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Second Sundays Are Free, Thanks To SBC

Press Release Date 
Wednesday, 4 February, 2004
SBC and The Tech Museum of Innovation today announced their "Second Sundays Are Free" program, providing the entire community complimentary access to The Tech's galleries the second Sunday of each month throughout 2004, starting February 8. Guests will experience a wealth of interactive, hands-on, exhibits and unique floor programs that inspire innovation in technologies that impact their local and global communities. New exhibits like Engineer It!, which runs January 30 through September 6, and Genetics: Technology With a Twist, which opens in March, are among the must-see attractions. "We couldn't be more pleased that SBC is generously providing free access to everyone who visits The Tech on these dates," said The Tech's President and CEO Peter Giles. "By partnering with SBC on this important program, we're able to further our mission of inspiring innovation and engaging people of all ages in the technologies impacting their lives." "SBC is proud to extend the spirit of technological innovation further into the community by helping make The Tech accessible to those who haven't visited recently, or who otherwise may not have the resources to do so," said SBC's Senior Vice President External Affairs-North Joyce Taylor. San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales commended the partnerships among local businesses and cultural organizations that create synergies to benefit the community directly. "By working together, SBC and The Tech Museum are sparking our community's interest in innovation that has been the foundation for our prosperity and opportunities for our residents. This is an investment in the next generation of Silicon Valley's leaders," said Mayor Gonzales. Further Information
Note that this new program provides free access to galleries only, not the Hackworth IMAX Dome. These 2004 dates include:

· February 8, 2004
· March 14, 2004
· April 11, 2004
· May 9, 2004
· June 13, 2004
· July 11, 2004
· August 8, 2004
· September 12, 2004
· October 10, 2004
· November 14, 2004
· December 12, 2004

Regularly, tickets to museum galleries and IMAX are $9, $8 and $7 each for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. Combo tickets (galleries and one IMAX film) are available for $16, $15, $13 for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. Through March 2004, The Tech is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, and is also open holiday Mondays. Starting in April 2004, The Tech is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. About The Tech Museum of Innovation
Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley, Calif., The Tech Museum of Innovation, a non-profit organization, engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. For more information, visit www.thetech.org or call (408) 294-TECH. About SBC Communications Inc.
SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com) is one of the world's leading data, voice and Internet services providers. Through its world-class networks, SBC companies provide a full range of voice, data, networking and e-business services, as well as directory advertising and publishing. A Fortune 30 company, SBC is America's leading provider of high-speed DSL Internet Access services and one of the nation's leading Internet Service Providers. SBC companies currently serve 56 million access lines nationwide. In addition, SBC companies own 60 percent of America's second-largest wireless company, Cingular Wireless, which serves 23 million wireless customers. Internationally, SBC companies have telecommunications investments in 25 countries. Media Contacts: The Tech Museum of Innovation – Tony Santos, 408-795-6226, tsantos@thetech.org SBC Communications – Leon Beauchman, 408-491-6206, leon.beauchman@sbc.com