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May 2012 Calendar Listings

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Looking for things to keep your mind and your body active this May? The Museum of Nature & Science has thrilling exhibits, programs, IMAX films and more - providing something for everyone to enjoy.

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May 2012 Calendar Listings

  1. 1. MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE May 2012Whales, Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm, Sharky Sundays, Planet Shark Speaker Series, Cinco de Mayo and more at MNS Exhibition highlights ● Shark Facts. Shark Films. Shark Fun! Plan your family visit today and journey through Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, an “out-of-water” exhibition with shark specimen models and teeth, interactive kiosks and more. Don’t be scared – the sharks in this exhibit are not real and won’t bite! Planet Shark has a Just for Kids area where they can enjoy contributing to a daily art mural, playing with underwater figurines and engaging with activity booklets. Catch Sharks showing in the TI Founders IMAX® Theater or pair your exhibit ticket purchase with any other IMAX® film and save with the Twin Fin deal! Exhibit enhancements for Planet Shark: Predator or Prey – For more information about any of these exhibit enhancements please visit natureandscience.org/planetshark ○ *FREE - Planet Shark Speaker Series May 9 - Hear about tracking the mysterious movements of the planet’s largest sharks from Dr. Simon Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Senior Scientist. *Speaker Series lectures are free, but reservation is required for admission. Tickets include access to traveling exhibition, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey before the lecture, from 5-7 p.m. To reserve your ticket, go to natureandscience.org and click on Purchase Tickets Online. Choose May 9 and Simon Thorrold Lecture. Enter the number of tickets you would like to reserve. Print and bring your ticket to the lecture. ○ Sharky Sundays May 6 and 20 - Learn about sharks, wildlife, engineering, conservation and underwater worlds. ● May 6 - Roger Farish, co-author of “The Collectors Guide to Fossil Sharks and Rays from the Cretaceous of Texas” ● May 20 - Shark Stewards Texas: Kayla Ellis ○ Live shark feedings on Wednesdays and Fridays, shark dissections on Saturdays and more! ● Buckle up for a wild weather ride on Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm! ○ Take a ride with Ms. Frizzle and her friends for a whirling journey into weather adventures. Investigate the concepts and technologies of
  2. 2. weather and meteorology in a hands-on environment based on Scholastics best-selling books and hit TV show. ○ May 26 - Gather around and enjoy book readings from the people who do it best - librarians from the Dallas Public Library. Learn all about weather as these librarians engage children during story time through books about weather and with excerpts from the “Magic School Bus” books. Book readings are FREE with general admission and will take place on select Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Science Building Viewspace Theater. To view the complete list of Saturday readings, visit natureandscience.org and click on Scholastics The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm. ● Witness the story of the Trinity River and the flora and fauna that make their home along its banks in The Trinity photography exhibition. Event and program highlights ● Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico at My House Cultural Discovery May 4! ● May 11, 12 - Don’t snooze! Sign up for a High Flyin Fun Sleepover where you can discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of high flyin’ fun. This event includes the award winning IMAX® film Flying Monsters and one of our popular stage shows. ● Make the most of your Memorial Day weekend at MNS, open with extended hours Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 27 from noon-7 p.m. and Memorial Day (May 28) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ● Get excited for live stage shows every