The Tech Interactive

The Tech Interactive The Tech Interactive is a must-see, must-do Silicon Valley experience. New exhibits! New movies! Hands-on science & IMAX! 201 South Market Street San Jose, CA, 95113 Phone: 408-294-8324.
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The Tech Interactive will reopen on Saturday, May 29. The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly interactive 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. We are driven by our mission: to inspire the innovator in everyone.

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Friends who calculate the carbon footprint of their burrito bowls together, stay together. 😌 Have you played with Pick a...
06/14/2021

Friends who calculate the carbon footprint of their burrito bowls together, stay together. 😌 Have you played with Pick and Chews yet? 🌯 #SolveForEarth

Every minute about 3 pints of oxygen-rich blood flow through your liver before continuing on to other parts of the body....
06/11/2021

Every minute about 3 pints of oxygen-rich blood flow through your liver before continuing on to other parts of the body. Most of the blood comes directly from your digestive tract, carried by a short blood vessel called the ✨portal vein✨

Check out amazing specimen like this one in Body Worlds Decoded this weekend. 💀

Every minute about 3 pints of oxygen-rich blood flow through your liver before continuing on to other parts of the body. Most of the blood comes directly from your digestive tract, carried by a short blood vessel called the ✨portal vein✨

Check out amazing specimen like this one in Body Worlds Decoded this weekend. 💀

Planning your summer to-do list ☀️? Beat the heat and stay cool 😎 and creative with our sunny STEM activities! 🙌https://...
06/10/2021
STEM activities for a day of fun in the sun

Planning your summer to-do list ☀️? Beat the heat and stay cool 😎 and creative with our sunny STEM activities! 🙌
https://www.thetechathome.org/post/stem-activities-for-a-day-of-fun-in-the-sun

Don’t know what to do with all your free time now that school is out? Kick off your summer with these activities! 1. Gimme s’more sun! Who needs a campfire when you can harvest the power of the sun? Build your own solar oven to make a yummy treat sure to please in Cooking with the Sun. It will l...

06/09/2021

What came first, the chicken or the dinosaur egg? 🦖🐓 #AskAGeneticist

06/04/2021
Welcome back to The Tech Interactive

Smizing our eyes out. We missed you San Jose!

Tickets are still available to visit us this weekend. You can grab yours at thetech.org/tickets.

All kinds of animals rely on wildlife crossings. Learn about them in this incredible New York Times feature then build y...
06/04/2021
How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look.

All kinds of animals rely on wildlife crossings. Learn about them in this incredible New York Times feature then build your own in our design challenge, "Caution! Wildlife Crossing." thetechathome.org/wildlifecrossing

There are few things Americans can agree on these days. Wildlife crossings, it seems, are one of them.

Parents, if you need some safe, fun summer STEAM learning for your under-12 kiddos, try our Virtual Family Maker Camps! ...
06/02/2021

Parents, if you need some safe, fun summer STEAM learning for your under-12 kiddos, try our Virtual Family Maker Camps! Each session we tackle a new design challenge, like building a solar oven to make s'mores, or designing a safe crossing for our wildlife friends. Only $25 per session ($10 for members!).

Learn more at https://www.thetech.org/familycamp.

Parents, if you need some safe, fun summer STEAM learning for your under-12 kiddos, try our Virtual Family Maker Camps! Each session we tackle a new design challenge, like building a solar oven to make s'mores, or designing a safe crossing for our wildlife friends. Only $25 per session ($10 for members!).

Learn more at https://www.thetech.org/familycamp.

It's National Great Outdoors Month but you're more...indoorsy? Celebrate in our comfy IMAX theater by watching Into Amer...
06/01/2021
Into America's Wild - Official IMAX Trailer

It's National Great Outdoors Month but you're more...indoorsy? Celebrate in our comfy IMAX theater by watching Into America's Wild 🐎🌲🛶. Tickets available weekends in June.

Now Playing in IMAX and Giant Screen Theatres https://intoamericaswild.com/ From the Academy Award®-nominated producers of the acclaimed hit film National Pa...

