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Imaginations Bloom at MNS Spring Break Camp

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While North Texas children are out of school for spring break, they can jump into an exciting week filled with fun and learning. The Museum of Nature & Science is presenting Discovery Camp each day …

While North Texas children are out of school for spring break, they can jump into an exciting week filled with fun and learning. The Museum of Nature & Science is presenting Discovery Camp each day from March 14 – 18. This year’s themes include dinosaurs, wizards and mummies.

MNS also offers Summer Programs for children ages 6 months - 6th grade.

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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Whitus, Communications Manager 214-426-4629 jwhitus@natureandscience.org Imaginations Bloom at MNS Spring Break Camp Museum of Nature & Science offers fun, learning March 14-18 DALLAS, Texas (March 2, 2011) – While North Texas children are out ofschool for spring break, they can jump into an exciting week filled with fun and learning.The Museum of Nature & Science is presenting Discovery Camp each day from March14 – 18. This year’s themes include dinosaurs, wizards and mummies. Discovery Camp sessions are organized by grade level – kindergarten throughsixth grade – in order to customize activities to the abilities of each age group. Camperswill get to explore a new topic every day, make crafts and participate in fun, thematicactivities. “Each day, campers will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety ofscientific concepts – presented in themes that spark children’s curiosity,” says TeresaLenling, assistant director of education for the Museum of Nature & Science. “Frompirates to magic to paleontology, through hands-on experiences, they can discover thescience behind buoyancy, chemistry, dinosaurs, flight, and much more!” The students are organized into two groups by their school grades: K-4 and 5-6.Themes for the kindergarten-through-fourth-grade group include The ABC’s of Wizardry,Crass Critters, Mysterious Mummies and Camp Castaway. They’ll experiment with the“magic” of science, get a close look at animals and insects, explore the world of ancientEgypt and dive into the depths of the oceans. Fifth and sixth graders will enjoy Paleo Primer, Academy of Wizardry, What’sYour ‘-ology?,’ Survivor Science and Junkyard Science as their Discovery Camp themes.Students in this age group will get the real dirt on fossils, investigate the truth behind“magic,” get hands-on experience with careers in science and practice outdoor survivalskills. They’ll even learn how commonly discarded items can be used for energy,machinery or even music! Pricing for Spring Break Discovery Camp at the Museum of Nature & Science is$185 per student for members, $210 for non-members. Before and after care areavailable but must be purchased for the entire week. Before care is $25 a week per (cont.)
  • 2. Discovery Camp, page 2camper, after care is $35. Registration is available online at natureandscience.org or by phone at214-455-5555 extension 8. The MNS web site can also be used to download registrationforms. Completed forms can be faxed to 214-428-4310 or mailed to: MNS Discovery Camp Spring Break 2011 P.O. Box 151469 Dallas, TX 75315-1469 The Museum of Nature & Science campus is located in Fair Park. The ScienceBuilding is at 1318 S. 2nd Ave., the Nature Building is at 3535 Grand Ave., and thePlanetarium is at 1620 First Ave., Dallas, TX, 75210. Learn more about the Museum, itsprograms and how to become a member online at 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 visitwww.natureandscience.org.