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Looking for summer fun the whole family can enjoy? Never fear! The Museum of Nature & Science is here! The Museum’s popular Discovery Days series continues June 11-12 with Discover Super Powers. The weekend-long festival includes activities and exhibits for all ages.

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Discover Super Powers

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Whitus, Communications Manager 214-426-4629 It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Discover Super Powers at MNS! Museum of Nature & Science Hosts Weekend-Long Family Festival June 11-12 to Reveal the Science of Super Heroes DALLAS, Texas (May 26, 2010) – Looking for summer fun the whole familycan enjoy? Never fear! The Museum of Nature & Science is here! The Museum’spopular Discovery Days series continues June 11-12 with Discover Super Powers. Theweekend-long festival includes activities and exhibits for all ages. MNS will save the day – actually two full weekend days – by pulling back the capesto reveal how scientists view human flight, attempt to harness the power of spider webs forindustrial use and look at the science of invisibility and mind control! The Museum will also debut its brand-new stage show, Super Hero Science.During the show, audiences will get a first-hand look at X-ray vision, bullet proofcostumes, lasers, invisibility and even levitation!“The goal of this event is to teach children and their families about the ways scientists arebeing inspired by science fiction writers to create new and exciting technologies, as wellas how science fiction writers have been inspired by nature to invent cool super powersand heroes,” says Stacey Bucklin, family and adult programs manager for MNS. “Wewant to reveal the science behind the super powers and explore whether or not they couldever become a reality. Some of these technologies may be closer than you think!” (cont.)
  2. 2. Discover Super Powers, page 2 Guest exhibitors for Discover Super Powers include DFW Tarantula & ArachnidGroup, who are giving away all of Spider Man’s secrets. The Texas Museum ofAutomotive History will give the Batmobile a run for its money, and the Fort Worth Zoowill spotlight the animal abilities that can be found in the most famous (and infamous)super heroes. Other exhibits and activities will showcase such topics as mind control, X-Ray vision and real “super strength!” Discover Super Powers is the June offering for the popular Discovery Days seriesnow in its third year at the Museum of Nature & Science. Back for the secondsponsorship season, Time Warner Cable is presenting the entire 2010-2011 series.Discovery Days run for a full weekend in November, February, June, July and August.Themes for this July and August are Discover Dinosaurs and Discover Constructionrespectively. “Discovery Days is a great series of events for families because there are activities forall ages, and the events are a wonderful way for families to learn something funtogether,” says Steve Hinkley, director of education for MNS. “The events allow visitorsto get hands-on with the science that exists all around them – the topics we have pickedfor this year are just a small representation of ways in which science is a part of oureveryday lives.” Discover Super Powers is free for MNS members and included in the price of generalexhibit admission for non-members. 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. Save time and avoid lines by purchasing advance tickets online. The MNS campus is located in Fair Park. The Science Building is at 1318 S. 2ndAve., and the Nature Building is at 3535 Grand Ave. Weekend hours for Discover SuperPowers are Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday noon until 6:00 p.m. For more information about Discovery Days, Discover Super Powers, MNSmembership and general MNS information, visit ###
  3. 3. 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 Time Warner Cable North TexasTime Warner Cable is bringing the best in technology, innovation and entertainment to the NorthTexas community. Thanks in part to a recently completed improvement project, all North Texasresidential and commercial customers passed by Time Warner Cable, now have access to thelatest technology delivered over a robust fiber rich network. Customers can choose to bundleDigital Home Phone, Road Runner High Speed Internet service and digital video service fromone local provider. Plus, Time Warner Cable delivers full-time, local customer service andtechnical support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, or call 972-PICK TWC (972-742-5892).