It was an awesome day at The Tech Interactive. We're open this Sunday and Monday... come see us! 🎉
05/30/2021

It was an awesome day at The Tech Interactive. We're open this Sunday and Monday... come see us! 🎉

We spy... swag bags for our first guests! 🥳 We are so excited to reopen our doors in just a couple of days!
05/27/2021

We spy... swag bags for our first guests! 🥳 We are so excited to reopen our doors in just a couple of days!

We spy... swag bags for our first guests! 🥳 We are so excited to reopen our doors in just a couple of days!

Kids acting like they've never used motion controls to procedurally generate lifeforms in an alien aquarium before. 👀 Co...
05/27/2021

Kids acting like they've never used motion controls to procedurally generate lifeforms in an alien aquarium before. 👀 Come play with Wave Atlas when we reopen this weekend! 🦑

Kids acting like they've never used motion controls to procedurally generate lifeforms in an alien aquarium before. 👀 Come play with Wave Atlas when we reopen this weekend! 🦑

05/26/2021

Our heart goes out to everyone affected by the terrible tragedy in San Jose this morning. VTA and its workers are such a crucial part of our community — the very definition of essential workers. We grieve with them, the families of the victims, and all of our city.

T-minus one week until reopening! We're so excited to welcome you back. 🎉
05/22/2021

T-minus one week until reopening! We're so excited to welcome you back. 🎉

T-minus one week until reopening! We're so excited to welcome you back. 🎉

As the global population continues to rise, we need to use our resources efficiently and employ sustainable farming prac...
05/21/2021

As the global population continues to rise, we need to use our resources efficiently and employ sustainable farming practices 🌾, both traditional and modern, that will yield enough food for the future to thrive.

How can we produce food sustainably to feed the world’s growing population? 🌎

Dive into sustainability at our Solve for Earth exhibit! You can get a special preview when we reopen on Saturday, May 29!

As the global population continues to rise, we need to use our resources efficiently and employ sustainable farming practices 🌾, both traditional and modern, that will yield enough food for the future to thrive.

How can we produce food sustainably to feed the world’s growing population? 🌎

Dive into sustainability at our Solve for Earth exhibit! You can get a special preview when we reopen on Saturday, May 29!

Actual footage of you writing, "visit The Tech Interactive on opening weekend" in your planner. ✍️ #May29
05/21/2021

Actual footage of you writing, "visit The Tech Interactive on opening weekend" in your planner. ✍️ #May29

Actual footage of you writing, "visit The Tech Interactive on opening weekend" in your planner. ✍️ #May29

It's not too late to do some programming for #ScratchWeek! Check out some of our Scratch activities, such as Butterfly A...
05/20/2021

It's not too late to do some programming for #ScratchWeek! Check out some of our Scratch activities, such as Butterfly Algorithms 🦋, and put your computational thinking skills to the test! https://scratch.mit.edu/users/techinteractive/

It's not too late to do some programming for #ScratchWeek! Check out some of our Scratch activities, such as Butterfly Algorithms 🦋, and put your computational thinking skills to the test! https://scratch.mit.edu/users/techinteractive/

Have you ever looked up in the golden tube on the lower level of The Tech? You'll find a a peaceful display called, "The...
05/19/2021

Have you ever looked up in the golden tube on the lower level of The Tech? You'll find a a peaceful display called, "The Origin" that is based on early circuit design. So basically the roots of Silicon Valley are... roots. 🤭

Have you ever looked up in the golden tube on the lower level of The Tech? You'll find a a peaceful display called, "The Origin" that is based on early circuit design. So basically the roots of Silicon Valley are... roots. 🤭

Each ring on a tree 🌳 represents the climatic conditions of a year that the tree has lived through. Dendrologists can st...
05/18/2021

Each ring on a tree 🌳 represents the climatic conditions of a year that the tree has lived through. Dendrologists can study🔎 the color, width and density of the rings to understand past and present-day environmental conditions. Trees not only provide us with a living record of climate change but can even predict potential future problems!

How can learning about past climate history inform sustainability efforts going forward?

Preview our newest exhibit, Solve for Earth, when we reopen on Saturday, May 29! 🥳

Each ring on a tree 🌳 represents the climatic conditions of a year that the tree has lived through. Dendrologists can study🔎 the color, width and density of the rings to understand past and present-day environmental conditions. Trees not only provide us with a living record of climate change but can even predict potential future problems!

