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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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Great day with teens

This is a good way to spend hours playing with your kids. There are many hands on exhibits that enable the kids to see and understand the science behind the technology.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a good way to spend hours playing with your kids. There are many hands on exhibits that enable the kids to see and understand the science behind the technology.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Full of interesting facts. Kids will love it. Unfortunately, it's not so interesting for adults! However you can still have fun with the iMax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This place was very cool and had so many things to see from robots to genetics lessons, roller coaster design, space exploration and an earthquake! Youngest in our group was 13. I don't know that really young children would enjoy it, but we all had a great time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a typical interactive museum that any big city has. It is more relevant in that it has (as the name implies) lots, but not only tech displays. Probably the one that is the most fun is the simulated earthquake where you can experience the Northridge, Japan, and other ranges of earthquake levels. In my opinion I believe that... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Tech Museum is one of the best interactive museums every! There are lots of interesting displays showing how all different kinds of technology work. My personal favorite is the medical tech section, where you can learn about genes. You can even replicate real jellyfish genes! There is an iMax theater, where they show educational films. Overall, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited the IMAX theater to see “Jerusalem”. It was a fascinating documentary that focused on Jewish, Christian and Muslim people living in Jerusalem and how they are three distinct groups with very little social interaction. The theater was clean and what we would expect from an IMAX establishment. Did not visit the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have been here several times and make this a weekend. We stay at the Fairmount, go to the Tech Museum and have an early dinner at Back-A-Yard! The wonderful thing about the Tech museum is that there is truly something for everyone. Be sure to sign up for the activities as there can be a line sometimes. Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Have been here many times. Exhibits are always changing. Fund interactive exhibits to learn about technology. Good for young children to the older adult.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There are 3 levels, levels 2 and 3 have exhibits and the first floor has a theater. Plenty to do but expect a good crowd during the school year until after lunchtime since they do bus schools for field trips. Prices are decent and you can use your first visit payment towards a membership after you've been through your first... 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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