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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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Fun place for a wander

Compact, highly interactive and fun place to spend and hour or so while waiting for that next business meeting!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Compact, highly interactive and fun place to spend and hour or so while waiting for that next business meeting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a great place to spend the day. So many interesting and fun things to do and see. IMAX theatre movie on The Hubble was great. Wish we had gotten there earlier. Crowd wasn't too big even tho it was Sunday, cafeteria served good food at a reasonable price. Would love another visit to see the things we missed.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great place for kids age 8 - 13 ideally, but stuff for all ages. The domed IMAX is, of course, a big hit with kids and there are many great films to choose between each day. The exhibits are generally interactive, but do require some thought and science. They often have college students volunteering to help kids do the experiments... More 

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Goleta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our company rented the museum for a New Year's reception in early January. The venue is nice enough, but the museum is a bit outdated in an industry which changes every 18 to 24 months. This museum needs the local icons of high tech to underwrite continuous exhibits of the latest innovations.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So many things to touch, play and engage with. Some space-themed exhibits but mainly it's a wide range of fun educational activities. Very educational!

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I visited the museum with my two children, ages 7 and 9. We went on a weekday (some summer camp traffic, but not too bad), and minus an hour to meet my husband for lunch nearby, we were there from open to close and still missed a couple of things. Some of the attractions are extremely technical and were a... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The displays are constantly changing offering new opportunities to explore. Whether you are a child or a senior it is intriguing to people watch while exploring yourself. Taking advantage of the IMAX theater is an added bonus. The restaurant has and excellent choice tasty dishes at reasonable prices.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a Great place to take the Family and Spouse and a lot of your friends would totally enjoy this Place ! They do have wheel chairs for people in crutches ( like me ) they offer Military discount too ! Make time to enjoy the FUN ! 2 hours was not enough time - there is a lot to... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family has visited many times and we always learn something new. So many things to see and so make sure you have time to explore. Loads of tech stuff to please even a real geek.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I didn't know what to expect. The place is huge! Plenty to see and do. I think I could have looked at the giant dino bones for a day. My son was 9 and had a blast. Plan on 3-4 hours to see everything but you could go longer. Right next to everything at the Inner Harbor but it is... More 

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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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