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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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Very cool for kids of ALL ages

These guys always have something for all ages. Oh let's qualify that. For the wee little ones... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Jose
Stimulation for Inquisitive Minds

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Museum. Dearly wished I could have spent more time there, as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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%
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  • Poor4%
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“imax theater” (57 reviews)
“all ages” (60 reviews)
201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys always have something for all ages. Oh let's qualify that. For the wee little ones there's the Discovery Museum, for everyone else there's the Tech Museum. Like most museums there's a never ending stream of themes and exhibits, and don't forget the IMAX...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Museum. Dearly wished I could have spent more time there, as many of the exhibits needed adequate time for familiarization and use. A highlight for me was a 30-minute film in the amazing IMAX theatre. A slight irritation was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a museum at all - poorly named as there was no history focus. A great place for kids but not much appeal for adults and some of the interactive displays did not even work.

Thank Rosa0506
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place with lots of interactivity and pretty new technology, though I had thought that I would meet some tech that I had not experienced before given that this is the worlds centre of tech. But it WAS a good and well spend day!

Thank Mia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fascinating information. Disappointed that a lot of the interactive displays were not intuitive (and we're pretty tech savvy) and/or didn't work.

Thank Meagan Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the tech museum. There are three floors all with different focuses. You can do the whole museum in a few hours or just one floor. I have gone as a family with small kids as well as teens. Everyone loves it.

Thank Beth_Moscov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a lot of interesting technology activities on the museum, the kids can learn a lot, there is a waiting time to use each device so you need to go when is not so busy if not you will wait a lot each activity

Thank JLRendon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the virtual reality drawing. DNA exhibits were really detailed and well done - taught my son about transfection and plasmids - really neat. robot drawing also cool. Have a sort of escape the room activity

Thank Amyloidbeta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the little ones. They have many fun educational activities.parking is a bit tough to find

Thank EGar92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit for all,ages. So many things to learn about. Also a great gift shop for memorabilia for visitors

Thank LeanneLangan
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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.
10 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.
10 December 2016|
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Response from Francis P | Reviewed this property |
$24 for adults & $19 for kids