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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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Fantastic fun!

I love bringing any kids here. It is very educational without seeming that way. So much to do... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Conference Hall Visit

Nice venue, good quality. Little loud, but good overall. Would be nice if there were smaller... 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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 5 days ago via mobile

I love bringing any kids here. It is very educational without seeming that way. So much to do, touch, and see. Any child will have fun.

Thank Saw65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue, good quality. Little loud, but good overall. Would be nice if there were smaller doors to use to go to the bathroom.

Thank Andrus33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I went here with friends not my first choice but it was fantastic! The Body Worlds exhibit was really fascinating and educational. It was unexpectedly low on children which was enjoyable given the friends I visited with and meant that we got to test...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a business conference and one of the events was a private party put on by our hosts. We have the run of the facilities to experience the exhibits as well as to mix and mingle. It was quite crowded in...More

Thank KayGee62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place definitely needs a revamp because it's really expensive and their show rooms & experiments are just not good. Probably the ground floor is the only area that is interesting and has good displays. Definitely would not recommend.

Thank Daros30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in San Jose for the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology conference) so being from another science centre, believe me when I say, this place rocks! Lots to discover with technology as it's foundation. They have a fairly new Bio Med area with...More

Thank CanadianVacationer04
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Tech continues to do a good job of showing some of the inner workings of Silicon Valley. Interesting interactive exhibits on computer security & other topical subjects. But it's for ages 14+, I'd say. A few families there with younger kids didn't have much...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Tech Museum is a cool place to take the kids, lots of hands on science experiments and displays. After all it's in the hart of Silicon Valley. It has the best I-Max I've ever seen, it is a dome like screen that goes over the...More

Thank kevinoE6598GW
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Many exhibisions are interesting. Especially , "Mars" was the best for me. The gift shop was also exciting and I bought several goods that were unique I might not able to buy at other place.

Thank KenYonemitsu
Reviewed 22 October 2017

nice place for nerds but not for advance user. not really much to see compare to what promoted to expected by me before visiting. can be nice place for school students or housewives.

1  Thank Neeraj771
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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