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The Tech Museum of Innovation

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Address: 201 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: +1 408-294-8324
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Description: The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors...
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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I went here on a day when entry was free so it was saturated with people. But it offers a lot of interactive stations for kids to enjoy their visit. Adults can also enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Caanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

As a science centre officianado, the Tech Museum is WONDERFUL! If you live in San Jose, I could really see a lot of value of getting a membership and visiting again and again. They have wonderful attentive staff an the exhibits are being renewed with new things coming!

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Silicon Valley, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We "won" two tickets to the Tech in a silent auction so finally decided to visit this museum in our own home town. We had enjoyed the Franklin Institute of Science in Philadelphia, designed for interactive experiences. That museum paled in comparison. At first, it is a bit overwhelming because it isn't a "typical" building with expected angles and areas.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting especially with kids. It is a good place to spend a couple of ours the whole family. They have different interactive robotic exhibits.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If your children are in to science and technology - this is the place if visiting San Jose. Nice way to get out of the heat and spend the day learning while having fun.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Most of the exhibits were either completely not functioning or just so old and dirty that they no longer even seemed relevant. The grime on some of the tables and things that you are supposed to touch made me feel like a germaphobe (which I usually am not). I had heard about this place but I cannot understand how a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went here on a day when entry was free so it was saturated with people. But it offers a lot of interactive stations for kids to enjoy their visit. Adults can also enjoy the experience too. There are also some kind of documentary like movies you can see in 3D or Imax. Very easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When you come to San Jose, you have to spend sometimes at this museum. You can very much learn about silicon valley from this place. If you have young kids, they would love to hands on with these hi tech stuff. If you get there at the right time, you would be able to try out the Segway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great tech museum in the heart of Silicon Valley. Fun for adults in town for business and families. Wonderful place to host an evening event. I spoke at Wharton Fellows event for 100 in the middle of the exhibit area with cocktails and dinner on the roof over looking the city. Cooperative staff and a wonderful event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are always changing and there are many hands on activities. The IMAX theater is unique in its design and makes for a great experience. If you are looking for educational gifts for kids the science store is well stocked too,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting this museum for years. At christmas I became a member. I returned a week ago and still the innovations and technology they have on view is unbelievable . The museum wants people to participate in the exhibits. Children love this place as much as adults. I participated in the Biometric exhibit. I was hooked up to... More 

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Address: Address: 201 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: +1 408-294-8324
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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