MNS Hosts a Modern Stone-Age Party

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Take one part dinosaur, one part paleontologist, mix with adult beverages and stir at the Museum of Nature & Science, and you get an exciting new cocktail MNS is calling Beer & Bones. The party is Thursday March 24 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and will provide a ground-breaking, after-hours look at the Museum’s Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit and the MNS fossil collection.

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MNS Hosts a Modern Stone-Age Party

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Whitus, Communications Manager 214-426-4629 jwhitus@natureandscience.orgMNS Hosts a Modern Stone-Age Party Museum of Nature & Science Announces Adults-Only, After-Hours Dinosaur Bash DALLAS, Texas (March 10, 2011) – Take one part dinosaur, one partpaleontologist, mix with adult beverages and stir at the Museum of Nature & Science,and you get an exciting new cocktail MNS is calling Beer & Bones. The party isThursday March 24 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and will provide a ground-breaking,after-hours look at the Museum’s Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit and the MNS fossilcollection. “Beer & Bones offers a casual, fun opportunity for adult guests to see our exhibitsafter hours, pick the brains of our paleontologists and mingle with other science-mindedindividuals from around Dallas,” says Stacey Bucklin, family and adult programsmanager for the Museum of Nature & Science. “And Dinosaurs Unearthed takes on awhole new air of intrigue after dark!” Anyone aged 18 and up is welcome – in addition to the cash bar, snacks and DJ, theBeer & Bones party includes special guided tours through the Dinosaurs Unearthedexhibit. Staff scientists, including Museum Curator Dr. Tony Fiorillo, a world-renownedpaleontologist, will be on hand to lend their personal insight. Fossils that are currently (cont.)
  2. 2. Beer & Bones, page 2being prepared in the MNS Paleo Lab will also be publicly displayed for the first time.Party-goers can also get crafty by making their own artifacts, digging for sharks’ teethand creating unique dinosaur disguises. Dinosaurs Unearthed is a traveling exhibit currently on display at MNS. Theanimatronic dinosaurs move, roar and practically come to life! The exhibit includesrepresentations of more than a dozen dinosaur species in the 5,000 square-foot gallery.Among the life-size, animatronic models are nine full-size replicas, five “juvenile”models, three skeletons and twenty different fossils. Visitors are able to “excavate”realistic fossil specimens in a dig pit and learn more about the extinct creatures throughinteractive kiosk displays and interactive, in-gallery activities. These dinosaurs not only move and roar on their own, but visitors also have theopportunity to control the actions of certain models. Along with such well-knowndinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus, the Dinosaurs Unearthedreplicas represent the very latest discoveries about dinosaurs – such as the discovery thatjuvenile T. rex and other land carnivores bore feathers. Dinosaurs Unearthed will be ondisplay at the Museum of Nature & Science through May 1, 2011. Beer & Bones will take place Thursday, March 24 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. inthe Museum’s Science Building at 1318 South 2nd Ave. in Dallas’ Fair Park. Tickets forBeer and Bones are $8 for members and $12 for non-members and include access toDinosaurs Unearthed traveling exhibit. Advance tickets are available online. Furtherinformation is available by calling 214-428-5555 or visiting www.natureandscience.org. ###About the Museum of Nature & ScienceThe Museum of Nature & Science – the result of a unique merger in 2006 between the DallasMuseum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Childrens Museum – is an AAM-accredited non-profit educational organization located in Dallass Fair Park. In support of itsmission to inspire minds through nature and science, the museum delivers exciting, engaging andinnovative visitor experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collectionsprogramming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The facility alsoincludes the TI Founders IMAX® Theater and a cutting-edge digital planetarium. The Museum ofNature & Science is supported in part by funds from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs,
  3. 3. the Texas Commission on the Arts and HP. The Museum of Nature & Science also is building anew $185-million museum on a 4.7-acre site in Victory Park to complement the Fair Parkfacilities. To learn more about the Museum of Nature & Science, please visitnatureandscience.org.

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