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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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Nice museum

We came here with 4 adults and 4 children under 6. Big fans. Plenty of things for both the kids... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Tech San Jose

Visited to see the bodyworks exhibition which was interesting and informative. The rest of the show... read more

Reviewed 6 days 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%
  • 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 4 days 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is mostly a kids museum. I wouldn't recommend it for date night. Some of the touch screens didn't work.

Thank Trea9mm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interactive museum with exhibits that can interest anyone with a sense of curiosity. Really a must see in the area.

Thank Aparna J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids love spending time at this museum. It has a lot of hands on exhibits and they can run from one to the next. Be sure to go downstairs to the earthquake simulator if you are visiting California and want to see what an...More

Thank Antonia C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great museum. Close to light rail stop at the convention center. Many hands-on activities for kids and adults. My favorite exhibit was a 3D environment (wearing the 3D goggles) where you could paint in 3D your own landscape around you.

Thank DHC518
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Not sure what to expect but all geared for children. Cafe was a good lunch stop. Did enjoy the Earth quake simulation. Went because the art museum was closed that day.

Thank Dan H
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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