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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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we brought there our 5th and 8th graders and they were absolutely amased it's pure fun (OK, you may learn something if you really want to), not very educational yet still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My son loves this museum. The exhibits change often enough in which you don't get board going over and over again. Kids learn with hands on science and tech. Loads of fun! There is also and IMAX and special exhibits. Get an annual family pass!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have been a member for three years and always enjoy a trip to the Tech. Themes are changed every few months so always something new to see. A San Jose must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

we brought there our 5th and 8th graders and they were absolutely amased it's pure fun (OK, you may learn something if you really want to), not very educational yet still interesting my boys are really into new technologies, they pointed out that the stuff was much outdated, but they still had a couple of hours of good time addmission... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is one of my favorite all time museums. There are many scientific and technology exhibits here, and there is a lot of interactive exhibits here. However, the exhibits here tend to get old and there aren't often new exhibits, but otherwise, it's a good place.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wonderful science museum one of the best clean well kept great place to bring the kids nice gift shop

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I really liked that this is the number one in my eyes I watched a picture there are lot of things to do????

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't miss it, if you are in San Jose. Not just entertaining, but also a source of all kinds of technical information, especially, if you are interested in knowing more about Silicon valley and how it all started.

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Leominster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Something for the whole family. My favorites were the Omni Theatre and the Earthquake simulator! Both very much worth experiencing!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A must-see in Silicon Valley : museum and IMaX also. Reasonable prices. Mostly full of kids when visited ! Well-situated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My conference group had the run of the place for a couple of hours. The exhibits are very interesting and interactive. Fun and educational for all ages. The only negative I have was that our "event" was established for a given period of time and the gift shop was closed before we finished... I wasn't aware of that.

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