Opening Festivities will Begin on Saturday, October 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 (click here to see press release), 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. The Bezos Center will be opened to
the public with festivities and special programming on Saturday, October 12. The opening of the Bezos
Center for Innovation will be the highlight of MOHAI’s programs and events for the fall.
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