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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2013
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Bezos Center for Innovation at MOHAI to Open October 12

July 12, 2013

SEATTLE, WA – On October 12, 2013, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) will unveil an exciting new highlight of the museum experience: the Bezos Center for Innovation. Announced for the first time in August 2011, the Bezos Center is the result of more than two years of research, planning, and design, and is generously supported by Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Featuring interactive experiences and special insights from some of Seattle’s leading innovators, the Bezos Center will teach visitors about the importance of innovation and celebrate Seattle as the birthplace of so many trailblazing companies.

A focus on engaging young people is at the core of the Center’s purpose and mission. By illustrating stories of invention in tangible, relatable ways, MOHAI hopes to instill a sense of possibility and discovery in the region’s youth. The Bezos Center’s exhibits and programs put students in direct contact with a shared history of innovation, and will explore how a great idea can become reality.

To celebrate the opening of the Bezos Center for Innovation, MOHAI will host a series of exciting events, including a special MOHAI Member Preview on Friday, October 11, 2013. The Bezos Center will be opened to the public with festivities and special programming on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The opening of the Bezos Center for Innovation will be the highlight of MOHAI’s programs and events for the fall.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is the largest heritage organization in Washington State. Maintaining a collection of nearly four million artifacts, photographs, and archival materials from throughout the Puget Sound region, the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.