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The Tech Museum of Innovation

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The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. It has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not just your regular Body World exhibit. In conjunction with the Tech Museum a device called the Iris allows you to explore the augmented reality features of the exhibit. This exhibit is included with regular admission.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I needed to kill a few hours for a car repair so my 8 year old daughter suggested we go here. I suggest you by the combo pass that gets you the imax movie and the museum exhibits. There is a lot to do here...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son enjoyed the interactive robot. Great place to explore technology and where it's headed. They have something for all ages of children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CanadianJoe1
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

My Grandson and Grandaughter enjoy the Tech Museum for hours. The high tech dome theater screen is fabulous and sound system is dynamic. You can watch both movies and interesting documentaries. The Panda Bear documentary was very interesting and educational. My wife and I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wellTravelledPapa
Reviewed December 21, 2018

although this museum is for kids (and it's great for them)! Let your own curiosity loose and "Discover" fun and fascinating facts, ideas, and theories.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet D
Reviewed December 19, 2018

The games of exponential growth, creating natural camouflage etc. along with observing cells, looking at the exact anatomy of humans, and observing the mars landscape, make the Tech a fun place for the whole family. We learn a lot while playing and strolling though the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

We went with our grandchildren. We were there for 4 hours. We could have stayed another 4 hours just to use the exhibits and learn from the exhibits. The boys are 11, 9 and 7. Great staff all friendly and super exhibits, that can be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colby R
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We live in San Jose and have a membership. This is a great place to learn about all different branches of science and Engineering. Plus the imax theater is a one of a kind in the country.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tifsterv
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Our family loves this museum. Be sure and look at family membership option as it pays for itself in just two visits. You enter on the main lobby where the new laser IMAX screen is (costs extra) and then they have an upper and lower...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sethh827
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Having a break during a congress (the venue was placed two blocks away), I visited this museum. Even when it´s certainly focused on science and technology, it´s more suitable for going with kids. I´m sure they would really appreciate the many spaces available to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from ina504 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fine for a 3 yr old- there’s a small nursery section (science play) and if it’s possible to split up i.e. 2 adults, one can go there for a while while the other takes the older child around. The 7 yr old is... More
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Response from cherylmE1622JL | Reviewed this property |
I visited last December. I suggest you check their website. They are usually very busy this time of year.