Saturday at Noon and 3 p.m.! SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SHOWTIMES Sunday, May 27 and Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 - 1 p.m., 3 p.m. ● Travel back to a whole new time and place with IMAX® films Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World, and dive in with Sharks before they both swim away May 25. Experience the wondrous world of Whales opening May 26, plus soar with prehistoric pterosaurs with wingspans of up to 45 feet in Flying Monsters. ● Sign up for summer at MNS with Discovery Camp, Discovery Camp, Jr. and Little Explorers. Registration is now open!TRAVELING EXHIBITIONSPLANET SHARK: PREDATOR OR PREYThrough September 16, 2012MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Planet Shark: Predator or Prey requires a surcharge along with the purchase of MNSgeneral exhibits admission (see last page for pricing info). MNS members enjoy free generalexhibits admission and reduced admission to Planet Shark.Shark Facts. Shark Films. Shark Fun! Plan your family visit today and journey through thisout-of-water shark experience that’s fun for all ages! Planet Shark features explanations andexaminations of almost every aspect of the shark. From evolution and biology to popular
  3. 3. culture and the fin trade, this 12,000-square-foot, five-gallery exhibition guides visitorsthrough the murky myths and fascinating facts that have surrounded sharks for centuries.Planet Shark is a great educational step to help preserve one of nature’s oldest and mostmisunderstood creatures. Just for Kids is an activity area within Planet Shark that engageschildren through imaginative hands-on interpretation areas, daily collaborative art murals,undersea-themed puzzles and more. A variety of activities designed for young ones willassist with making shark information accessible and non-scary.TWIN FIN DEAL: Maximize your “sharky” experience and take advantage of the money-saving Twin Fin bundled ticket deal, which includes admission to Planet Shark: Predator orPrey and any IMAX® film.Avoid lines by purchasing tickets online in advance. Visit natureandscience.org/planetsharkfor pictures, videos and more.PLANET SHARK ENHANCEMENTS AND PROGRAMSVisitors can see LIVE sharks and twice-weekly feedings in the MNS Science BuildingLobby, plus shark dissections each Saturday at 1 p.m. through Sept. 15, and water-themed activities and demonstrations at Sharky Sundays (May 6 and 20 and selectSundays). Activities will continue throughout the duration of Planet Shark (Sept. 16, 2012)and are included with the cost of general exhibits admission.In addition, the four-part Planet Shark Speaker Series continues with Dr. Simon Thorrold,Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Senior Scientist and Whale SharkResearcher. *FREE PLANET SHARK SPEAKER SERIES “Leviathans Three: Tracking the Mysterious Movements of Planet Ocean’s Largest Sharks” Speaker: Dr. Simon Thorrold Wednesday, May 9 from 7-9 p.m./Planet Shark: Predator or Prey traveling exhibition open to lecture attendees from 5-7 p.m. TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park) Presented in partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), MNS brings you experts in exciting fields of oceanography with Planet Shark Speaker Series. Listen to and engage with industry experts in various fields of oceanography. About Dr. Simon Thorrold Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Senior Scientist and Whale Shark Researcher Dr. Thorrold’s research addresses critical questions and problems facing ocean life through the lens of the Ocean Life Institute, which studies the full range of marine organisms from bacteria to whales and combines traditional oceanography with marine conservation. Using techniques that span isotope geochemistry, DNA sequencing and satellite archival tags, he studies dispersal of reef fish larvae, movements of juvenile and adult reef fishes within coral reef seascapes and ocean basin scale migrations of swordfish and sharks. This important work can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to see if they are contributing to fish populations outside of the MPA’s human-described borders.
