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“the best visit in our San Jose stay”

The Tech Museum of Innovation
Ranked #3 of 135 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.
Houston
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“the best visit in our San Jose stay”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Amazing. Fabulously designed and updated building. Got kids excited about sea, air, and space travel. The interactive robot building was great AND they allow you to shoot a video of the robots we built and view online. Do not miss this stop!

Visited October 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Very good for kids and adults to explore.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

A very good place to explore for kids and adults. Can see a lot of things from science and the science movies shown are really amazing. A perfect place for a family weekend exploration!

Visited July 2013
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Fresno , CA
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“Not just silicon chips like you might expect”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This place is huge. All sorts of exhibits. Not just computer stuff. Hands on interactive , new Star Wars displays. Anything from dna to Nasa exhibits. Nice gift shop (of course).
Tip for weekends, if you eat at Peggy Sue's, they validate for all day free parking.

Visited September 2013
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“A fun day in San Jose! :)”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I totally loved this museum! It was so cool. There is something for everyone. If you are active duty military it's free, which I think is really cool. It is just what you would expect, a lot of cool tech exhibits. There are a lot of hands on activities and attendedents to give you educational information. Definitely give yourself atleast two there hours just for the museum part. Enjoy!

Visited September 2013
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Gaston Oregon
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“Interesting Place”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

It offers quite a variety of scientific areas not just technology but other topics such as DNA, biology and engineering.

Visited August 2013
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