The Tech Museum of Innovation inaugurated its museum on October 31, 1998. This museum has an area of 132,000 square-feet. There are four theme galleries on the upper level and these themes are communication, exploration, innovation and life tech. There is an Imax Theater that can seat 295 persons. Every year the Tech Awards are given to individuals and organizations for their technological contributions. Many of the exhibits are interactive, which allow people to learn as well as amuse themselves. There is a very good store where one can buy books, science kits and apparel.