can explain practically technical stuff. Still adults can enjoy the contents. Please make sure to take your school going kids.

Thank ANANTHARAJ T
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

After two hours we had barely worked through the outstanding interactive activities on the top floor and were still going strong. We listened to each of the special tech for global good displays, and each provided just the right amount of clear content to understand...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a good place for the small set. Pre school, kindergarten etc. parking and access are easy. Staff is very helpful

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. I love the many different t technology expositions they have. It’s a place to enjoy and learn. Also, if you have time, stay and watch a movie I’m their imax theater, this theater is different. It feels like your in the...More

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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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