The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

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Learn about the world’s newest technology innovations, build and program a robot, and watch films on an eight-story IMAX screen at The Tech Museum of Innovation. Try out hands-on exhibits to learn what's going on today in science and technology. At the tech exploration gallery, watch simulations of ocean exploration and earthquakes, and design, build, and program your own social robot. The IMAX theater plays both mainstream and educational movies, and features advanced digital audio. Wrap up your visit in the museum's store, which sells for science-themed books and toys. Use our San Jose road trip app to visit The Tech Museum of Innovation on your trip to San Jose, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you love science and discovery and you want to do something fun and educational with your kids (teens, too) then this is the place for you. Too many fantastic things to see and do---I can't begin t...  more »
  • The Tech Museum is a very fun place to visit. Geared a bit more towards bigger kids about 7+ but even my younger daughter enjoyed the displays. They are very interactive and great for learning. I woul...  more »
  • Went to this museum while attending a conference and so glad I did. It was awesome! They were doing the Body exhibit which was very interesting and I also watched Star Wars at the iMax theatre. The gi...  more »
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  • 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 enjoying themselves. The rest of the Tech is well worth a visit too. The place is ever changing and seems to get better with every visit.
  • A great place to spend the afternoon with the kiddos. For the 10 and older they have an awesome virtual reality demos to get to check out some Microsoft technology paired with the oculus rift. Also, the earthquake discovery area with simulated earthquake replications of historic earthquakes so you can feel the difference in their movements and how they destroyed buildings. Really amazing! We spend a lot of time here!
  • This museum is a nice place for kids around 10 years and older. It is in the downtown San Jose. People found some recent innovation here. And kids get good sense what the science and engineering are. Only issue is such museum is not free. Need to buy ticket. Parking is always a big trouble here.
  • Five stars but the cadavers were weird -- so four stars. If you have kids beware. They seem to have hired nothing but people that don't have kids. Some guy told me my kids can't run when I was obviously already telling them not to run. I was told my 12 year old is too young to be in the robot corral without an adult (she is a top performing student at her school). I have three kids and my five year old didn't want to go to the corral. A couple teenagers couldn't understand my kids just wanted to check out their station and had no interest in whatever planned activity they had. My kids picked up on this and simply left for another station. On really wanted my kids to check it out. Cool but not cool.
  • This is a really cool and educating place to bring kids or the whole family. Some of the exhibits are boring, I will admit. However, there is so much to see and do, you will find something you like. It will take a full day to see everything so plan accordingly. The museum is in the heart of beautiful downtown San Jose. Bring your camera
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