Thursday, October 24, 2013

Special Events & Programming for Star Wars at The Tech Museum

Stellar Programming Unveiled for
Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination
The Tech Museum of Innovation debuts new series of events

SAN JOSE, CA – An out-of-this-world lineup of lectures, workshops, and celebrations at The Tech will run alongside the popular exhibition, Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®.

Beginning Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, February 23, 2014, the museum will host a variety of engaging special events, programs, and workshops that bring the magic of all 6 films alive. Guests will not only discover the science behind lightsabers and create their own flying hovercrafts, they will also explore the futuristic technologies depicted in the films and the real science behind them and the research that might someday lead to real-life versions.

The Tech’s Star Wars programming will include:

Jedi™ Nights presented by ScholarShare College Savings Plan
Special evening celebrations of all things Star Wars! Grab your lightsaber and dress up in your favorite Star Warscostume. Re-create your favorite scenes, meet and take photos with Stormtroopers, R2-D2, and Jedi Knights, or train for the Jedi™ Academy. Tickets for Jedi Nights include admission to the exhibition.

Hands-on Science Workshop - Jedi Tech
Opening October 5, the science behind Star Wars becomes reality in The Tech’s hands-on workshops. Techsabers – where visitors will tinker with circuitry, LEDs, and various light diffusing and reflecting materials – and Skywalker Writing where guests leverage “the Force” for intergalactic light paintings and control their own hovercrafts. Workshops are free with museum admission.

The Tech Connects
An engaging new program that brings ideas and people together to explore and discuss the different intersections technology make with our world. Guest speakers will look at a range of topics including the phenomenon, visual effects, droids, and women of Star Wars. Lectures fees vary; members get discounted tickets. Tickets go on sale September 10.

Hidden Universe
Experience an extraordinary journey into space. Explore the earliest galaxies, travel the terrain of Mars, and peer deep inside the universe’s most mysterious nebulae where stars are born in The Hackworth IMAX® Dome Theater – the largest dome screen in the West at 8-stories high. Extra fee applies to IMAX films

For more information on The Tech’s events, visit: 

Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now. Tickets to the exhibition also includes admission to the regular museum galleries.

Schedule of Programming

Jedi™ Nights presented by ScholarShare College Savings Plan

Thursday, October 31, 2013
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, January 17, 2014
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 1 (for members only)
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Hands-on Science Workshop - Jedi Tech

Please visit for a schedule of workshop times.

The Tech Connects

Star Wars: Film to Phenomenon
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Steve Sansweet in conversation with Angie Coiro

The Star Wars Model Shop
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Lorne Peterson in conversation with Angie Coiro

Droids & Tales from the Set
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Don Bies in conversation with Angie Coiro

The Star Wars Women
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Kim Smith and Carol Bauman in conversation with Angie Coiro

Hidden Universe”

Please visit for a schedule of film showings.

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