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The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our San Jose vacation planner to schedule your visit to The Tech Museum of Innovation and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great place to take the whole family to have fun and have fun learning. One time we visited, we all stood in the middle of a "room" and got to feel what a 6.5 to 7.0 earthquake felt like! 
  • Great for kids, their parents and grandparents. Wonderful hands-on exhibits that render knowledge in a wide variety of fields. I took my 7-year-old granddaughters there and they found plenty to keep t...  read more »
  • This museum provided an unusual mix of different technology exhibits. Im a fan of tech museums, and have visited many. The souvenir shop has many objects, mainly for kids. This day the place was crowd...  read more »
  • Good for children. Even adults can enjoy. The imax theatre is really good. The ticket is really costly, $24 per adult. And each imax show costs $10 per adult.
  • Super crowded, kids everywhere, and too much going on. If you came here to actually learning about tech instead of screwing around you're better off with a book then spending close to 100$ here for your family to get lost in a children's playhouse. Unsupervised and loud, they learn nothing because they try to make the things fun and enjoyable, but don't add education. And everything is poorly explained. I had to explain about 1/2 of the stuff to my sister because the information wasn't direct enough. Like doing a connect the dots puzzle with 21-26 missing. You almost have to guess. A children's destination at best, not actually a museum. If I could trade it 0 stars I would, so the planetarium(?) makes up one star for the show. Poor quality though.
  • Kids love it. Don't try to see too much in a day... Let kids taje their time. Come back. Consider membership se I can come ba j anytime for a short visit...
  • It's not too bad. If you love tech, you probably already know about everything that this place has to offer. It's good place for little kids.
  • This Downtown attraction in the heart of Silicon Valley is a must-see for all kids but recommended to adults too. The museum is packed with tactile activities to engage and interface with young minds. Little ones can get through the whole museum in just a few hours, but parents will enjoy too but have a hard time pulling their kids out because of all the fun they have. Get a tech-tag to participate in the displays. Visit the museum store for fun souvenirs to take home. Even enjoy lunch in the awesome cafeteria. Also the IMAX theater is amazing. Makes for a fun family event.
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