  4. 4. *Speaker Series lectures are free, but reservation is required for admission. Tickets include access tothe traveling exhibition, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey before the lecture. To reserve your ticket, goto natureandscience.org and click on Purchase Tickets Online. Choose May 9 and Simon ThorroldLecture. Enter the number of tickets you would like to reserve. Print and bring your ticket to the lecture.SHARK FEEDINGSMNS Science Building lobby (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Wednesdays and Fridays weekly, 11 a.m. (through Sept. 14, 2012)What do sharks eat, and how often do they get hungry? Learn about their diets and see twice-weeklylive shark feedings. Temporarily moved from the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, three live sharksare housed in a 515-gallon two-tank aquarium, including a White Spotted Bamboo Shark(Chiloscyllium plagiosum), an Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) and a Coral Catshark(Atelomycterus mormoratus). The sharks will be on display through the duration of Planet Shark:Predator or Prey. An aquarist will be on hand to answer questions before and after the feedings andtalk about the sharks, making it a popular interactive activity.FREE for MNS members and included with the cost of general exhibits admission for non-members.SHARK DISSECTIONSMNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Saturdays, 1 p.m. (through Sept. 15, 2012)Learn about the interesting anatomy of sharks, and see them like never before with this stimulatingaddition to the Planet Shark exhibit experience. Shark dissections will be performed by a member ofthe MNS education team who will also be on hand afterward to interact with families who want to learnmore about the anatomy of the shark, answer questions and even allow you to don a pair of glovesand participate in a portion of a dissection yourself. Be sure to arrive early as dissections can often bestanding room only.FREE for MNS members and included with the cost of general exhibits admission for non-members.SHARKY SUNDAYSMNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)May 6 and 20, 1-3 p.m.Learn about sharks, wildlife, engineering, conservation and underwater worlds on select Sundaysthroughout the duration of the Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibit, which closes September 16,2012. May 6 – Roger Farish, co-author of “The Collectors Guide to Fossil Sharks and Rays from the Cretaceous of Texas” Meet Roger Farish, and learn about the sharks and rays that used to live right here in Texas! He’ll bring hands-on examples of real fossilized shark teeth and offer book signings (books available for purchase in the MNS gift shop). May 20 – Shark Stewards Texas: Kayla Ellis, a high school junior, master diver, and
  5. 5. Student Volunteer Organizer for Shark Stewards Texas, will give a short talk about shark conservation and the thrill of diving with sharks. Enjoy an interactive presentation with shark teeth and a special video about the playful side of sharks! Kayla also will discuss what you can do to help stop the destructive practice of shark finning.Sharky Sundays are FREE for MNS members and included with the cost of general exhibits admissionfor non-members.SCHOLASTIC’S THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS™ KICKS UP A STORMThrough September 9, 2012MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Buckle up and get ready for a wild weather ride! Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up AStorm is a fun, interactive look at weather that kids will never forget. This bilingual, hands-ontraveling exhibit is based on the best-selling Scholastic books and popular television show. Kids willactually get to climb around The Magic School Bus™ and visit Ms. Frizzle’s classroom. They’llexperience the Weather Observatory and go inside the Walkersville Weather Center.Through three interactive environments, visitors can explore the water cycle and its relation to weatherand how influences from air, heat, water and land combine to affect the atmosphere.Free to members and included with the cost of general admission for non-members.THE TRINITYThrough May 2012MNS Nature Building (3535 Grand Avenue in Fair Park)On the banks of the Trinity, Dallas was born. Nature and wildlife thrive amidst the pastoral peace ofthe Great Trinity Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the country. The wetlands echo to the rushof migratory water fowl overhead. Witness the story of the Trinity River that runs through ourcommunity, and come face to face with the flora and fauna that make their home along its banks.The exhibition features winning photographs from the 2009 and 2010 Trinity River Corridor Projectcontests, plus a rotating selection of photographs from the 2011 winners.The Trinity is FREE for members and included with the cost of general admission for non-members.EVENTS AND PROGRAMMINGHAND-IN-HANDWednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (May 2, 9, 16 and 23)MNS Children’s Museum (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Hand-in-Hand is a literacy-based drop-in program for adults and their preschoolers to imagine,explore and discover together. Each week, hear a story, get your wiggles out to music, create theme-related crafts and enjoy fun activities.Hand-in-Hand is FREE for members and included with the cost of general admission for non-members. May 2 – “Transportation Station” Hop on board to hear the story, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems.
