Charlie and Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure Opens at MNS

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A fun and colorful cartoon adventure leads to very real learning in the Museum of Nature & Science’s new exhibit, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure. Opening June 6, the exhibit is geared towards children ages three years and up, and caters to both English and Spanish speakers. Charlie and Kiwi uses an animated show, followed by interactive games and activities, to take children on a whimsical journey to investigate the disappearance of the dinosaurs while educating on
animals’ abilities to adapt and survive over time.

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Charlie and Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure Opens at MNS

  1. 1. Cartoon Adventures Lead to Real-Life Learning at the Museum of Nature & Science Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure Gives Kids a Fun, New Look at the Animal World DALLAS (June 2, 2011) – A fun and colorful cartoon adventure leads to very reallearning in the Museum of Nature & Science’s new exhibit, Charlie and Kiwi’sEvolutionary Adventure. Opening June 6, the exhibit is geared towards children agesthree years and up, and caters to both English and Spanish speakers. Charlie and Kiwiuses an animated show, followed by interactive games and activities, to take children on awhimsical journey to investigate the disappearance of the dinosaurs while educating onanimals’ abilities to adapt and survive over time. “As a Museum, we believe in the importance of knowing our history andunderstanding the past,” says Steve Hinkley, director of education for the Museum ofNature & Science. “In order to understand our place in this world – either as a populationor an individual within that global population – it’s important to study what evolution isand how it behaves. It’s an incredibly fascinating way to explore the beautiful diversityof life on this planet.” Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure follows the explorations of Charlie, acurious young boy, who decides to investigate why there are no more dinosaurs left in theworld. He travels back in time and learns of a surprising relationship between the long- (cont.)
  2. 2. Charlie and Kiwi, page 2lost dinosaurs and his favorite animal, the kiwi. After viewing this charming, time-travelling animated story, children are invited to mill through the colorful kiosks and playgames and engage in activities relating to Charlie’s discoveries. Visitors are led throughthe engaging exhibit with bilingual (English and Spanish) signs and materials. Admission to Charlie and Kiwi is free with the purchase of a general admission ticketto the Museum of Nature & Science. Regular general exhibit admission is $10 for adults18-61; $9 for seniors 62+ and students 12-17; $7 for children 2-11; children under 2 arefree; MNS members of all ages are admitted for free. Members also enjoy special eventsand discounts to other traveling exhibits, camps, shows and parties. Memberships areavailable 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.).Special summer hours are in effect May 28 through September 5. Summer hours areMonday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure is a traveling exhibit that will be ondisplay in the Museum of Nature & Science’s Science Building at 1318 S. Second Ave.in Fair Park through September 9, 2011. 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 the Dallas Museum ofNatural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Childrens Museum – is an AAM- accredited non-profiteducational organization located in Dallass Fair Park. In support of its mission to inspire minds throughnature and science, the museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor experiences through itseducation, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, familiesand life-long learners. The facility also includes the TI Founders IMAX® Theater and a cutting-edge digitalplanetarium. The Museum of Nature & Science is supported in part by funds from the City of Dallas Officeof Cultural Affairs, the Texas Commission on the Arts and HP. The Museum of Nature & Science also isbuilding a new $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 visit natureandscience.org.

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