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The Tech Interactive - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

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About The Tech Interactive

The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose. On the lower level there is a complex multi-story sculpture titled Origin, inside a 45-foot-tall cylindrical tower. The artwork portrays relationships among art, technology, and natural resources of the earth. Near the entrance to the building, there is Science on a Roll, a popular rolling ball sculpture by George Rhoads.


Attractions Near The Tech Interactive

Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Plaza de Cesar Chavez0.12km from The Tech Interactive
San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose Museum of Art0.25km from The Tech Interactive

The San José Museum of Art is a modern and contemporary art museum in downtown San Jose, California. This is the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County, serving over 45,000 children per year. The permanent collection focuses on contemporary art by US West Coast artists, with a growing emphasis on art of the Pacific Rim. The collection includes more than 2,600 artworks in a variety of media including sculpture, paintings, prints, digital media, photographs, and drawings.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph0.29km from The Tech Interactive

This is a massive Roman Catholic church in downtown San Jose, the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose, California, with the distinction of a minor basilica. It is listed as a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The basilica is named for Saint Joseph, patron saint of the Catholic Church and namesake of San Jose, California.

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose0.53km from The Tech Interactive

This is a cultural institution serving children, families, and schools in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. A member of the Association of Children's Museums and the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Children's Discovery Museum is located in downtown San Jose. The museum builds and displays interactive exhibits that responds to early childhood education.

MACLA
MACLA0.6km from The Tech Interactive

This is a contemporary arts space focused on the Chicano and Latino experience and history, located in the SoFA district at 510 South First Street in San Jose, California. The museum was founded in 1989, in order to encourage civic dialog and social equity. The current programming includes visual art, performing and literary arts, youth arts education, and a community art program. The space has two performing arts spaces, a gallery and the MACLA Castellano Playhouse.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles0.64km from The Tech Interactive

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA. Founded in 1977, the museum is the first in the United States devoted solely to quilts and textiles as an art form. It include a permanent collection of over 1,000 quilts, garments and ethnic textiles, emphasizing artists of the 20th- and 21st-century, and a research library with over 500 books concerning the history and techniques of the craft.

Where is The Tech Interactive

Discover More Attractions in Santa Clara County, Where The Tech Interactive Is Located

Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County
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Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.

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