  6. 6. May 9 – “Muffins with Mommy” Listen along with “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” by Laura Numeroff. Enjoy a muffin treat in honor of Mother’s Day and create a very special Mother’s Day craft. May 16 – “Space Shapes” Did you ever wonder how much space is in outer space or if men really live on Mars? Let your imagination soar as you listen along with the story “Here in Space” by David Milgrim. Explore shapes to make a space ship collage. May 23 – “Hand-in-Hand Hoopla” Shake your wiggles out one more time and create one more craft! Hear a story that will get you up and moving: “Wiggle” by Dorine Cronin.MY HOUSE CULTURAL DISCOVERY – CINCO DE MAYOMay 4 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.MNS Children’s Museum (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico will perform followed by crafttime.Discover how people in your community celebrate traditional holidays while exploring decoration,dress, play foods and literature. Enjoy seasonally-relevant activities and literature that teach your childabout his or her neighbors and their cultural backgrounds.My House Cultural Discovery is FREE for members and included with the cost of general admissionfor non-members.Don’t snooze! Sign up for a sleepover before they fill up.HIGH FLYIN’ FUN AFTER DARK SLEEPOVERSMay 11 and 12, June 22, July 21 and August 4MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of highflyin’ fun. This event includes the award-winning IMAX® film Flying Monsters.Experience the wonders of the world like never before with plenty of adventure that unfolds under thecover of night. Enjoy a late-night pizza snack, auditorium show, hands-on workshop, permanentexhibit tour and scavenger hunt, continental breakfast in the morning, plus an eye-opening IMAX® film!High Flyin’ Fun Sleepovers are geared toward children 6-12 years old. $35 per child $20 per adult chaperoneTo sign up for a sleepover or for information on other scheduled sleepovers, call 972-201-0618, emailsleepovers@natureandscience.org or visit natureandscience.org.
  7. 7. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT MNS! EXTENDED HOURS PLUS PLANET SHARK DISCOUNTSATURDAY AND SUNDAYMake the most of the three-day Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy extended holiday hours Saturday(May 26) from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday (May 27) from noon-7 p.m. and extended summer hoursbeginning Monday (May 28, Memorial Day) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.During Memorial Day weekend, Fair Park will host the CityArts Festival and from 4-7 p.m. Saturday,May 26 and Sunday, May 27, visitors to the Museum of Nature & Science can enjoy a reduced price of$13 per person to the 12,000-square-foot Planet Shark traveling exhibition along with generalexhibits. IMAX® and Planetarium fees still apply.LIVE SHOWS, PLANETARIUM SHOWS AND IMAX® FILMSLIVE STAGE SHOWSSaturdays at Noon and 3 p.m.SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SHOWTIMESSunday, May 27 and Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 - 1 p.m., 3 p.m.MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Live shows are conducted by our skilled and engaging education staff. Touching on the wonders ofnature and science, these demonstrations often involve audience participation, some of which maylead to a truly “hair-raising” experience. Check natureandscience.org for the latest information andshow times.PLANETARIUM SHOWSOpen to the public Saturdays and SundaysSHOWS AVAILABLE DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (See schedule below)MNS Planetarium Building (1620 First Avenue in Fair Park)Dates: 5/26-9/3/12 Monday-Show schedule Saturday Sunday Wonders of the Universe and Texas Night 10:30 Sky Secrets of the Sun and Texas 11:30 Night Sky Secrets of the Texas Night Sun and Texas 12:30 Sky Night Sky Seven Wonders Seven Wonders + Texas Night + Texas Night 1:30 Sky Sky Texas Night 2:30 Sky Texas Night Sky Universe and Texas Night Universe and 3:00 Sky Texas Night Sky Texas Night 4:00 Sky Texas Night Sky
