set Museum, Santa Clara University, 500 El
Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408/554- 4528.
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
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 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
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.
Aegis Gallery of Fine Art. Fine paintings
from many locales. Open Wednesday through
Sunday, times vary. 14531 Big Basin Way #2,
Art Object Gallery. Located in the very heart
of Japantown and featuring sculpture and
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