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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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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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the most informative tech museum I have been in the bay area. very good for young adults to learn high tech.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the most informative tech museum I have been in the bay area. very good for young adults to learn high tech.

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Thank Fred A
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this local attraction. Luck to live in the silicon valley. The downtown tech museum makes you feel the top technologies are just your finger points. A lot of hands on exhibitions that both adults and kids enjoy.

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Thank MeByTheCreek
Clovis, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our 10 year old daughter here for a family field trip and it did not disappoint. We spent the day and only got through one level. Took our time and enjoyed wearing the sensors and how they track you and your moods. VERY COOL ! We bought a member ship and will be returning again soon

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Thank ellen u
Delft, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits are nice and interesting also for adults. But the entrée fee is way too high. Go for the final hour discount and you can still see ever thing.

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Thank Steffan N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tech Museum is an awesome place for everyone. It's focus is technology and science presented in fun and creative ways for both kids and adults. There are three levels of activities to explore so you can easily spend a couple hours here. Other on-site activities include the IMAX theatre, a food cafe, and a gift shop -- all of... More 

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Thank Miles N
Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you aren't comfortable with technology, you and yours will enjoy this interactive museum. I went with my 8 and 10 year old grandchildren and they loved every minute. It was full of high end new inventions along with helpful everyday info to improve your computer work. We also watched a Robot movie and the kids thrilled at the... More 

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Thank GGMaSue19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED IT! Wish we had one here in Sacramento. If going to the IMAX sit as high up as possible so you don't get so much of a crick in your neck looking up and around. The Galleries are awesome and interactive for any age and the staff is wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is one of those places that pretty much sums up Silicon Valley when you first move here. I waited a year and a half to go, and was told that I'd really enjoy it. I did not read reviews online, so that's totally my fault. This place is solely and completely and totally for kids. Being a young... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for kids to visit (very interactive) but if you are an adult (visiting without kids), then I would skip it. I also found the price of admission to be steep.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interactive, excellent for children, the kids were running around learning and having a great time

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