How can learning about past climate history inform sustainability efforts going forward?

Preview our newest exhibit, Solve for Earth, when we reopen on Saturday, May 29! 🥳

How excited are we to reopen? We’re “jumping dancer” excited.
05/17/2021

How excited are we to reopen? We’re “jumping dancer” excited.

How excited are we to reopen? We’re “jumping dancer” excited.

Just dropping a ✨laser-etched brain ✨ on your feed
05/14/2021

Just dropping a ✨laser-etched brain ✨ on your feed

Just dropping a ✨laser-etched brain ✨ on your feed

About 1.7 million species have been identified on Earth 🌏 but there are probably 8 to 9 million — and possibly as many a...
05/13/2021

About 1.7 million species have been identified on Earth 🌏 but there are probably 8 to 9 million — and possibly as many as 100 million! Studying species allows us to learn from their unique features and apply it to human technologies, such as creating robots to mimic the chameleon’s tongue 👅 or even creating color-changing 🌈 materials using photonic crystals like the ones chameleons have in their skin. You can imagine why extinction is disruptive and harmful to us in ways that we may not understand now.

What other species can we look to for inspiration in making human technologies more efficient?

You can get a sneak peek of our newest exhibit, Solve for Earth, when we reopen on May 29! ✨

About 1.7 million species have been identified on Earth 🌏 but there are probably 8 to 9 million — and possibly as many as 100 million! Studying species allows us to learn from their unique features and apply it to human technologies, such as creating robots to mimic the chameleon’s tongue 👅 or even creating color-changing 🌈 materials using photonic crystals like the ones chameleons have in their skin. You can imagine why extinction is disruptive and harmful to us in ways that we may not understand now.

What other species can we look to for inspiration in making human technologies more efficient?

You can get a sneak peek of our newest exhibit, Solve for Earth, when we reopen on May 29! ✨

05/13/2021
A peek at our newest exhibit...

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at our upcoming exhibit: Solve for Earth. 🌎👀 Experience a special preview starting on Saturday, May 29.

Reserve your spot: thetech.org/tickets

05/11/2021
Blue Eye Genetics

Have you ever wondered how blue eyes get their color? Olivia has some answers for you. 👀

Map out your fridge to be more efficient and keep foods fresher: • Bottom shelf: Meat🥩, poultry🍗 and fish🐟 in the trays....
05/07/2021

Map out your fridge to be more efficient and keep foods fresher:

• Bottom shelf: Meat🥩, poultry🍗 and fish🐟 in the trays. This is the coldest place in the fridge.

• High-humidity drawer: Most veggies🥬🥕, particularly those that might wilt.

• Low-humidity drawer: Fruits🍎🥑, along with vegetables🧅 that have a tendency to rot.

• Door: Condiments. This is the warmest part of the fridge (gets warm air every time you open it).

How else can you counter energy and food waste?

Learn more sustainable living tips at our new exhibit, Solve for Earth. A beta version opens Saturday, May 29!

Map out your fridge to be more efficient and keep foods fresher:

• Bottom shelf: Meat🥩, poultry🍗 and fish🐟 in the trays. This is the coldest place in the fridge.

• High-humidity drawer: Most veggies🥬🥕, particularly those that might wilt.

• Low-humidity drawer: Fruits🍎🥑, along with vegetables🧅 that have a tendency to rot.

• Door: Condiments. This is the warmest part of the fridge (gets warm air every time you open it).

How else can you counter energy and food waste?

Learn more sustainable living tips at our new exhibit, Solve for Earth. A beta version opens Saturday, May 29!

05/07/2021
Mango Materials

Did you know that only 8.4% of plastic in the U.S. gets recycled? That’s why companies like Mango Materials are using science to create bioplastic. 🌊

Learn more: solveforearth.com/emerging-tech

05/05/2021

Writing a networking email can feel daunting. 😳 Nita from @missceoinc has a template to help you out! 

1. Introduce yourself and how you're both connected. 👋

2. Keep your requests clear and succinct.

3. Explain why the person is uniquely helpful to you (flattery helps).

4. Provide reasonable options for next steps. 📅

5. Express appreciation. 💜

Try this format out and let us know how it goes!

