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The Tech Museum of Innovation

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Address: 201 S. Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
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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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Learning is Fun!!!

This is a very cool place to take the kids to learn about so many technologies. I also learn a lot everytime I go there. I have also been to a few corporate funtions (200-300... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a fun place to go. I take the kids at least twice a year. Always learn something new. And if you cam, catch a move in the IMAX domes theater.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family enjoyed this museum because of all of the hands-on exhibits and the numerous employees/volunteers who offered instructions at the exhibits explaining how they worked and suggestions for improving the experience. The museum is nicely divided into groupings of similar exhibits and we only found one exhibit that didn't work! My one suggestion would be to try and go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very cool place to take the kids to learn about so many technologies. I also learn a lot everytime I go there. I have also been to a few corporate funtions (200-300) that were great there. If you bring the kids I would bring a lunch as the cafe is not so great there and overpriced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many hands on activities for your kids. Great location for other downtown San Jose finds. Great place to spend 3+ hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time here and it was both interesting and fun.In my opinion it is fun for all ages. Close to the light rail line and accompanied with a cafe inside the museum has many fun and fascinating hands on exhibits to do, use, see, watch, and partake in concerning many aspects of both past and present technology.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't realise the museum was aimed at children, but there were still a few exhibits that were interesting and informative for adults. Worth going with kids for sure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for school kids to experience, stimulate thought processes, and some hands on activities. Very educational

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides an incredible experience for young and old. Kids and adults alike are fascinated by the multiple exhibits and hands-on experiments it offers. There is great supervision and assistance available everywhere as well. Altogether mind-boggling and fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tech museum is a wonderful place especially if your family consists of multiple ages. There are great things that will stimulate and while the little ones and for me the bigger piece was the amazing exhibits and education that my teen and tween could get enjoy. Instead of feeling like they were in a baby place they definitely had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this as part of evening event of our technical conference and it was great to be here. We enjoyed each one of the sections and tried to review each great stuff that was there and seldomly seen such in past it excited me about science, tech and its evolution and lot of other things. Its worth paying... More 

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