Tech Interactive is a science and technology facility that offers hands-on activities, labs, design challenges, and other STEAM education materials. It is situated near to the Plaza de César Chávez in downtown San Jose, California.

The structure has three levels with a striking mango and azure color scheme. A 45-foot-tall (14 m) cylindrical tower has a complicated multi-story sculpture titled Origin on the lowest level. The artwork depicts the relationships between art, technology, and the earth’s natural resources. Science on a Roll, a prominent rolling ball sculpture by George Rhoads, is situated near the entrance of the building. Bill Hewlett, Bob Noyce, David Packard, and Gordon Moore, 4 illustrious Silicon Valley businessmen, are quoted on the front wall. The structure was designed by Ricardo Legorreta, a Mexican architect.


The IMAX Dome Theater, which opened in 1998 and has been updated since offers both mainstream and educational films. It is the only domed IMAX theater in Northern California, has the first dome laser projector, and seats up to 280 people.


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  • The Tech Challenge
  • The Tech for Global Good
  • Tech Academies
  • School Programs

Exhibits on the Upper Level

  • The Tech for Global Good
  • Body Worlds Decoded
  • Reboot Reality
  • Innovations in Healthcare
  • Biodesign Studio 

Exhibits on the Lowel Level

  • Solve for Earth
  • Social Robots
  • Cyber Detectives
  • Space Exploration
  • Body Motion
  • The Tech Studio

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The Tech Interactive

201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: 408-294-8324
Get on CA-87 from W San Carlos St
4 min (0.8 mi)
Continue on CA-87 to Blossom Hill Rd. Take exit 4 from CA-85 S
7 min (6.3 mi)

Drive to your destination – Silicon Valley Dental Center 2 min (0.7 mi)