Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

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201 South Market Street (408) 294-TECH

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    A Silicon Valley must see

    by trvlrtom Written Sep 29, 2007

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    San Jose's Tech museum

    San Jose's Tech museum is a popular stop in San Jose, and well deserves its positive reputation. I have been there several times and am always impressed by the innovative, interactive exhibits. This museum was planned to engage the visitor, not to be a passive display of artifacts.

    Tickets are available on-line (of course), and I highly recommend you use this service, expecially for newer shows. They can be very popular.

    It is also worth stopping in the nice gift shop, which has many unique items.

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    The Tech Museum of Innovation

    by venteeocho Written Apr 25, 2008

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    Chock-full of unique hands-on exhibits, this cosmopolitan museum in the heart of downtown San Jose singularly focuses on how technology functions and is changing every aspect of the way we work, live, play and learn. The exhibits explore every possible application of technology: science, medicine, astronomy and much more. Definitely check out the spectacular IMAX theatre or attend some of the educational workshops, snack at the café, or drop in on the bookstore, which features several volumes related to Silicon Valley culture. With a park across the street, The Tech Museum of Innovation is a great place for kids and adults.

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    The Tech Museum of Innovation

    by EllenG Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Uniquely Silicon Valley, the Tech aims to inspire the innovator in everyone, The Tech has nearly 250 high-technology exhibits, divided into four theme galleries, into a fun experience that includes large-format movies in the Hackworth IMAX® Dome Theater. The IMAX is showing Fantasia 2000 from January to April 2000.

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  • San Jose has few sites of...

    by jagr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    San Jose has few sites of interest. One site I went to which I can say it's 'only in San Jose' is the Tech Museum, an exhibit dedicated to the high-tech industry. You'll see interactive displays, as well as 'making of a computer chip.'

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    See 'The Tech' - an...

    by PartyRambo Updated Jul 27, 2003

    See 'The Tech' - properly named 'The Tech Museum of Innovation' - an interactive computer-driven technology centre. As San Jose is part of Silicon Valley, it's natural to have a place devoted to computers.

    Across from what I assume is the 'Town Square', a very nice little parkette, and down the street from what I assume was Town Hall, it's a fun way to spend an afternoon.

    More for the kids & teens, adults will find it interesting as well.

    But Bill Gates & Steve Jobs - might be bored...

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    The Tech Museum of Innovation

    by MDH Written May 2, 2003
    The Tech Museum on a gray, rainy day.

    This is San Jose's prime tech-themed museum which explores its recent technological past and its future. Some of the exhibits here are on the birth of the internet Internet, Space technogology, the computer pioneers, medical technology, and globalization. Also included in the museum is San Jose's only IMAX theatre.

    This museum is informative for adults and fun for kids.

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