Cities generate over 70% of the world’s greenhouse gases, but they can also be the most effective way to create a sustai...
05/04/2021

Cities generate over 70% of the world’s greenhouse gases, but they can also be the most effective way to create a sustainable lifestyle. When people live densely, they can use resources more efficiently (like public transit). It’s estimated that by 2050, roughly three-quarters of the world will live in a city🏙️.

How can we design these cities to be more sustainable?

Starting May 29: come see a special preview of our brand-new exhibit, Solve for Earth. This experience will inspire and empower anyone who wants a better future for our environment. 🌎

Cities generate over 70% of the world’s greenhouse gases, but they can also be the most effective way to create a sustainable lifestyle. When people live densely, they can use resources more efficiently (like public transit). It’s estimated that by 2050, roughly three-quarters of the world will live in a city🏙️.

How can we design these cities to be more sustainable?

Starting May 29: come see a special preview of our brand-new exhibit, Solve for Earth. This experience will inspire and empower anyone who wants a better future for our environment. 🌎

May the 4th be with you. 💫 Throwback to when Stars Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at our IMAX theater in 2017. 🎥 What are...
05/04/2021

May the 4th be with you. 💫 Throwback to when Stars Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at our IMAX theater in 2017. 🎥 What are you hoping to watch on our big dome screen this year?

May the 4th be with you. 💫 Throwback to when Stars Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at our IMAX theater in 2017. 🎥 What are you hoping to watch on our big dome screen this year?

05/03/2021

After more than a year, The Tech Interactive and our IMAX Dome Theater are opening on Saturday, May 29! 🤩

In addition to longtime favorites like The Tech Studio, Social Robots and Body Worlds Decoded, you’ll get a special preview of a brand-new exhibit, Solve for Earth. 🌎

All admission is by timed tickets that must be reserved in advance. 🎟 For now, we’ll only be open on weekends. Get your tickets here: thetech.org/tickets

This week we invite you to give your eyes a break from the screen for #ScreenFreeWeek. Check out our Maker May Design Ch...
05/03/2021

This week we invite you to give your eyes a break from the screen for #ScreenFreeWeek. Check out our Maker May Design Challenges to enjoy some time for hands-on activities and connecting with the world around you. Be inspired by nature to create some art, design a boat, or even create your own arcade game!

For all the Maker May design challenges, check out https://www.thetechathome.org/makermay

The Tech Challenge 2021 Awards Ceremony
05/02/2021
The Tech Challenge 2021 Awards Ceremony

The Tech Challenge 2021 Awards Ceremony

Young innovators put their perseverance and problem-solving skills to the test during The Tech Challenge: Ultimate Upcycle, presented by Zoom Video Communica...

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201 S Market St
San Jose, CA
95113

General information

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary. Please see website for current schedule. Closed August 28 - September 1, Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(408) 294-8324

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Exhibits with more than 100 interactive hands-on experiences covering topics from virtual reality to biotechnology. A one-of-a-kind movie experience in our Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater. Immersive science and innovation labs for school groups, professional development workshops for educators, year-round learning for people of all ages.

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Come check out Interstellar in IMAX at The Tech Interactive! https://www.facebook.com/events/777515096101331/permalink/777515109434663/
We had a blast today, our Kids all interacting with everything they put there hands on. Thanks to The Tech for opening there door to all!!♥️♥️
Awesome page! It is crazy to see how booming the tech industry is becoming in today's society. I recently just watched this new sci-fi thriller, Empathy, Inc., that dives into the dark and mysterious world of Virtual Reality. I enjoyed how the film increases the awareness of technology in a twisted and entertaining way. I'd have to recommend to go see it! It is available on iTunes and Amazon, feel free to let me know your thoughts!
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The Tech is an interactive eye opener for many of its visitors.
Surf Dog Ricochet from Superpower Dogs sent me; thank you!
#surfdogricochet from Superpower Dogs sent me! ❤️
Excited to see Superpower Dogs with Surf Dog Ricochet! Thank you for showing this inspiring film!
Yesterday I spent a wonderful day at The San Jose Tech Museum Of Innovation! Thank you Gina Stephens for an awesome Christmas gift! I love you so!💞💞 For those that haven't been there I highly recommend it!!