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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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Museum with lots of hands-on activities

Great museum. Close to light rail stop at the convention center. Many hands-on activities for kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albany, New York
Might be great for children

Not sure what to expect but all geared for children. Cafe was a good lunch stop. Did enjoy the... read more

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

Great museum. Close to light rail stop at the convention center. Many hands-on activities for kids and adults. My favorite exhibit was a 3D environment (wearing the 3D goggles) where you could paint in 3D your own landscape around you.

Thank DHC518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what to expect but all geared for children. Cafe was a good lunch stop. Did enjoy the Earth quake simulation. Went because the art museum was closed that day.

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try a day with bad weather, when kids should be in school. The concept is good, the ability to try different functions may be limited with too many customers.

Thank vibe2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tech offers lots of fun activities, especially for kids ages nine to sixteen. Start with an I-Max film and then head for some great interactive challenges. Adults will also enjoy the activities , but will take special joy in watching the kids discover whole...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends and their kids. It was great to let the kids select the interactive displays to experience. No matter how many times I visit, the earthquake demo is a favorite for many.

Thank CATallteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always volunteered to be a chaperone when my children went here for school field trips. Lots of great things in here!

Thank JJerin2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times as a teacher with school kids. It is a great place for children who are able and willing to explore and let curiosity take over. Too young and they won't under stand, too old and they'd get bored. As...More

Thank jaycee3042
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational and interesting experience! highly recommended anyone visiting or living in San Jose.

Thank um30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. Have been there with our three kids and we enjoyed our stay. A lot to explore. Recommend to go there.

Thank An D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This may be the most interactive museum I have ever visited. There were cool tech activities for adults and kids with all kinds of interests: robots; space; genetics; forensics; security; transportation, and so on. Some activities could be completed in a few minutes while others...More

Thank zenasbee
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Ann H
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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.
11 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.
11 December 2016|
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Response from Francis P | Reviewed this property |
$24 for adults & $19 for kids