Tech Museum of Innovation offering freebie

In San Jose, California, considered the the Capital of Silicon Valley, The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the nation’s premier science and technology museums, today announced ScholarShare Free Second Sundays, offering free admission to The Tech’s regular museum galleries on the second Sunday of each month beginning September 14, 2008.

The program is co-sponsored by the ScholarShare College Savings Plan, California’s official 529 Plan, and Fidelity Investments to provide greater access to The Tech, a rich educational resource for the community especially focused on science and technology. While The Tech already offers field trips for free, the renewed Free Second Sundays program extends free admission beyond the weekday school group to the public at large.

The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is designed to help California families save to meet the rising costs of higher education. It is offered by the ScholarShare Investment Board, an agency of the State of California, and managed by Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. The Plan, which offers parents and others a tax-advantaged way to save for their children’s future college education at virtually all accredited colleges and universities nationwide, provides a variety of benefits including federal and state income tax-free withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses, professional money management, affordable investment minimums and low impact on financial aid eligibility.

The ScholarShare Free Second Sundays program begins September 14 and runs through September 2009 (except August). It does not include admission to IMAX or to special exhibits, but does include performances in the presentation theater and all of the added floor programs that enhance the gallery experience. For operating hours, directions and more info visit www.thetech.org.