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Intel Museum. Discover why it’s called Silicon
Valley. Learn how technology has evolved
from telegrams to cell phones and how
advanced chip designs and manufacturing are
revolutionizing technology. Open Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 2200 Mission College
Blvd., Santa Clara. 408/765-5050.
Mammoth Discovery. This exhibition inspires
the scientist within each of us to learn about the
creatures that roamed San Jose during the Ice
Age. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets
$11–$12. Children’s Discovery Museum, 180
Woz Way, San Jose. 408/298- 5437.
Montalvo Arts Center. Whether it’s a picnic
on the front lawn or a hike up the hillside,
guests can enjoy natural beauty, historic value
and permanent art exhibits on the 175-acre
grounds. Open Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday
and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Montalvo
Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Museum of American Heritage. Located in
the historic Williams House, the site collects,
preserves and presents objects illustrating the
evolution of 19th- and 20th-century invention
and technology. Open Friday through Sunday,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 351 Homer Ave., Palo
NASA Ames Exploration Center. Experience
space technology and missions see actual
moon rock collected by Apollo 15 and
view panoramic scenes of Mars and Saturn
in a special immersive theater. Open
Wednesday through Friday, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends,
noon to 4 p.m. Free.
Moffett Field, Mountain
David Spade, May 17–18, Improv
Rengstorff House. One of the best examples
of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West
Coast, Mountain View’s oldest historic house
dates back to 1867 and features antique furnishings
and décor. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 3070 N. Shoreline
Blvd., Mountain View. 650/903-6392.
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.
Ever wonder what all those hieroglyphs
mean? Here’s your chance to
find out. Docents introduce visitors
to symbols and meanings, ancient
names and the numbering system
of ancient Egypt. Open Wednesday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets
$9 adults, $7 seniors, $5 ages 5–10. 1660 Park
Ave., San Jose. 408/947-3636.
Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery. Explore
the world’s only exhibition that shows how
Silicon Valley technologies are revolutionizing
human thought, creativity and communication.
Open Sunday through Wednesday, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $19–$24. The
Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market
St., San Jose. 408/294-TECH.
Tech Test Zone. This gallery at the Tech
Museum allows visitors to get firsthand experience
in the design, testing and response to prototypes
by local corporations, research labs and
hobbyists. Tickets $19–$24. The Tech Museum
of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose.
Art Object Gallery. Located in the very heart
of Japantown and featuring sculpture and
other media. Open Monday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 592 N. Fifth St., San Jose.
Bruni Gallery. Paintings, pottery, miscellaneous
artifacts and more. Open daily. 1171
Lincoln Ave., San Jose. 408/298-7000.
Bryant Street Gallery. Mixed media from
contemporary artists across the country. Open
Tuesday through Saturday, times vary. 532
Bryant St., Palo Alto. 650/321-8155.
Gallery House. Artists show new work on a
revolving basis in media ranging from sculpture
to ceramics to jewelry. Open Wednesday
through Sunday. 320 California Ave., Palo
Gregory Deane Studio. Artist Gregory
Deane’s abstract works celebrate expressionism
in the form of colorful and monochromatic
paintings, as well as mixed media creations.
Showings by appointment only. 4075 Transport
St., Palo Alto. 650/424-1970.
Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery.
Open Tuesday through Friday. San Jose State
University School of Art and Design. 1 Washington
Square, San Jose. 408/924-4320.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto. A nonprofit
that sponsors programs to promote
professionalism and creativity in the local
photographic community. Free. Open Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 668
Ramona St., Palo Alto. 650/321-3891.
Palo Alto Art Center. For more than 30
years, this center has provided visual arts
exhibits and educational events. Free. Open
Tuesday through Sunday, times vary. 1313
Newell Road, Palo Alto. 650/329-2366.
Peabody Fine Art Gallery. Original and limited
edition contemporary art. Open daily. 603
Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. 650/322- 2200.
Peninsula Museum of Art. Features working
artist studios, classes, and exhibits. 1777 Cali-
Tesla Quartet, Apr. 14, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University