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The Tech Museum of Innovation: Calendar of Events August/September 2005

Press Release Date 
Monday, 8 August, 2005

HOURS: The Tech is open Tuesday through Sunday and also holiday Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PRICING: $10, $8 seniors, $7 children (Galleries OR IMAX); $16, $15 seniors, $13 children (COMBO Galleries and IMAX)
CONTACT: For general information, 408-294-TECH (8324),
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, Caltrain

CULTIVATE AND STIMULATE YOUR INNER INVENTOR BEFORE THE SUMMER ENDS Invention @ Play Open Through September 5 What do the inventors behind Post-it Notes®, Kevlar®, Velcro® and the microwave oven have in common with children|@ Play! Play and its connection to the innovative mind are now open for exploration through September 5 at The Tech. Invention at Play focuses on the similarities between the way children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. IDEA House Open Through September 5 How can you design tools to make your life easier and more exciting|@ Find out by visiting IDEA House, a unique programming space filled with hands-on activities and challenges to put your ideas into overdrive. Design contraptions to spice up delivery of snacks from the kitchen to the couch, devise a Fido Fling that will save you from having to play fetch with your dog over and over, and a lot more. Pick up an activity kit to continue innovating at home. Now Playing:Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Acclaimed Director Tim Burton brings his imaginative style and unique vision to this Roald Dahl classic. Take a fantastic journey with Charlie through the previously off-limits candy empire of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. See this Hollywood blockbuster as only IMAX can offer! FRESH @ THE TECH Conversations with the Future Speaker Series: Professor Hank Greely Thursday, August 25 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join Stanford Professor Hank Greely on August 25 for "The Neuroscience Revolution – Ethics and the Law." Greely will discuss the ethical and legal implications for emerging technologies related to brain function. This is the second installment in The Tech's Conversations with the Future adult speaker series. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation running from 7 -8:30 p.m. General admission is $35, Tech member admission is $25, and student admission is $10. Register now at Paintings and Sculpture by Artist Karl Momen Through September 5 Works by internationally renowned Bay Area Artist Karl Momen are now on free display in The Tech's New Venture Hall. This multi-medium show features painting, sculpture, and a special triptych of paint on silk-screened aluminum that symbolizes the highly structured world of modern technology. Long fascinated by the tension between man and machine, Momen uses geometric shapes to depict a universe of balanced forces. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Opening in IMAX September 23 Magnificent Desolation, produced by Tom Hanks, takes audiences to the surface of the moon to walk alongside the extraordinary Apollo astronauts who have stepped upon its surface. With never before seen photographs, CGI renditions for the lunar landscape and previously unreleased NASA footage, audiences will be immersed in the life-changing experiences of these astronauts by illustrating what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did while on the lunar surface. "Game On" Opens September 30 Explore the history, culture and future of video games at this temporary exhibit. "Game On" takes an in-depth look at gaming's fascinating past and limitless future. Interactive, all-action, state-of-the-art, ground breaking, "Game On" is suitable for players of all ages. EXHIBITS "NetPl@net" - A New Tech Gallery Now Open This hands-on, permanent gallery will inspire visitors to use the Internet in unique new ways, and to dream up the next Internet innovation! Participate in a Virtual Arm Wrestle using haptic technology, express yourself by publishing and posting a web site, take a tour around the globe with our amazing world-wide webcams, and so much more. Extend your visit online at home with a TechTag bracelet! CURRENT IMAX FILMS Mystery of the Nile Now Playing From the makers of Everest comes a breathtaking cinematic expedition down the world's greatest and most deadly river, the Blue Nile. For 114 days, a team of explorers led by Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown faced seemingly insurmountable challenges as they made their way along all 3,260 miles of the river to become the first in history to complete a full descent of the Blue Nile from source to sea. Catch the history, the scenery and the action as only IMAX can deliver. Also playing: Forces of Nature 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 SBC SBC 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 new exhibits like "NetPl@net," "Invention @ Play," and so much more! With interactive, hands-on exhibits and floor programming, there's something at The Tech to inspire the innovator in everyone.
Upcoming Free Days: August 14 and September 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 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. 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 or call (408) 294-TECH.