40 South Bay Accent
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. 408/961-5800.
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
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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 View. 650/604-6497.
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.
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 Saturated
this artwork while living abroad in Germany
during a period when she was intensely
homesick. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market
St., San Jose. 408/271-6883.
Figural Lace: Lions and Tigers and Dragons,
oh my! Through Sept. 24. Through a
variety of styles, this exhibit showcases diverse
subjects and medieval to modern stories told
in lace. The pieces on display feature creatures
both real and imaginary, inspired by legends,
historical events, nature, whimsy, and allegory.
Free. The Lace Museum, 552 S. Murphy Ave.,
Artists Reception. Sept. 7, 8-9:15 a.m. Meet
and mingle with the artists whose works are on
display at the Triton Museum of Art and enjoy
mingling with others in the community over
light refreshments and fresh art. Tickets $5.
Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave.,
Giants of Land and Sea. A multifaceted,
multimedia installation, “Giants of Land and
Sea” explores the dramatic and dynamic place
we call home. In this brand-new exhibit filled
with larger-than-life interactives, visitors
experience the grandeur of the state’s
iconic landscape—where fog rolls
in, tectonic plates shift, and rocky
illuminate our state’s rich natural
history. Tickets $24.95-$39.95.
California Academy of Sciences,
55 Music Concourse Drive, San
Francisco, CA. 415/379-8000.
Object Lessons. Spanning the
second floor of the museum,
“Object Lessons: Art & Its Histories”
presents the most significant
reinstallation of the
museum’s permanent collection
galleries in 20 years. Open Wednesday
through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. (until 8 p.m. Thursday). Free.
Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive,
California History. This exhibit is on permanent
view and includes Native American
art and artifacts from the pre-European
contact period, such as baskets, jewelry,
ornaments, and hand tools. Other highlights
include the distinctive Mission Collection,
which ranges from Spanish Colonial devotional
art. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Free. Saisset Museum, Santa Clara
University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.
Campbell Historic Museum. Take a trip to a
“General Store” that served as the community
center, view early examples of decorative arts,
discover the roots of Campbell’s agricultural
past and get interactive with “please touch”
displays for a closer glimpse into the valley’s
Merola Grand Finale featuring Meigui
Zhang, Aug. 18, War Memorial Opera
House, San Francisco; Roger Daltrey,
Aug. 10, The Mountain Winery, Saratoga
history. Open Thursday through Sun- day,
noon to 4 pm. Regular admission $2. 51 N.
Central Ave., Campbell. 408/866-2119.
Computer History Museum. One of the
world’s largest collections of computing artifacts
is located in our own backyard. Experience
the computer revolution and its impact
on mankind. Open Wednesday through Sun-
day, times vary. Tickets $12-$15, free for
children under 13. 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
Mountain View. 650/810-1010.
Intel Museum. Discover why it’s called Silicon
Valley. Learn how technology has evolved