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The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Science Museum
Downtown San Jose, San Jose
  • Jared O.
    "On the second floor there's a robot that draws your picture."(5 Tips)
    Stephen C.
    "Check out the earthquake simulator downstairs!"(3 Tips)
    Deepak A.
    "Imax Dome theater is a great attraction!!"(2 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "Avoid parking at Cityview Parking across Park Ave."(2 Tips)
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  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JungAugust 29
    Closed until Sep 3 2017 for annual maintenance :(
  • Sasha K.
    Sasha K.January 28
    Great place for kids but for adults a little bit boring 🙄
  • Omar C.
    Omar CabreraAugust 6, 2016
    You can make your own bacteria!! Take your children, they're start loving science here. Also the fly rockets section is amazing and the guides are very kind. See a movie in IMAX, totally worth it!
  • Seph R.
    Seph RodrigoJune 3, 2016
    The place is full of humor :)
  • Laura
    LauraMay 29, 2016
    Really cool hands on museum
  • Timothy B.
    Timothy BurdonMay 19, 2016
    Check out the bio medical stuff on the first floor
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 20, 2016
    Start on the bottom floor and get the brain wave sensor! You need to wear it for at least 30 minutes but you can do other activities while you are wearing it.
  • K L.
    K LaJanuary 20, 2016
    Fun place for kids and parents. Awesome iMAX!
  • Alberto J S M.
    Alberto J S Moreau DJanuary 18, 2016
    I liked but needs a little innocation in the exhibition, looks like old and needs to be always update to show the innovation by itself
  • Tim S.
    Tim S-LJanuary 8, 2016
    for some reason in my memory it was as large as the exploratorium - its not you'll get it done in a day easy and its not as interactive/fun.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MartinJanuary 7, 2016
    The Hackworth IMAX is amazing!! What a movie experience!!
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin ToDecember 31, 2015
    Awesome place for kids and people of all ages to learn about technology! Though of you're a seasoned geek you may find it a bit dull, but still worth the visit if you haven't been!
  • Jocelyn G.
    Jocelyn GabrielOctober 12, 2015
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerSeptember 26, 2015
    Nice place to visit. I liked the self portrait by a robot. And I enjoyed the earthquake simulator.
  • Nikola K.
    Nikola KajganaAugust 24, 2015
    It's ok, but I was expecting more, to be honest.
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraApril 19, 2015
    Come early but make a day of it And you won't regret it at all
  • Paulene P.
    Paulene PMarch 7, 2015
    Try to create your own robot downstairs... ;-)
  • Adam H.
    Adam HMarch 6, 2015
    So much fun and interesting! Adult playground :) for nerds
  • Silvio O.
    Silvio Oliveira Jr.February 26, 2015
    Reserve at least 3 hours to really enjoy the place!!! 😊
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen ChisaJanuary 11, 2015
    Check out the earthquake simulator downstairs!
  • Deepak A.
    Deepak AnandDecember 20, 2014
    Imax Dome theater is a great attraction!!
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WibowoOctober 10, 2014
    Bank of America cardholders get in for free on the first full weekend of every month!
  • Erik G.
    Erik GarridoSeptember 17, 2014
    Definitely for the family.
  • Ron D.
    Ron DeaversSeptember 8, 2014
    Make sure you use the right parking lot if you want validated.
  • Janet F.
    Janet FoutsAugust 23, 2014
    What's not to love about hands on geekyness?
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HuangJuly 14, 2014
    This is such a fun place. They close at 5pm. Go earlier cause you will wish to play all the fun stuff in there.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJune 27, 2014
    Check out Nathan Myhrvold's food photos at the Tech Museum of Innovation. His experiments in Modernist Cuisine are on exhibit now, and admission is free! Read more
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie S.March 10, 2014
    If you're going to eat at the cafe, the egg salad sandwich us pretty good
  • Jenni R.
    Jenni RussellFebruary 7, 2014
    Once a month they do a special After Hours event. Adults only, drinks, food, music, and exhibits with no kids under foot and fellow tech/science fans all around. Definitely worth checking out.
  • Keri C.
    Keri CaslerJanuary 6, 2014
    Honestly I was excited to go but not blown away from this place. Outdated exhibits and not as fun as I thought it would be
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Star Wars exhibit is great. You can see the original costumes, models, behind the scenes videos and learn about the physics of Star Wars.
  • Julien G.
    Julien G.October 10, 2013
    Best place for kids.
  • Mike W.
    Mike W.October 1, 2013
    Active duty and veterans with VA cards get in free!!!
  • Alexander C.
    Alexander CookeAugust 21, 2013
    A very enjoyeable day! The exhibitions are interactive and fun, not just for kids!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinJuly 21, 2013
    A lot of money for the chance to watch carloads of school kids frantically push buttons
  • Viroo M.
    Viroo MirjiMay 11, 2013
    The 3D printers and social robots artifacts are downstairs in the new 'Tech Studio'
  • Will R.
    Will RobertsonApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommended for children of all ages!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMarch 29, 2013
    We got in for free because our Museum of life and science membership reciprocated
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mythbusters exhibit is great.
