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Bob the Builder - Project: Build It! is now open in the nature building at the Museum of Nature & Science. Learn more here.

Bob the Builder - Project: Build It! is now open in the nature building at the Museum of Nature & Science. Learn more here.

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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Beth Hook Marketing Director 972-201-0603 Bob the Builder™ Comes to Life at Museum of Nature & Science Opening Sept. 24 Blockbuster Cartoon Show Becomes a Hands-On Exhibit DALLAS (Sept. 23, 2011) – Can We Build It?™ Yes We Can! – It’s the catchphraseknown to millions of adoring children who watch the wildly popular television show Bobthe Builder™. This fall, much to the pleasure of children all over Dallas, Bob theBuilder comes to life in the form of a colorful, engaging, highly interactive exhibit Bobthe Builder™- Project: Build It! that opens Sept. 24 at the Museum of Nature & Sciencein Fair Park. Bob, an upbeat cartoon handyman, and his Can-Do Crew of friends and machinesappear in kid-sized, three-dimensional figures that will lead children through varioustasks, projects and missions. Bob the Builder – Project: Build It! fosters creativity andcoordination through open-ended, discovery-based activities. Visitors will manipulatetools, build, explore and role-play – all while learning about teamwork, construction andconservation. “Bob the Builder – Project: Build It! is a wonderful exhibit for families with young Cont.
  • 2. Bob the Builder, page 2children,” says Steve Hinkley, director of education for the Museum of Nature &Science. “The exhibit provides a great contextual experience for learning about whatbuilders do, and allows children to become builders themselves. Parents will enjoywatching their children work on plumbing fixtures, explore the world of plumbing andtools, and construct their own creations out of LEGO®s.” Visitors to the exhibit will engage with recreations of Bob and his Can-Do Crew,including such popular characters as Wendy, Scoop, Muck and Scrambler - all of whichprovide wonderful photo opportunities. Bob’s Mobile Home is also a focal point.Children can help fix the drip coming from the sink while exploring their favoritebuilder’s “real life” home and watch video clips from the show. Other activities in Bob the Builder – Project: Build It! include building sleep stallsfor Bob’s machine friends, climbing aboard kid-sized equipment, communicating withtheir favorite characters through Talkie-Talkie and decorating Wendy’s caravan.Conservation is also a key theme of the experience, and children will explore aninteractive water pump station and help Farmer Pickles bring water to Sunflower Valley. Admission to Bob the Builder - Project: Build It! is free with the purchase of ageneral admission ticket to the Museum of Nature & Science. Regular general exhibitadmission is $10 for adults 18-61; $9 for seniors 62+ and students 12-17; $7 for children2-11; children under 2 are free; MNS members of all ages are admitted for free.Members also enjoy special events and discounts to other traveling exhibits, camps,shows and parties. Memberships are available online. Advance tickets are currently available online or at any MNS box office duringregular Museum hours (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.). Bob the Builder - Project: Build It! is a traveling exhibit that will be on display inthe Museum of Nature & Science’s Nature Building at 3535 Grand Ave. in Fair Parkthrough Jan. 8, 2012. The exhibit’s Dallas appearance is sponsored by Bank of America. The State Fair of Texas® will occur during the exhibit run, Sept. 30 through Oct. 24. Cont.
  • 3. Bob the Builder, page 3Entry to the Museum is only available after admission to the Fair. General State Fairadmission prices are $16 for adults, $12 for children under 48” tall and $12 for seniors 60and older. Children age two and under are free and seniors 60 and over are free everyThursday. Parking for the fair is $15 for “official” lots on the State Fair of Texas®fairgrounds. Valet parking in Fair Park is available for $30. Further information is available by calling 214-428-5555 or visitingwww.natureandscience.org. ###About the Museum of Nature & ScienceThe Museum of Nature & Science – the result of a unique merger in 2006 between theDallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Childrens Museum– is an AAM- accredited non-profit educational organization located in Dallass FairPark. In support of its mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the museumdelivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor experiences through its education,exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers,families and life-long learners. The facility also includes the TI Founders IMAX®Theater and a cutting-edge digital planetarium. The Museum of Nature & Science issupported in part by funds from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the TexasCommission 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.About Bank of AmericaBank of America is one of the worlds largest financial institutions, serving individualconsumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full rangeof banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk managementproducts and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the UnitedStates, serving approximately 58 million consumer and small business relationships withapproximately 5,700 retail banking offices and approximately 17,800 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among theworlds leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate andinvestment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, servingcorporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank ofAmerica offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small businessowners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The
  • 4. company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of AmericaCorporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Averageand is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.Bob the Builder™ - Project: Build It exhibit presented by Delta Faucet, produced byHIT Entertainment and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.About Bob the Builder™Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. As they hammerout the solutions that lead to a job well done, Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate thepower of positive-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through. Mostimportantly, from start to finish, the team always shows that The Fun Is In Getting ItDone! Bob the Builder can be seen building, digging and hauling on PBS KIDS® andSprout®. Episodes are also available for download through iTunes. For moreinformation about Bob the Builder, and the Can-Do Crew please visitwww.bobthebuilder.com. Follow Bob the Builder on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/bobthebuilder and Twitter @CanWeBuildIt.About HIT EntertainmentHIT Entertainment is one of the worlds leading independent childrens entertainmentproducers and rights-owners. HITs portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas &Friends™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Mikethe Knight™, Pingu™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’sFifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America, as well asWallace & Gromit™, Shaun the Sheep™, Timmy Time™ and Aardman Classics fromAardman Animations. HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK.Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, contentdistribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operationsin the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. HIT is a part-owner of US-basedpreschool channel, Sprout®. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.About The Children’s Museum of IndianapolisThe Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a non-profit institution committed to creatingextraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives ofchildren and families. The 472,900 square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries.Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts,see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You’re in TheirWorld®, experience Dale Chihuly’s Fireworks of Glass and examine children’s impact inshaping history in The Power of Children: Making a Difference. The Children’s Museum,situated on 20 acres of land in Indianapolis, presents hundreds of programs and activitieseach year. For more information about The Children’s Museum visitwww.childrensmuseum.org
  • 5. About Delta Faucet CompanyDelta Faucet Company is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of residential andcommercial faucets. The company manufactures the Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® faucetbrands.The flagship Delta brand develops stylish and innovative products that add functionalityand help consumers find a smarter way to work with water. Brizo, a premium, fashionfaucet brand, meets the demand for aesthetics and performance with a collection ofdistinctively designed faucets that create a fashion statement in the home, while thePeerless brand offers affordable faucets with proven design in a range of styles andfinishes for both consumers and trade professionals alike.Delta Faucet Company places a high priority on products that address today’senvironmental concerns, such as accessibility to water, water conservation and waterquality. To that end, Delta Faucet invests in internal processes and systems that provideinnovative solutions and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction. As a manufacturerpartner of WaterSense®, a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),Delta Faucet Company is committed to working with the EPA to actively protect thefuture of our nations water supply. The Company also practices improvedmanufacturing processes to reduce its ecological footprint. Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, Delta andHansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets,Milgard® windows and doors and Verve™ lighting systems. Masco is also a leadingprovider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building productsthrough Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. Visit www.masco.comfor more information on the Masco family of brands.