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Celebrating a decade of inspiration

Press Release Date 
Monday, 8 June, 2009
The Tech Museum was little more than a dream back in 1978 when the Junior League of Palo Alto - and later the San Jose Junior League - struck upon a grand plan to create a dynamic learning center devoted to science and technology. Twelve years later, "The Garage" swung open its doors at downtown San Jose's former convention center on San Carlos Street and quickly became a valuable educational resource for children and young adults across the Bay Area. On October 31, 1998, The Tech Museum moved into a bigger, dazzling 132,000-square-foot mango-and-azure-colored domed building, unlike any other in the Silicon Valley or the world. The Tech Museum has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth and a showcase of the latest blockbuster exhibits, high-tech gizmos and wondrous gadgets that continue to define Silicon Valley. WHAT: A festive public celebration marked by song, food and fun to celebrate 10 years at The Tech Museum's permanent Market Street location. Special guests include San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, major high-tech CEOs and many of the museum's key sponsors across the years. Plus a few surprise guests! WHEN: June 14, 2009. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the main festivities - including a proclamation delivered by the Mayor and the cutting of a huge, themed birthday cake - begin about 1 p.m. in front of the building. WHERE: 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA About The Tech Museum of Innovation The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Tech Museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit educational resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through educational programs, the annual Tech Challenge team competition for youth, and the internationally recognized Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc. The Tech Museum of Innovation celebrates the present and encourages thedevelopment of innovative ideas for a more promising future. For more information about The Tech Museum of Innovation, visit www.thetech.org. Contact: Roqua Montez Senior Manager Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org