The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Science Museum · Downtown San Jose
201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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The Tech Museum of Innovation explores how technology affects the way we live, work, and play. Fun hands-on learning experiences and 8-story IMAX® films.


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    Viroo M.
    "social robots artifacts"(5 Tips)
    Adam H.
    "Adult playground :) for nerds"(4 Tips)
    Stephen C.
    "Check out the earthquake simulator downstairs!"(3 Tips)
    Deepak A.
    "Imax Dome theater is a great attraction!!"(2 Tips)
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    Jocelyn Gabriel · October 12
  • Hard R.

    Nice place to visit. I liked the self portrait by a robot. And I enjoyed the earthquake simulator.

    Hard Rocker · September 26
  • Priscilla C.

    So... I stopped by and was pretty disappointed. This is clearly a museum for kids.

    Priscilla Crema · September 12
  • Nikola K.

    It's ok, but I was expecting more, to be honest.

    Nikola Kajgana · August 24
  • Brian I.

    Come early but make a day of it And you won't regret it at all

    Brian Ibarra · April 19
  • Paulene P.

    Try to create your own robot downstairs... ;-)

    Paulene P · March 7
  • Adam H.

    So much fun and interesting! Adult playground :) for nerds

    Adam Herrmann · March 6
  • Silvio O.

    Reserve at least 3 hours to really enjoy the place!!! 😊

    Silvio Oliveira Jr. · February 26
  • Stephen C.

    Check out the earthquake simulator downstairs!

    Stephen Chisa · January 11
  • Deepak A.

    Imax Dome theater is a great attraction!!

    Deepak Anand · December 20, 2014
  • Melissa W.

    Bank of America cardholders get in for free on the first full weekend of every month!

    Melissa Wibowo · October 10, 2014
  • Erik G.

    Definitely for the family.

    Erik Garrido · September 17, 2014
  • Ron D.

    Make sure you use the right parking lot if you want validated.

    Ron Deavers · September 8, 2014
  • Janet F.

    What's not to love about hands on geekyness?

    Janet Fouts · August 23, 2014
  • Cheryl H.

    This is such a fun place. They close at 5pm. Go earlier cause you will wish to play all the fun stuff in there.

    Cheryl Huang · July 14, 2014
  • Staff Picks

    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

    Staff Picks · June 27, 2014
  • Natalie S.

    If you're going to eat at the cafe, the egg salad sandwich us pretty good

    Natalie S. · March 10, 2014
  • Jenni R.

    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.

    Jenni Russell · February 7, 2014
  • Keri C.

    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

    Keri Casler · January 6, 2014
  • Andrea S.

    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.

    Andrea S · October 30, 2013
  • Julien G.

    Best place for kids.

    Julien G. · October 10, 2013
  • Mike W.

    Active duty and veterans with VA cards get in free!!!

    Mike W. · October 1, 2013
  • Alexander C.

    A very enjoyeable day! The exhibitions are interactive and fun, not just for kids!

    Alexander Cooke · August 21, 2013
  • Island Bruin

    A lot of money for the chance to watch carloads of school kids frantically push buttons

    Island Bruin · July 21, 2013
  • Viroo M.

    The 3D printers and social robots artifacts are downstairs in the new 'Tech Studio'

    Viroo Mirji · May 11, 2013
  • Will R.

    Highly recommended for children of all ages!

    Will Robertson · April 14, 2013
  • Brian D.

    We got in for free because our Museum of life and science membership reciprocated

    Brian Duncan · March 29, 2013
  • Andrea S.

    The Mythbusters exhibit is great.

    Andrea S · December 30, 2012
  • ZERO1 Garage HQ

    Zigelbaum + Coelho; Resolution by ZERO1 September 12, 2012

    ZERO1 Garage HQ · August 27, 2012
  • Wired

    Focused on inspiring the innovator in everyone it reaches, with truly hands-on and interactive exhibits, divided among themed galleries.

    Wired · August 23, 2012
  • Sarah J.

    Fun venue for parties. We had one of our high school proms here

    Sarah Judd Welch · August 18, 2012
  • Ashok N.

    The IMAX dome screen is awesome...this is the first time I haven't slept through a documentary!

    Ashok Nair · July 21, 2012
  • Museum Planning

    Museum Planning, LLC was the project manager of the Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery Read more

    Museum Planning · April 13, 2012
  • Geli C.

    I like the free feature with admission. Also, the Islam exhibit is both tasteful & educational.

    Geli C · February 15, 2012
  • Princess Susannah G.

    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.

    Princess Susannah Greenwood · January 24, 2012
  • Steve L.

    The Islamic Science Exhibit is really interesting

    Steve Lipman · November 24, 2011
  • RadioShack

    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.

    RadioShack · November 8, 2011
  • Jared O.

    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.

    Jared Oberhaus · October 29, 2011
  • Carole R.

    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!

    Carole Reyes · September 12, 2011
  • Paula

    free admission for bank of america customers on specific weekends.

    Paula · July 4, 2011
  • Arno H.

    This place could use some maintenance.

    Arno Hachaduryan · July 2, 2011
  • Edward Jiwoo C.

    Dont visit above 15

    Edward Jiwoo Chung · June 18, 2011
  • Sue F.

    Wi fi is not the greatest

    Sue Fitz · April 20, 2011
  • Joe V.

    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

    Joe V · March 28, 2011
  • Matt B.

    Check out the bodys exhibit

    Matt B · March 7, 2011
  • Robert R.

    ...check out Body Worlds Vital Exhibition by Physician & Anatomist Gunther von Hagens! Read more

    Robert Rowe · January 19, 2011
  • Somer S.

    The infinite creativity exhibit is awesome! Takes finger painting to a new level.

    Somer Simpson · December 25, 2010
  • Denise

    Check out the smoker's LEG in the Body Worlds Vital exhibit.

    Denise · December 23, 2010
  • LIEN N.

    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!

    LIEN N · December 13, 2010
  • NASA

    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

    NASA · December 7, 2010

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