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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. 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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  • As an adult techie I wasn't impressed. I expected more like the museum of science and industry in Chicgo but it was more like an old toy box that you sort through to reminisce. That said--it looked li...  more »
  • Tech Museum is a very interesting and interactive place to see new tech innovations. There are exhibits here for the whole family  more »
  • There are many museums in the country that extoll science, technology and math, but none quite so true to the roots of STEM as this museum. The best part is that you don't need a Phd to enjoy the exhi...  more »
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  • Really great fun. So many activities that I'm certain people of any age would enjoy it here. My personal favourite was the virtual reality section. Can't give 5 stars because the sheer number of children meant we could only try 25% of what was on offer. I feel like they could restrict the number of school groups allowed.
  • The Tech was fun! My boys are 11 and 6 and they had a great time. Last time we did the IMax and really enjoyed it too. Only reason I go with 4 stars is many stations did not work nor were they closed; they just waste time by making you try and figure it out.
  • I have always had a pleasurable experience at The Tech. They get some pretty awesome exhibits (Star Wars, Body Worlds, etc.), not to mention all of the cool tech-based exhibits which are usually on display year round. Their dome theater isn't that great for catching newly released films since they upper corners of the screen are cutoff and the image is curved. Otherwise, this is a great place to visit, especially if you have kids.
  • Great place for the whole family, definitely something every kid should have a chance to go see. Everything is interactive, from hacker simulations to becoming an engineer to launch a ball over model of a river. The weekend is the best time to go around noon. Weekdays have field trip foot traffic and will make it hard to get to some of the exhibits.
  • Cool place for technology geeks. I went on a field trip their and it was AWESOME!!! The staff are also very nice and patient! And the Bio Lab or whatever it's called is really cool! Keep up the good work!