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The Tech Museum of Innovation

201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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A fascinating day at this place. I couldn't get to see everything. Would highly recommend it and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mosman, Australia
Don't Miss this Outstanding Experince When You're in San Jose

If you love science and discovery and you want to do something fun and educational with your kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating day at this place. I couldn't get to see everything. Would highly recommend it and hopefully will go back myself!!

Thank IcyApple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love science and discovery and you want to do something fun and educational with your kids (teens, too) then this is the place for you. Too many fantastic things to see and do---I can't begin to mention them all. However, the Tech Museum...More

Thank MsMouseCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tech Museum is a very fun place to visit. Geared a bit more towards bigger kids about 7+ but even my younger daughter enjoyed the displays. They are very interactive and great for learning. I would recommend everyone go here!

Thank CupcakeJr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this museum while attending a conference and so glad I did. It was awesome! They were doing the Body exhibit which was very interesting and I also watched Star Wars at the iMax theatre. The gift shop was also one of the best...More

Thank GrizDenver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw Star Wars 'The Last Jedi' in the Imax theater. It was quite a dissappointing experience. First, the rows of seats are very close together, I'm only 5' 6" and felt cramped. The others in my group were all over 6' and said they...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always fascinating exhibits, fun for adults and children. Easy access from light rail, and good lunch and dinner resturaunts close to museum.

Thank susboys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice thing about this place is it has something for the younger kids. I expected it to be geared mainly around kids 12 and up. But I found my 3 year old had a blast when I took her. Great time for all. Make sure...More

Thank Sam V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my granddaughter. She had a blast and enjoyed all the varied activities in the museum.

Thank rajmaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the exhibit it's worthwhile to see, a handful of the interactive stations didn't work and the ones that did were crowded with small kids that just wanted to play, not necessarliy learn

Thank tupidumont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to see. Outstanding technology exhibits, and some are hands on. Venue is outstanding in downtown San Jose.

Thank Mike F
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Ann H
20 June 2017|
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Response from Kirsten B | Reviewed this property |
My high school freshman enjoyed aspects of it, but it may be too young for your son.
10 December 2016|
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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.
10 December 2016|
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Response from Francis P | Reviewed this property |
$24 for adults & $19 for kids