The Tech Museum
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 77%Local Culture
- 58%History Buffs
- 58%Art & Design Lovers
- 57%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (14)
- The Tech MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesFeb 26, 2014
Star Wars exhibition is on until March 23rd 2014 and is a good trip out for big ad little kids alike! Lots of interactive stuff to touch and play on, and open every day of the week.
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- The Tech MuseumAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 15, 2013
As a lifelong Star Wars fanatic, it is with great pleasure that we checked out the new Star Wars exhibit at the San Jose Tech Museum. On display were some of the original models that were used on the films, including the Millenium Falcon, X-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Fighters, Star Destroyers, and a life-size landspeeder. Also on display were Wookies, Jedis, Yoda, Stormtroopers, Wampas, and a giant Droideka. Also, lightsabers from all the major players in Star Wars were on exhibit. Of course, what exhibit would it be without Darth Vader making his presence felt!!! The Star Wars exhibit is a wonderful addition to the Tech Museum, and everyone should visit. May the Force be with you!
As for the regular exhibits at the Tech Museum, they're also quite wonderful, as you can learn all about Sound, Genes, technology, an worldwide innovations. Great for kids and the family!
- The Tech MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 23, 2013
Amazing museum for kids. Lots of exhibits to learn about space, balance, mechanics, etc. Its really big with more to do than you will have time for. It can get crowded on weekends, so come prepared with a dose of patience. The earlier you arrive the better.
- The Tech MuseumMember ofFoodiesApr 03, 2013
I've only been here for special events ie prom and now a corporate holiday party. It's a great venue, food is excellent, and great decor. On top of that while you're here for an event, you get to check out all the exhibits like the earthquake simulator or the space shuttle jet pack. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I love casino night! So much fun and a great theme for your event. I want to do it all over again! At the end of the night they even packed up all the left over desserts from the buffet for guests to take home woot! But because of these events, I've also had the luxury to browse some of the exhibits. It's a great place to take your kids for a fun learning experience and it's in the heart of Silicon Valley. I can't wait to check out their new Star Wars exhibit coming soon!
- The Tech MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Jan 02, 2013
Bar none one of the best museums in San Jose. If you are visiting this is a MUST see. From the pool balls out on the north end of the museum to the variety of exhibits you simply cannot go bored here. Thursday nights on select days of the month are also for singles. Bottom line is there is a lot to learn. Enjoy it!
- The Tech MuseumFirst to ReviewOct 08, 2012
The Tech continues to surprise you on the inside ... try the evening events that believe it or not make a museum a cool date night even if you're not a techie.
As interesting is the outside designed by one of Mexico's greatest architechts... I've started calling it the Tech Adobe and if you take San Jose Walks & Talks student-led tour you'll really appreciate why...
- The Tech MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 05, 2012
I arrived around 7:20PM and there was a small line of about 6 people ahead of me. They check ID at the door so be prepared! Once the nice ID checker saw that my birthday was in August, she exclaimed "Happy birthday! You get a free ticket tonight!" I was slightly confused since last night wasn't my birthday, but I was happy to take the silly hat and noisemaker she handed to me. My entrance ticket even says "Happy birthday" on it. What an awesome souvenir.
Anyway, if you are the "big kid at heart" type (must be 21+) who ever have a remote interest in science, be sure to check out The Tech Museum. Sure, some of their exhibits are a bit dated (OK, some are REALLY dated), it's a great way to have some hands-on fun without having to dodge or shove kids out of your way. Seriously, a night without munchkins running over your toes and screaming your ears off is a PLUS. I can't imagine myself using the wheelchair race simulator against an 8-year-old.
After Hours reminds me of Night Life at the CA Academy of Sciences. Sure, it's the smaller, less polished version, but I still had fun. One of the coolest parts were the bean bag and lawn chairs surrounding the stage and dance floor. While some people boogied down, others got to sit back, relax, and enjoy a gigantic slice of $5 pizza or hamburger. Our server was a nice young man who was extremely polite and worked really hard at the food station. I wish I had gotten his name.
Oh, one of my fav parts of my visit was the earthquake simulator! Apparently, that thing is at least 15 years old and has never been replaced. WOW!!! I'm really amazed because that thing takes a super beating. It's way less fancy than the new simulator at the Academy of Sciences, but it definitely has a leg up because it similates about 7-8 different earthquakes instead of just one. I got to relive the 1994 Northridge earthquake thanks to The Tech Museum and Ken, the person manning the exhibit last night. He was a fun guy to talk to and was really interested in hearing my feedback about how to improve their exhibit.
In terms of parking, I parked in an underground structure for $7 (set price after 5PM) and walked across the street to the main entrance of the museum. Easy as 1, 2, 3!
- The Tech MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2First to ReviewJul 03, 2012
The Tech is an amazing science/technology museum that has rotating exhibits; you'll never get bored! I recommend checking out the IMAX Dome theater, which is nearly 360° of film screen surrounding you. Very surreal and very cool!