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The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Science Museum
Downtown San Jose, San Jose
  • Suzanne Y.
    "Don't be ashamed if you're an adult doing kids' science stuff."(6 Tips)
    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)
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  • Simon S.
    Simon Støvring3 weeks ago
    It’s good for children but it’s not super interesting if you’re an adult.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JungAugust 29, 2017
    Closed until Sep 3 2017 for annual maintenance :(
  • Sasha K.
    Sasha K.January 28, 2017
    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.
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