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The Tech Museum of Innovation: Calendar of Events June/July 2005

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 14 June, 2005

GENERAL INFORMATION HOURS: The Tech is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PRICING: $10, $8 seniors, $7 children (Museum 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 YOUR INNER INVENTOR ALL SUMMER LONG Invention @ Play Now Open It's time to play! Invention @ Play is a hands-on exhibit designed to inspire creativity through tapping visitors' playful imagination. Tinker in the Invention Playhouse and peruse artifacts and real stories to see how play fosters creativity in real inventors. This temporary exhibit will be at The Tech through September 5. IDEA House Opens June 17 IDEA House is a 2,500 square foot space filled with exciting activities to spark your ingenuity all summer long! Create unique devices in this house setting to make everyday tasks more fun and creative. Take home an IDEA Kit to continue the fun at your home. IDEA House will be at The Tech through September 5. Coming soon: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Opens July 15 Acclaimed Director Tim Burton brings his imaginative style and unique vision to this Roald Dahl classic. Travel with Charlie through the previously off-limits factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. See this Hollywood blockbuster as only IMAX can offer! FRESH @ THE TECH Paintings and Sculpture by Artist Karl Momen 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. Conversations with the Future Speaker Series: Baroness Susan Greenfield Monday, June 27 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Tech's Conversations with the Future Series kicks off with a discussion lead by Baroness Susan Greenfield, the first female Head of the Royal Institute and world-renowned Oxford Professor. Her discussion will be about: "Tomorrow's People: How future technology is changing the way we think and feel." A cocktail reception begins at 6 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. EXHIBITS Please note that "Amazing Music Studio" and "Scream Machines" are now closed "NetPl@net" - A New Tech Gallery Now Open This new 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 BATMAN BEGINS Now Playing BATMAN BEGINS: Come witness the legendary crime fighter Batman as you've never seen him before in the digitally remastered Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater! Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force of good. Follow young Bruce Wayne, disillusioned by his parents' murder, on his evolution into Batman Рa masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten Gotham. 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: July 10 Free Wireless Internet Access @ The Tech's Caf̩ Primavera Grab a bite to eat and check your email at Caf̩ 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. 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.