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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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Not much help from staff

The place is very nice and has lots of hands on and many science things to see for the kids it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yolanda h
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San Jose, California
Great Place for Kids and Out of Town Visitors!

Very fun place for both kids and adults (but probably more fun for kids!). Easy parking access... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joni C
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San Jose, California
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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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“all ages” (60 reviews)
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201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
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+1 408-294-8324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very nice and has lots of hands on and many science things to see for the kids it's awesome, the only thing that really disappointed me is the staff (very young maybe college kids) who are suppose to be helping the visitors...More

Thank yolanda h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun place for both kids and adults (but probably more fun for kids!). Easy parking access. Great kids activities. Plan to spend a couple of hours seeing everything.

Thank Joni C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this might be dull but the app exhibits and layout are far from dull. Great interactive exhibits, loved the space walk, lock picking, computer hacking, earth quake rooms etc etc. Even better for kids you could stay for hours

Thank filofunk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed one of the challenges that my family had to do. The staff member laughed at our design, but we accomplished the task. We agreed it was not pretty too. The human body that they had on a exam/tv type table was amazing to...More

Thank Marla C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice museum with a lot of different exhibits. This is definitely more suitable for kids up to 16. A very hands on museum.

Thank nmyrda
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is always innovating and updating exhibits, so things are fresh and interesting. They have now added VR type exhibits, which are pretty amazing.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with both 5-6 old and 12-13 children and all had fun, especially in Body Metrics. The Tech Studio is great and we spent there more than am hour in trying to solve the problem with suitable apparatus. The little ones loved the Earthquake...More

Thank Yoel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has something for everyone. There is so much for kids to have hands on with and learn. Learning fun. There are also exhibits that are enjoyable for adults. We particularly liked the earthquake replication of different seismic levels. There is also an interesting...More

Thank Ilene T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful treasure is great for almost anyone but I think the best is older kids and their grandparents. The kids can educate you on newer tech and the reverse is also true!

1  Thank Sealyq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids loved this place. Lots to do and see. Can't wait to go back again. They learnt lots and spent hours playing.

Thank Helen 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.
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Echologist
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.
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Echologist
10 December 2016|
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Response from Francis P | Reviewed this property |
$24 for adults & $19 for kids
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