The Tech Interactive

The Tech Interactive, San Jose: Hours, Address, The Tech Interactive Reviews: 4/5

The Tech Interactive
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Speciality Museums • Science Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
*The Tech Interactive is closed through Tuesday, March 31. For more information about our response to COVID-19 please visit thetech.org/covid-19. The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly hands-on science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. It has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth — Silicon Valley. The Tech is dedicated to inspiring the innovator in everyone. With 132,000 square feet of fun, hands-on experiences and one of-a-kind floor programs, The Tech unleashes your creative sparks. Enjoy the largest IMAX dome screen in the West —and the first in the world with a 4K laser projector. You'll see amazing documentaries come to life on an eight-story-high screen and digital surround-sound system.
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mini
Fremont, CA109,601 contributions
Tech Museum and IMAX Show
Mar 2020
We enjoyed going to both the Tech Museum, which is a very good interactive science Museum. We also went to the IMAX show, which was also good to see. There is a store and cafe as well.

It is in the downtown area of San Jose.
Written May 7, 2020
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svati_onthemove
Mumbai, India57 contributions
Science can be fun!
Jul 2019
Highly recommend it for children and grown ups who are young at heart. It entertains, educates, involves and inspires.
Written March 6, 2020
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Rick C.
Santa Fe, NM37 contributions
Fun and interactive museum
Feb 2020
I've always preferred hands-on museums over museums where you just observe things under glass and read about what you are looking at. This museum is definitely hands-on. A highlight for me was creating an animation of a camel wearing "bling" riding a skateboard upside down with one hand. :-D
Written March 1, 2020
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vivaeldori
3 contributions
Little Tech
Aug 2019
It was a pleasant activity for my son. It was a bit smaller for a Tech Interactive place. Souvenir items are expensive. Not much of a selection in their store. It's clean and the kids had so much fun. That's what's important.
Written February 11, 2020
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williamNola
nola258 contributions
bring the kids!
Jan 2020
we got to the museum just as they were opening up and there were kids waitng outside with their teachers. how nice. these kids get to go on a field trip, i thought. when we got inside we realized, other than teachers, we were the only adults in the place. luckily we were both retired teachers and were very comfortable being surrounded by all those children. the place is very interactive with activities for all age groups. we spent two hours watching students go through all the activities. they were enjoying themselves as they learned. that's the way it's supposed to be. it also had one of the best gift shops i've seen in a long time and a decent snack bar.
Written February 4, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA109,601 contributions
Good Nature Movies at the Tech, San Jose, Ca
Jan 2020
I went to see the nature movie Back from the Brink at the Tech. The theater is very nice to see nature movies at. The Tech is in the downtown area of San Jose. There is also a museum, but this time, I only went to see the movies. There is also a cafe and store.
Written January 21, 2020
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Henrique_WestOz
Perth, Australia68 contributions
I wish I had my kids with me!
Dec 2019
If you are in San Jose it is a must to visit. One the best museums I've ever been to. Lots of interactive displays, very informative and engaging. And I got free entry because of food donation. I would highly recommend for young and old. I so wish I had my kids with me, they would have loved it!
Written January 16, 2020
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larry z
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States102 contributions
Fun for young kids
Dec 2019
Lots of interesting exhibits for adults, but also plenty for kids. We brought a 3 and six year old and they went non-stop for over two hours. Everything is interactive so they can touch every exhibit even if they can't grasp the full meaning.
Written January 6, 2020
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Busy b b
19 contributions
Day trip
Dec 2019 • Family
Awesome Interactive mind captivating experience definitely a must if you have small are teenagers children Always Something new going on here with plenty of parking in the area oh and don't forget the spectacular IMAX Dome Theater one of a kind movies and mini-documentaries it's a must
Written December 29, 2019
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hannysea
Edmonton, Canada12 contributions
Fun time killer
Dec 2019 • Family
Great place to kill some time especially on a rainy day in San Jose - they have tons of cool exhibits and an attached imax that was playing star wars at the time. Would recommend but may be vaguely repetitive in some exhibits if you've visited a science center elsewhere.
Written December 23, 2019
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The Tech Interactive is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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