  8. 8. Experience the wonders of nighttime star-gazing during the day! The MNS Planetarium offers the idealway to learn all the beautiful names for those bright objects in the sky. Planetarium shows includeUniverse, Wonders of the Universe, Texas Night Sky, Seven Wonders and Secrets of the Sun.Descriptions of each show, show times and advance tickets for the Planetarium are available atnatureandscience.org.IMAX®TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park) SEA REX: JOURNEY TO A PREHISTORIC WORLD Through May 25, 2012 LAST CHANCE! “Sea Rex” ruled the seas long before dinosaurs roamed the earth! Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World is the ultimate IMAX® experience that transports viewers to a whole new time and place. The story centers on a tour of a modern-day aquatic center. Soon the movie whisks you back through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to discover creatures such as the powerful Liopleurodon, the long-necked Elasmosaurus, the “eye-lizard” Ophthalmosaurus, the ferocious Prognathodon and the massive Shonisaurus. View the trailer and more here. Sharks Through May 25, 2012 LAST CHANCE! Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sharks is a breathtaking film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the lions and tigers of the ocean. Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the great white, hammerhead and whale shark. Witness them as they really are – not wicked, man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals. Join an expert team of ocean explorers on this unique around-the-globe expedition documenting the life of the ultimate predator. View the trailer and more here. WHALES BEGINS May 26-September 16, 2012 NEW! Whales brings the drama, joy and poetry of the underwater domain of some of the largest creatures to ever live on Earth! The film shows the habitats and lives of the Humpback, Right, Blue and Orca whales, and countless other wondrous creatures which share their undersea environs or patrol the shores nearby. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, Captain of the Enterprise. View the trailer and more here. FLYING MONSTERS Appropriate for all ages! Through September 16, 2012 Produced by Anthony Geffen and narrated by veteran filmmaker David Attenborough, Flying Monsters is a pioneering documentary about the prehistoric world of pterosaurs – flying vertebrates with a wingspan of up to 45 feet which lived 160 million years ago. With the help of cutting-edge film technology, audiences will be immersed in the lush and alien environment in which these creatures – the size of small jet airplanes – lived. View the trailer and more here.DID YOU KNOW? Pair any IMAX® film including Sharks with the Planet Shark: Predator or Preyexhibition, and save with the Twin Fin ticket bundle deal!Show times and online tickets for IMAX® films are available by clicking here.
  9. 9. SIGN UP FOR SUMMER AT MNS!SUMMER PROGRAMSBeginning Monday, June 11MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)Its Peak Season for Inspiration!When schools out, inspiration is in full swing at MNS. Inspiring minds through nature and science iswhat we do best year-round! Summer programs give kids, from 6 months to sixth grade, the hands-onfun they need to stretch their minds, explore their world and open their eyes to amazing possibilities.Share the discovery with your child at Little Explorers, watch their independence blossom in the half-day Discovery Camp, Jr., or give their ingenuity and creativity a chance to really shine in the full-dayDiscovery Camp.Registration is now open. Want to save big on summer programs? Members get discounted pricing.Join now.Download the 2012 Summer Fun Childrens Program Guide or email camps@natureandscience.org torequest a free mailed copy.See below for details on each camp.DISCOVERY CAMPK-6th grade (Children must be in grades K-6 for 2012-2013 school year)Full-day sessions (Monday-Friday) from 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m.Before care: 8-9:15 a.m.After care: 3-5:30 p.m.Kids crave fun and lots of activity in the summer months. Pick from a variety of programs on topicssuch as astronomy, ocean life, paleontology, robotics and technology. Each day is packed with uniquecrafts, exciting experiments and age-appropriate activities to pique your little scientists interest in asafe, educator-led environment. Using the Museums engaging exhibits as a platform for learning andentertainment, adventure lies around every corner! Members: $200/week; $225 (Robotics) Non-members: $225/week; $260 (Robotics) Before care (8-9:15 a.m.): $30/week After Care (3-5:30 p.m.): $40/weekTo register online for Discovery Camp, go to natureandscience.org. For more information, call214-428-5555 x8 or email discocamp@natureandscience.orgDISCOVERY CAMP, JR.: ONCE UPON A TIME”Ages 3-4 years (Children must be at least 3 years old by June 1, 2012, and potty-trained.)Half-day, full-week sessions (Monday-Friday)9:30 a.m.-noonJune 11 to August 10 (eight-week sessions)Much like the full-day Discovery Camp, kids ages 3-4 can enjoy plenty of summertime fun atDiscovery Camp, Jr. The half-day, drop-off camp is designed specifically for younger children,including dynamic, age-appropriate activities perfectly suited to help them develop and learn.
