The Tech is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, excluding October 13, Columbus Day and November 11, Veteran's Day.
For general information: (408) 294-TECH (8324), www.thetech.org
CURRENT TEMPORARY EXHIBIT
October 4 through January 4:
Grossology; The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Sometimes it's stinky, sometimes it's smelly, sometimes it's crusty …and sometimes it's just downright fun! This fall, a new exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, splats, oozes and bursts into life at The Tech. In Grossology, kids will discover the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. With over 20 interactive displays and games, sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits, explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more.
CURRENT IMAX FILMS
A large-format film that highlights the extraordinary insect kingdom, magnified up to 250,000 times the normal size. Visit a world where life is measured in hours.
Lewis & Clark
With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, Lewis & Clark dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West.
Coral Reef Adventure
A groundbreaking underwater journey, Coral Reef Adventure brings to life the true beauty and diversity of this precious ecosystem.
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.*
October 15: The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity
This showcase highlights and promotes innovative breakthroughs from around the world solving human challenges and improving the quality of life. Each year, Awards are presented in five universal categories: Health, Education, Environment, Economic Development, and Equality. Five finalists in each category are honored as Tech Award Laureates, and one Laureate per category receives $50,000 at the annual Awards Gala. To purchase tables and tickets go to http://techawards.thetech.org
October 31: Grossology Halloween Event
Join us at The Tech for a hair-raising, "Grossology" good time. Trick-or-treaters will experience such spooky attractions as a "tactile tunnel" in the Exploration Gallery. There will also be witches, ghouls, skulls with glowing eyes, and more. The Grossology Halloween Event will be held on the lower level of The Tech from 2p.m. – 5p.m. Cost is $5.00 at the door.
November through December: The Five Senses: Wow Experience
Look out! Listen Up! Wake up and smell the coffee! Touch base with all your senses at The Tech during the holiday season. Combine a visit to the upcoming exhibit, "Grossology", with fun and interactive activities throughout the museum about how your body works and how it interacts with your world. Free with paid admission.
November 6: Scott Adams
The creator of Dilbert and best selling author of Dilbert And The Way Of The Weasel on a trip to a very slippery place: Weasel-hood. It's the gray area between truth and outright lies, the place where no work ever gets done but everyone always looks busy and no one is responsible for the latest marketing disaster. Learn how to think like a weasel, work like a weasel, and live like a weasel. BE a weasel. Tickets on sale October 6th. Register online at www.commonwealthclub.org/sv
, or call 1-800-847-7730.
Time: 6 PM Registration; 6:30 PM Program; 7:30 PM Book Signing. Cost: $15 for Tech/Commonwealth Club members; $20 for non-members
COMING IN 2004
New Exhibit Opening January 30 2004: Engineer It!
Visitors of all ages will have a great time designing boats, buildings, bridges, windmills, and airplanes, and testing their performance in water tanks, earthquake simulators, and wind tunnels. Engineer It! is a highly interactive traveling exhibition that presents science as an open-ended discovery process; there are no write or wrong answers. Every station offers a fun and challenging activity where visitors are encouraged to "think it, build it, and test it."
New IMAX Film Opening November 21: Santa Vs. The Snowman
Originally created for a television special, this hilarious, epic-scale polar war was reformatted for the IMAX Screen. Steve Oedekerk's holiday cartoon features the voices of celebrated Emmy Award-winning comic Jonathan Winters, Ben Stein and Victoria Jackson.
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.