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Say Goodbye To Summer With A Visit To The Tech

Press Release Date 
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Think you have what it takes to be an inventor|@ Here's a great way to find out. Visit The Tech before September 5 to bring out your inner inventor. Explore "Invention @ Play" – a new exhibit celebrating the roots that becoming an inventor has in playing, tinker in the IDEA House – unique floor programs that will spark your ingenuity and creativity, and watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the giant IMAX dome screen. "Invention @ Play" 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 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 How can you design tools to make your life easier and more exciting|@ Find out by visiting IDEA House, a fun space for museum floor programs 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. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is the tastiest IMAX film ever! Acclaimed director Tim Burton and Academy Award winner Johnny Depp have collaborated to bring the story to life. Join Charlie as he explores the factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka, and all his sweet inventions. Additional information Tickets to The Tech Museum of Innovation's galleries and IMAX are $10, $8 and $7 each for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. Combo tickets (galleries and one IMAX film) are available for $16, $15, $13 for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. The Tech is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Invention at Play" is made possible through the generous support of The Lemelson Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The exhibit is sponsored by The Tech Emeritus Board. Major funding for IDEA House provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated and in-kind support provided by the IKEA store in East Palo Alto. About 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.