2015 is going to be a big year at The Tech – here’s what’s in store for our members, friends and fans:
Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code
: Do you have your mother's dimples? Or your father's hairline? What makes us us? This exhibit unravels the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to function: the genome. Opens Jan. 22.
Cyber Security: Data breaches, cyber attacks and online scams seem to happen every day. The Tech responds with the world’s first interactive exhibit that invites visitors to build their defensive and detective skills and challenge themselves in an immersive game. Coming this spring.
DIY Genetics: Come create and explore the growing field of Synthetic Biology, which is being applied to some of today’s most pressing issues, from agriculture to medicine to fuel. Our bio-tinkering playground will spark imagination and excitement — and, we hope, inspire innovators of all ages to tackle as-yet-unseen challenges. Coming this fall.
The Tech Studio 2.0: In response to high demand for maker programs, hack-a-thons, workshops and events, we are building the latest iteration of The Tech Studio and combining it with our Hands-On Science Workshop. The new space will double in size and able to hold three programs at once, as well as larger events and our upcoming evening series, Creative Collisions.
Social Robots 2.0: We are currently relocating our very popular Social Robots exhibit experience and adding new features, including programmable "brain" blocks you can use to control the robot you build. We are also adding a Turing Test (also known as an "Imitation Game"), an Uncanny Valley interactive, and a media exhibit featuring Tech-produced interviews with some of the world's leading robotics researchers.
REBOOT:music (rebooted): The response to last summer’s temporary exhibit was so great, we are bringing some of the favorites back as part of a smaller long-term exhibit this summer.
NEW IMAX MOVIES
It’s going to be a fun year for movie fans, with extraordinary adventures unfolding on our eight-story dome screen. Showtimes, dates and tickets will be available at thetech.org/imax
“Humpback Whales” :
Be whisked away to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for an immersive look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Opens Feb. 13.
“D-Day: Normandy 1944” :
The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Now, audiences of all ages will discover a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw. Opens March 6.
Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions and why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Opens March 27.
In this sneak peek into the future, scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less humanoid and more just plain human. Robot "actor" RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and others for an amazing tour of what's going on in robotics labs around the world. Opens this fall.
Bonus films! By popular demand, “Interstellar” will return for seven shows this month (Jan 10/11, 17/18/19, 24/25). We’ll also enjoy a big-screen visit from our favorite caped crusader with “Batman Begins” (February), “The Dark Knight” (March) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (April).