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Great California Shakeout!

Join us at The Tech Museum to participate in the largest Earthquake Drill in the United States!

Free with Museum Admission

Learn how to Drop, Cover & Hold on!

Hands-On Earthquake Preparedness activities will be presented all day in the The Tech's Atrium.

Experience The ‘Quake Cottage’ a mobile earthquake simulator that can dish out simulations which mimic the intensity of quakes of magnitude 8.0 on the Richter scale that will be at The Tech on ShakeOut Day, October 18!

PR2 Returns to The Tech

Willow Garage's PR2 robot travels to The Tech Museum for an interactive program. Here's your chance to meet this powerful research robot who can see, talk, pick up objects, and even dance around! Create your own programs for the robot and see your work in action. Program the robot to perform and have people guess your charade. Make him dance to your favorite song, dress in costume, act like a movie star, anything you can imagine.

PR2 Returns to The Tech

Willow Garage's PR2 robot travels to The Tech Museum for an interactive program. Here's your chance to meet this powerful research robot who can see, talk, pick up objects, and even dance around! Create your own programs for the robot and see your work in action. Program the robot to perform and have people guess your charade. Make him dance to your favorite song, dress in costume, act like a movie star, anything you can imagine.

Mima la Scienza!

Bay Area students will be joining us for an international science pantomime.

Via a live-link to the Genoa Science Festival our students will connect with students in Italy. Students will pantomime science concepts through live-link technology. Bay Area students will guess the concepts – and vice versa, as they connect across the world through technology and overcome the language barrier with the universal language of science.

Brunch time talk with Bruce Sterling and Biennial Curators

Come have a light brunch on us with the global network of curators and learn more about this amazing journey- the shaping and curation of the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. 

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