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Calendar of Events for May & June 2006

Press Release Date 
Thursday, 4 May, 2006
GENERAL INFORMATION HOURS: The Tech is open Tuesday through Sunday and also Holiday Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PRICING: $10 general admission, $8 seniors, $7 children (Galleries OR IMAX); $16 general admission, $11 seniors, $10 children (COMBO Galleries and IMAX) CONTACT: For general information, 408-294-TECH (8324), www.thetech.org LOCATION: The Tech is located in downtown San Jose at the corner of Park Ave. and Market St. near I-280 and Hwy 87. Easily accessible via Light Rail, Bus, Car and Caltrain ************************************************************************ FRESH @ THE TECH THE TECH WILL BE OPEN MEMORIAL DAY! Join us Monday, May 29 for a full day of fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Poseidon" Opens May 12 This remake of the 1972 classic The Poseidon Adventure has been getting rave reviews. A rogue wave crashes into a luxury liner and survivors struggle to make their way to safety. In The Tech|!s IMAX Dome Theater, you|!ll feel the wave as if you were on board! ON weekends, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., head down to the Museum|!s Lower Level for special Shipwreck Activities designed to enhance your IMAX experience. "Mystery of the Nile" Opens June 13 This four-star rated IMAX film is the epic story of the first descent down the world|!s deadliest river, the Nile. Join a team of explorers as they set out to become the first-ever to complete a full descent of the world|!s greatest river, the Blue Nile and the Nile, from source to sea. "Superman Returns" Opens June 30 The Man of Steel is back! After a mysterious absence of several years, Superman is challenged by an old enemy plotting his demise. And how does Lois Lane fit into the picture|@ This soaring epic adventure promises to be a summer highlight. Special Museum programming is in the works to round out the Superman experience. EXHIBITS View from Space This award winning exhibit shows earth from the viewpoint of astronauts in space. Watch hurricanes form over a large-scale globe or see what scientists are saying about the impact of global warming. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, View from Space received a 2003 Tech Museum Award. It allows visitors to observe complex scientific information in an easily understandable, visually stunning form. Presentations are held several times daily. IDEA House We've remodeled the IDEA House, with more zany gizmos in the kitchen, a bigger snack zone and a brand new swimming pool. Visitors can build and operate devices designed to make everyday tasks easy and fun! Untamed Images Closes June 18 Silicon Valley engineer-turned-photographer Michael Pollack loves wild things and wild places. He's toured the world looking for them, producing a one-of-a-kind digital photography exhibit called Untamed Images. This free exhibition is located in The Tech's New Venture Hall. CURRENT IMAX FILMS Forces of Nature There are nearly 500,000 earthquakes, more than 1,000 tornadoes and about 50 volcanoes erupting around the world each year. "Forces of Nature" lets you experience what it|!s like when the ground shakes, mountains explode and the sky turns black and violent. Narrated by actor Kevin Bacon. Roving Mars This made-for-IMAX movie takes viewers on a stunning voyage through space! Follow NASA's adventurous robots, Spirit and Opportunity, as they explore Mars and uncover the mysteries of the Red Planet. Wired to Win This is the story of two bicyclists competing in the legendary Tour de France. During the three-week race, competitors experience fatigue, pain, lack of motivation and a myriad of other emotions. This action-packed movie shows how they use their brains to control all this and keep going - even after a crash that takes down 100 riders! SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS Ongoing: Segway Human Transporter You've seen it in the news, now try it out yourself! Take a ride on the Segway Human Transporter, daily from 2-3 p.m. *Riders must be over 16 years old and weigh between 100 and 250 pounds* Second Sundays are Free, Thanks to AT&T AT&T and The Tech are offering free unlimited gallery admission to the community the second Sunday of every month. This is a great opportunity to explore the technologies impacting your life. Experience interactive, hands-on exhibits like "NetPl@net" and "Wet Lab." There's something at The Tech to inspire the innovator in everyone! Upcoming Free Days: May 14, June 11. Free Wireless Internet Access @ The Tech's Café Primavera Grab a bite to eat and check your email at Café Primavera in The Tech's lobby. Hungry museum-goers, downtown workers and convention attendees can nosh on pizza, delicious sandwiches and healthy salads while getting the latest news on their laptops or PDAs. VOLUNTEERS The Tech is looking for volunteers to join the museum crew to help engage people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies that affect our lives. Inspire young people to become tomorrow's innovators and have lots of fun along the way! Must be at least 15 and able to make a commitment of one year, eight hours per month. Call The Tech's Volunteer Recruitment Team at (408) 795-6163 for more information and a volunteer application. http://www.thetech.org/about/volunteer/ MISSION STATEMENT: THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION The Tech Museum of Innovation is a non-profit educational institution that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, at 201 S. Market Street. For more information, visit our website at www.thetech.org or call (408) 294-TECH. ###