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The Tech Museum of Innovation

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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...more
201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-294-8324
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bring the kids. Bring the Grandparents. This place is for everyone. It's well layed out and there is lots to do and see. Good value for the money too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located inside downtown. Mostly suitable for kids as it can explain practically technical stuff. Still adults can enjoy the contents. Please make sure to take your school going kids.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After two hours we had barely worked through the outstanding interactive activities on the top floor and were still going strong. We listened to each of the special tech for global good displays, and each provided just the right amount of clear content to understand...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place for the small set. Pre school, kindergarten etc. parking and access are easy. Staff is very helpful

Thank 45ram45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. I love the many different t technology expositions they have. It’s a place to enjoy and learn. Also, if you have time, stay and watch a movie I’m their imax theater, this theater is different. It feels like your in the...More

Thank isabel g
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Went here the next day after a long flight. Good way to spend maybe 2-3 hours. Fair price, but need a lot of patience if you're gonna build the robots properly.

Thank higoomgala
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Less for adults here than for kids but we enjoyed the VR experiences (you must sign up for a time slot so go there first) and the earthquake simulator.

Thank lifeisforlearning
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the tech museum for the first time with my son. We had fun building the robot and looking at the bodies exhibit. However, a lot of the activities were for really young kids and my sons 9. We got to the upper floor...More

1  Thank journeyseeker1974
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We went with our 13 year old twins and they had a very good time. We started in the animation area and the kids had fun with the computers and making their own animals. They have a traveling exhibit that is still all about the...More

2  Thank Momofthreekkr
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We chose to visit this museum specifically for the Body Worlds Decoded Exhibit. It was well worth the price of admission by itself. Utilizing a unique method of preservation, the exhibit displayed various body types by peeling back the layers of muscle to reveal the...More

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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.