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The Tech Museum of Innovation

Address: 201 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: +1 408-294-8324
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Ranked #9 of 66 Attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Hiking
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.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I went to see Interstellar on the IMAX and it was ok. You have to keep your neck cocked the whole movie and it is uncomfortable for that long of a duration. My Oakley sunglasses fell at some point during the movie (I had them on when I went in cause we were taking pictures and I was wearing them)... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This place was no more than a kids museum with a few exhibits given as tax write offs by companies in the area. To live in the area and have no other access to Children's Museum, do not waste time and money

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antioch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

brought my grandson here today, many areas blocked off for improvements/construction got a discount off the original price on the way out, the things that were open we're to be honest pretty mediocre at best. one thing that was very good was the 45 minute IMAX movie, the screen was unlike anything I'd ever seen and the grandson was messmerized... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First of all, you have to be very careful with parking, they recommend the Convention Center parking, which proved difficult to find. Otherwise you might get ripped off with costly parking nearby. The good part: the earthquake simulator and the funny supervisor, who was very willing to share his knowledge with us. The bad: many attractions were closed or undergoing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This review is only for the IMAX Globe Theater. While Interstellar is a great movie but I do not recommend watching it in this theater because the seating is too close to the dome and the movie display extends to the entire ceiling, which makes it very difficult to watch. (FYI - We were sitting near the middle row and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I like the exhibits. Lots of things to experiment with and try out. Most interesting was the earthquake and astronaut experience. A lot more for kids then adults but nonetheless worth a visit.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's an awesome place for tons of activities. I've cherished many exhibitions here and also enjoyed a 3-D movie at the IMAX but today enjoyed partying at Tech Museum ringing the year 2015 in style! Loved it!

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Spent 2 hours here at Tech Museum. It was good to see all the technology contributors who are helpful human kind in the world. I also experienced simulated earth quake here. The gift shop was good. Watched Interstellar at the Imax located in this museum. One-time visit for sure for everyone..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Visited 12/29 and whilst there's a sufficient amount to see and do we managed to enjoy very little of it. Firstly, the place is geared up strongly towards a younger audience and the place will be full of them, running around, screaming, smashing every exhibit there is even if others are in the middle of viewing them. We found a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

IMAX is splendid.seating is so cool. The theater does not hold a large number of people but we were very lucky to watch this successful movie from Christopher Nolan right from the top row.Truly a real experience.

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