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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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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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“all ages” (64 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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"imax theater"
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"earthquake simulator"
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"all ages"
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"jet pack"
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"human body"
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"star wars"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"silicon valley"
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"hands on activities"
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"kids and adults"
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"great for kids"
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"roller coaster"
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"great gift shop"
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"great exhibits"
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"exhibits change"
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"field trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an out of the world experience with interactive models on several scientific subjects such as Robotics, IT / cyber , Anatomy, space etc. Spent the whole day from 10 to 5 PM but could have spent even more. Should not miss the Earthquake...More

Thank Nirmal M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this place. There is a lot to learn here and you can find some really interesting things that I haven't seen elsewhere. Go visit them!

Thank marytingsley
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here when had some time to kill, I have always wanted to see the body works exhibition which was really interesting but the rest of the museum is aimed purely at kids so was disappointed for the ticket price

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a simple question for this museum. I found an incomplete answer on their website and I required a more complete answer. So, I called their listed help number and followed the automated menu to the help line. I was hold for over 9...More

1  Thank Hei N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went during the weekend so it wasn’t overly busy and parking was simple. Not to mention the museum will validate parking in the garage across the street on weekends, which was an added bonus. Had a lot of interesting exhibits and hands on activities....More

Thank Vegasdja
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Body Worlds exhibition. Very small, so they must only exhibit a fraction of it. Rest of the museum is ideal for children with all the interactive stands and very basic explanations.

1  Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place for all ages including kids. There is plenty of information with activities which makes the visit an interactive learning experience. There is also imax which also shows some really interesting films…I would definitely recommend this place

Thank LokeshJK
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I went on with a group to the museum yesterday. The one exhibit I want to use was not allowed for people in a group. However there were plenty of devices just sitting there unused throughout the day that could have been enjoyed by us...More

Thank AnnetteSteele
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The IMAX movie we saw was great. Closing time today was 5:00 but several things had shut down by 4;30 which was disappointing since we had paid price for a full day. Many things seems to be oriented for children.

Thank Louise925
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The Tech has secured "Body Worlds Decoded" for about the next 10 years. This is an incredible exhibit. There are multiple plastinated human bodies on display. This exhibit might be too graphic for the very young but kids 10 and older seemed to be really...More

Thank Kerry R
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Spencerfamily921
8 May 2018|
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Response from ina504 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fine for a 3 yr old- there’s a small nursery section (science play) and if it’s possible to split up i.e. 2 adults, one can go there for a while while the other takes the older child around. The 7 yr old is... More
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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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