As work continues on the Apple Park campus, new signage and invitations sent to local residents show Apple is preparing for the grand opening of the Apple Park Visitor Center on November 17th.
Apple hasn’t shared many details about the grand opening and there’s no exact time set just yet, according to a recent report from MacRumors. While the grand opening event will be held on November 17th, Apple is inviting Cupertino residents to get a look on November 16th.
The invite sent to residents of Cupertino and neighboring areas features a simple “Hello” inscription that’s similar to the old school Macintosh days. Apple says the preview event will be open from 3PM to 8PM and that attendees must bring a photo ID that proves their residence.
Abbi Vakil tweeted a photo of the invitation:
— Abbi Vakil (@AbbiV) November 8, 2017
The Visitor Center – which is estimated to have cost Apple around $109 million to build – reportedly has a gift shop inside with Apple branded items for sale; however, it is not a full Apple Store and won’t stock items like the iPhone X. It also features a rooftop observation area overlooking the main building, a cafe, an outdoor seating area, plus an exhibit space.
Apple Park is home to several buildings, most prominently a 2.8 million square foot ring unofficially known as the Spaceship, which boasts four-story curved glass panels, custom aluminum door handles and one of the largest roof-mounted solar farms in the world. It’s the new home for more than 12,000 Apple employees, a sizable chunk of Apple’s Cupertino, California, workforce.