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“Fun for all”

The Tech Museum of Innovation
Ranked #4 of 137 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This place was way more fun than I thought it would be! It is not huge, but it had many interactive activities to keep two 35 year olds entertained :). I thought it was cool that all the exhibit signs were included in Spanish as well as English. I also liked that there were some exhibits that highlighted how technology can be used for social justice purposes around the world.

Thank Princeza
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Very interactive with things to do for the whole family. A blast for the kids to the point they do not realize the experience is educational.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Our whole family has enjoyed this museum for two years in a row now. It is a great place to bring young people who are just a little too old to find the Children's Discovery Museum interesting.

The latest exhibit about music was so interesting and fun to visit. Elementary Teacher mom was excited to experiment with bending the sounds from electronic toys using playdough. We all enjoyed the IMAX film about the lemurs, but felt it didn't really make the most of the IMAX capabilities. Missed out on the Maker lab this go round. Just one fascinating exhibit after another. We really appreciated all the helpful and polite docents.

We'll be headed back next year! By the way, if you have a membership to your local museum, you should see if it belongs to the ROAM network. We were able to get four family members into the Tech for free because we had our home museum membership card in tow. Check online for more info!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Tech Museum is a great place to take kids when on holiday. There are lots of hands on activities for big and little kids.

Thank DanHOntario_Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Very cool museum....... I really liked the Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, and all the activities we did there!

Thank Saints6262
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