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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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  • The local variant of technopolis in the heart of Silicon Valley, obviously with the technical (and financial) support of the big ones in the area. Very up to date collection but also clearly a relatively young target audience (roughly said, sub 18). As an adult you will see ready faster, but still a must. The tech also includes an IMAX theater in the same building and discount (r) combo tickets are possible.
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  • Thought this might be dull but the app exhibits and layout are far from dull. Great interactive exhibits, loved the space walk, lock picking, computer hacking, earth quake rooms etc etc. Even better f...  more »
  • I enjoyed one of the challenges that my family had to do. The staff member laughed at our design, but we accomplished the task. We agreed it was not pretty too. The human body that they had on a exam/...  more »
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  • The exhibits and interactive activities are unique and really nicely done. Very impressed by what they've put together, you can tell this museum has a lot of local talent to pull from in the silicon valley. Admission was reasonable and staff were friendly. I think anyone from elementary-aged kids through curious adults will find plenty to do here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • By far my most memorable and favorite museum. We spent about half a day here and still did not explore the full extent of this museum. The info and activities present in this museum was extremely captivating and engaging.

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