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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  • My friends who lives in Silicon Valley is proud of their " Tech Museum" which has been in process developing new, exciting space and exhibits for several years. Body Worlds Decoded is worth checking o...  more »
  • Awesome place to bring your kids. They have done a nice job introducing technology that made Si Valley famous.  more »
  • I went to see the body exhibition, it was very very small you need tops 40'. The other tech exhibitions are small as well, and sometimes don't even function properly. I don't recommend his place. Is k...  more »
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  • I thought that the museum was really fun because it was very interactive and hands-on. A lot of the technology was pretty advanced, and I found it interesting how the museum used forms of technology to enhance their teaching methods to younger audiences. I participated in the lab to extract color and make dyes, and I got to put on the monitor that sensed my feelings, personality, and emotions. It was an overall fun experience and I was able to learn a lot!
  • Went to the Body parts exhibition. It was simply awesome... No words to describe. If you have already seen the Vegas one then that is better.. Much wider collection of body parts and their detailed explanation there. But a fantastic local version so close by at Tech Museum meant I must go.. Tickets are a little expensive .. Paid $24 for the full museum exhibits... But I had been there only for this.. So it proved a little expensive...
  • This was our second visit to the Tech Museum. Both visits have been fun but, like most museums, some exhibits are more interesting than others. The customer service from the employees we encountered was outstanding. They seemed knowledgeable and were very engaging. The museum was generally clean but, as the day progressed, some trash appeared on the floor and on the exhibits. All but one of the exhibits we encountered functioned properly. None were out of order.
  • Have a 2 and 12 yr old. Been here 2 yrs ago had a great time. 12-26-17 was not a fun time. Absolute waste of money. Bad parking, once inside waiting in line for everything and to top it off was not busy at all. Waited in 1 line 45 mins finally got to front and they close line at 4pm on us. Will never go back unless it burns down then we will do a rain dance. Trust me stay away!!! You have been warned!!!
  • Awesome place too take kids. I recommend at least 5 y/o and up but there may be other rules. Always all young children must be supervised but this place is worth anytime a parent can spend to introduce REAL would science to children. This is true even if one requires wheelchair access!

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