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The Tech Museum of Innovation
Ranked #4 of 138 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Seems they are filled with "school field trips" and parents who want activities for the hyperactive kiddies. Many displays are just like some websites I've explored, only enlarged. I think there are better places to go nearby too. It is too dark in there. I liked the vintage photo of the original team of programmers, all women. Costs $15 which is way too much!

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The tech museum plays host to some great special exhibits, such as one done by the Mythbuster's and one done about the human body. But unfortunately, it is neither large enough or has exhibits with great content to merit a longer stay. However, if traveling with kids, they will enjoy the hands-on exhibits that the Tech has to offer.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great place to entertain kids. My 2 boys 6yrs and 9yrs loved all the interactive activities. Definitely going back soon.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Wow most of the exhibits are broken. Probably because of the unsupervised children running around like nuts. This museum needs a serious upgrade. Could be really nice but it's outdated.

Thank GN303
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had gone in a family group. Our grand children had a very good time going around the various exhibits. Particularly, they enjoyed the interactive oppurtunities.

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