  • ZERO1 Garage HQ
    ZERO1 Garage HQAugust 27, 2012
    Zigelbaum + Coelho; Resolution by ZERO1 September 12, 2012
  • Wired
    WiredAugust 23, 2012
    Focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches, with truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah Judd WelchAugust 18, 2012
    Fun venue for parties. We had one of our high school proms here
  • Ashok N.
    Ashok NairJuly 21, 2012
    The IMAX dome screen is awesome...this is the first time I haven't slept through a documentary!
  • Museum Planning
    Museum PlanningApril 13, 2012
    Museum Planning, LLC was the project manager of the Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery Read more
  • Geli C.
    Geli CFebruary 15, 2012
    I like the free feature with admission. Also, the Islam exhibit is both tasteful & educational.
  • Princess Susannah G.
    Princess Susannah GreenwoodJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    1st Wed of the month After Hour nights for adults only featuring bands, games & run of the whole museum. IMAX & special exhibits anytime give you & your family a great Silicon Valley experience.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LipmanNovember 24, 2011
    The Islamic Science Exhibit is really interesting
  • RadioShack
    RadioShackNovember 8, 2011
    Check out the Jet Pack simulator, then go the RadioShack at 779 Story Road and get some So Right stuff to try to build your own.
  • Jared O.
    Jared OberhausOctober 29, 2011
    On the second floor there's a robot that draws your picture. Take your picture at the computer console, then the robot picks up real pens and draws your picture in paper that you can keep.
  • Carole R.
    Carole ReyesSeptember 12, 2011
    1st wednesday of every month is "After Hours" from 6-11pm...they sell alcohol and food and have a band playing on the roof. check it out!
  • Paula
    PaulaJuly 4, 2011
    free admission for bank of america customers on specific weekends.
  • Arno H.
    Arno HachaduryanJuly 2, 2011
    This place could use some maintenance.
  • Edward Jiwoo C.
    Edward Jiwoo ChungJune 18, 2011
    Dont visit above 15
  • Sue F.
    Sue FitzApril 20, 2011
    Wi fi is not the greatest
  • Joe V.
    Joe VMarch 28, 2011
    Throwing a birthday party here is a blast. If you can't find relatively cheap street parking, putting your car across the street at Cityview Plaza Parking is the next best thing - 7 dollars with no ti
  • Matt B.
    Matt BMarch 7, 2011
    Check out the bodys exhibit
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweJanuary 19, 2011
    ...check out Body Worlds Vital Exhibition by Physician & Anatomist Gunther von Hagens! Read more
  • Somer S.
    Somer SimpsonDecember 25, 2010
    The infinite creativity exhibit is awesome! Takes finger painting to a new level.
  • Denise
    DeniseDecember 23, 2010
    Check out the smoker's LEG in the Body Worlds Vital exhibit.
  • LIEN N.
    LIEN NDecember 13, 2010
    The BODY WORLDS EXHIBIT comes to the Tech Museum every 3-5 years. It's amazing and probably the only reason for me to visit this venue!
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    Visit the To Infinity and Beyond Exhibit to scan radio frequencies from outer space. You can even listen to the audio recording and view the images that were sent out on the Voyager 1 spacecraft too. Read more
  • Matt G.
    Matt GleesonSeptember 5, 2010
    Everything is broken and/or janky
  • Darrell M.
    Darrell MarchJuly 20, 2010
    Genghis Khan: The Exhibition is still open at the Tech Museum. Best to take in as group.
    HISTORYJuly 14, 2010
    After years of planning, the museum opened in 1990 in the old San Jose convention center. In 1998 it opened in a larger 3 floor venue where it holds four major theme galleries and an IMAX theatre.
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BautistaJuly 6, 2010
    $7 parking across from Hilton Towers.
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BautistaJuly 6, 2010
    Wish they had more stuff to look at the Ghegis Khan exhibit.
  • Benjamin W.
    Benjamin WongMay 10, 2010
    Only for kids
  • Agata O.
    Agata OpalachJanuary 18, 2010
    The costumes are awesome!
  • Suzanne Y.
    Suzanne YadaDecember 29, 2009
    Visit the earthquake simulator and play around with the virtual interactive stuff. Don't be ashamed if you're an adult doing kids' science stuff. It's fun!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CharboneauDecember 29, 2009
    Avoid parking at Cityview Parking across Park Ave. The Tech doesn't validate and max price is $25.
  • Gina C.
    Gina ChenDecember 1, 2009
    forces of nature on IMAX narrated by Kevin Bacon
  • Michael S.
    Michael SilvertonJuly 13, 2009
    Got kids? Gotta' go to The Tech. Just a big kid at heart? Gotta' get to The Tech.
  • Christian M.
    Christian MicuciMay 6, 2015
    Uma visita diferente e bom para as crianças
  • Medved01 К.
    Больше интересен будет детям, чем взрослым. В музее установлены различные стенды и аттракционы объясняющий физические явления. Есть кино зал IMAX, в котором показывают облучающие фильм. Билет от 15 $
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