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The Tech Museum of Innovation

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Address: 201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
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 museum had it's moments and was worth it but it isn't something to spend many hours in. Worth 1-2 hours of your time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is conveniently located and has lots of hands on exhibits dealing with technology. It was a fascinating visit.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum had it's moments and was worth it but it isn't something to spend many hours in. Worth 1-2 hours of your time.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun. Lots of activities to try. You can have an opportunity of building your own robot. Great fun for the family with young children to learn tech.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably a wonderful place for kids of a certain age. I think 6 to 12-year-olds would like it and even teenagers in clusters with their buddies would think it was cool. But as for us three 50 – somethings, it fell flat. Part of the problem was it seemed half of the exhibits were broken to one degree... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a Saturday and it was busy but not packed as I expected it to be. We were given free tickets when we checked in. There were many stations and most were available. We did have to wait for a few and you have to swipe your tag to make the kiosks work. If you have grade... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tech museum of innovation is good fun. I missed watching the 3D movie, I have heard that's a great experience. But I did manage to design my own rollercoaster and take a simulated ride on it! I also created my own music here and got a portrait made by a robotic arm. It is an educating and fun experience.

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Walnut, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a family visit, we went to this attraction with my family, including my granddaughter. This is indeed a fun place for inquiring minds, young and old. It offers seven galleries designed to provide different experiences for the visitors. We only have time to try three, the Tech Studio, the Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery and the Innovation in Healthcare. At... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great visit with our granddaughter. She is very inquisitive and enjoyed this as part of our annual downtown San Jose visit to view the park. Check the site to see what is coming up this year.

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Saratoga, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to go there all the times in summer. All the time. I think kids liked it a lot. I am very sure they learned some in over years

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tech museum was great. The exhibits were awesome and very interesting. I really recommend making a visit here

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