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The Tech Museum of Innovation: Calendar of Events June, July and August 2004

Press Release Date 
Wednesday, 9 June, 2004


GENERAL INFORMATION
HOURS: The Tech is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PRICING: $9, $8 seniors, $7 children (Museum OR IMAX); $16, $15 seniors, $13 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, Caltrain ************************************************************************ FRESH @ THE TECH

Silicon Workshop – Now Open
Be inspired by Silicon Valley's innovations. Enter your own workshop to design products using microchips, and by programming smart devices. Make an automatic fish feeder, program a Mr. Potato Head, and engineer your own car! Explore the world of microchips and discover the innovator in you. Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems Inc.

CANSTRUCTION Comes to The Tech – July 16, 2004 – September 6, 2004
Local architecture firms will compete to design and build the most creative food can exhibits in The Tech's lobby. This is a community service project where all the cans used will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Join the fun as we "CANSTRUCT a world without hunger." Don't miss "Engineer It!," a new traveling exhibit through September 6.

New IMAX film India: Kingdom of the Tiger Opens July 16
INDIA:KINGDOM OF THE TIGER will take you on a magic ride through this ancient and fast-growing country, examining history and environmental challenges. Starring critically acclaimed Indian actress Smriti Mishra and Christopher Heyerdahi. A historical epic depicting India from 1910 to the modern era, this film is also a story as seen through the eyes of one of India|!s most mysterious and compelling animals - the tiger.

"Conversations with Innovative Women in Technology" series kicks off July 12, 2004
The Tech Museum of Innovation and key partner have teamed up to present the "Conversations with Innovative Women in Technology" series. Join us to explore how women in the field impact the present and future of technological innovation, to build a community around a broad spectrum of technology interests, and to offer a networking opportunity with female role models who will support young girls interested in math and science. The July 12 topic is "Let|!s encourage girls to explore ‘all things technical.'"

"Nikkon International Small World" Exhibit at The Tech – June 14, 2004 to July 23, 2004
Get a glimpse into a world that most have never seen, except through the lens of a microscope, when viewing the award-winning photomicrographs in the "Nikkon International Small World" exhibition. This free exhibition will be located in The Tech's New Venture Hall.

EXHIBITS

Genetics: Technology With A Twist – Now Open
Explore the forefront of emerging genetic technologies by taking on the roles of genetic counselor, scientist and even a policymaker. Understand the new opportunities genetic research has provided, and face personal and social choices that arise from the intimate knowledge of what we are made of. With new Tech Tags, visitors can even grow bacteria in our wet lab, post findings to their very own website, and track their experiment's progress online days later.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Summer Camps at The Tech from June 21 – August 13, 2004
Learn about the Science of Sports or be a Crime Solver Scientist this summer at The Tech. Summer fun at The Tech is provided through a unique partnership with Galileo Educational Services. The Tech Museum Summer Camps allows kids to experience The Tech in a whole new way. Bringing together high-quality lab facilities, engaging curriculum, and personalized instruction, summer camps at The Tech create a fun and inspiring way for kids to deepen their interest in science and technology.

Third Annual Maxgames Video Game Tournament, July 23, 2004
Maxgames is the ultimate console video game tournament. Finalists on each platform battle it out in The Tech's Giant Dome Theater. The cost to compete is $25 per person per game. Tech Museum members get a $10 discount and play for $15 per game. Competitors can register online via the Maxgames website at http://www.thetech.org/maxgames/. All entry fees go toward The Tech's Annual Fund for Education.

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 throughout 2004! This is a great opportunity to explore the technologies impacting your life. Experience new exhibits like Genetics: Technology with a Twist, Engineer It!, and so much more! With interactive, hands-on exhibits and floor programming, there's something at The Tech to inspire the innovator in everyone.

Free SBC Days
June 13, 2004
July 11, 2004
August 8, 2004
September 12, 2004
October 10, 2004
November 14, 2004
December 12, 2004
CURRENT IMAX FILMS

Bugs! Now Playing
Visit the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, where predator meets prey. Witness the birth of hundreds of praying mantises and see a caterpillar emerging from a tiny egg to mature into a beautiful butterfly. Experience a world where life is measured in mere hours. Don't miss this visually stunning IMAX film, narrated by distinguished actress Judi Dench.

NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience is now racing in the Hackworth IMAX dome. Put yourself in the driver|!s seat and experience speeds of more than 200 mph through the magic of the IMAX Dome – an immersive experience you won|!t soon forget! Uncover the science, technology and teamwork that make up North America's most popular spectator sport. Featuring the most competitive and skilled race teams in the world, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience captures a sport that truly represents the fabric of America.

Also showing: Top Speed, Lewis & Clark Great Journey West, Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance, Coral Reef Adventure

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.

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