  10. 10. Once Upon A Time …A long time ago, there was a magical world of castles, knights, princesses, wizards and dragon tales.Take an imaginary step back in time exploring a fantasy world of children’s literature through fairytales, folk tales, legends and myths. Each week is aimed to spark creativity and imagination. Makemystical potions and discover the celestial night time sky, hear all about dragons and dinosaurs,princesses and knights, and so much more. Some tales will make you wonder, some will make youthink, some will make you giggle, but all will open a world of imagination! Members: $105/week Non-members: $120/weekTo register online for Discovery Camp, Jr., go to natureandscience.org. For more information, call214-428-5555 x8 or email discocampjr@natureandscience.orgLITTLE EXPLORERSAges 6 months-4 years and their adult companionsAvailable seasonally one day per week (eight-week sessions) Members: $115/session for one parent and one child, $60 for each additional child Non-members: $135/session for one parent and one child, $70 for each additional childTo register for Little Explorers online, go to natureandscience.org. For more information, call214-428-5555 x8 or email littleexplorers@natureandscience.org.Little minds love to learn, especially with and from their loved ones! Thats why Little Explorers offersyou and your child the opportunity to discover nature and science together. Through theme-based,hands-on, interactive activities, crafts and experiments, Little Explorers partners with you to motivateand challenge your child at his/her developmental level while developing their natural sense ofcuriosity and desire to explore.Little Explorers: Scribbles and DribblesDesigned for the youngest little explorers, this program inspires you and your little one to createunique works of art together through a variety of mixed media. Be sure and dress for a mess!6 months-35 months and their adult companionAvailable seasonally, one day per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday), eight-week sessions9-9:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m.Summer 2012: Oceans of FunYou and your little scribbler will discover ocean creatures, the sea and the shore through explorationsin paint, print making, collage, sand play, bubble play, sculpting and more. All tools and materialsprovided are safe and non-toxic. Each class begins with a song and ends with music and motion. Beprepared to wiggle, giggle and explore!Little Explorers: Little Leonardo’sThis Little Explorers program is designed to bring out the scientist in you and your little one as youinvestigate, observe, gather, and experiment with the real science in the world around us. Be sure anddress for a mess!3-4 years and their adult companionsAvailable seasonally, one day a week (Fridays), eight-week sessions9-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
  11. 11. Summer 2012: Outer Space – The Final Fun-tier!Blast off on an incredible space adventure where you and your preschooler will conduct simpleexperiments, create a painting of the night sky, build a spacecraft sculpture, test balloon rockets, learnhow to observe the night sky as an amateur astronomer and complete weekly lab reports to track yourexperiences. Join us for all this and more as we explore the mysteries of outer space!GENERAL MUSEUM INFORMATIONRegular hours of operation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday Noon-5 p.m. SundaysSpecial Memorial Day weekend holiday hours:Saturday (May 26) – 10 a.m.-7 p.m.Sunday (May 27) – Noon-7 p.m.Open Memorial Day (May 28) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.MNS hours are subject to change based on special exhibitions, holiday considerations or otherevents. Please check the website for current hours.Regular general exhibit admission is $10 for adults 18-61; $9 for seniors 62+ and students 12-17; $7for children 2-11; children under 2 are free. MNS members of all ages are admitted for free.Military personnel and their families receive a $2 discount off MNS exhibit admission when tickets arepurchased at the box office with Military ID.Admission to Planet Shark: Predator or Prey requires a surcharge in addition to the purchase ofMNS general admission for a total admission cost of $18 for adults 18-61; $16 for seniors 62+ andstudents 12-17; $13 for children 2-11; and $5 for MNS members of all ages. Children under 2 are free.(Planet Shark tickets include admission to all MNS buildings.)IMAX® shows require additional tickets: $7.50 for adults 18-61 (member adults $6); $6.50 for seniors62+, students 12-17 and children 2-11 (Member fee is $5 for seniors, students and children). Childrenunder 2 are free.GREAT VALUE! The Twin Fin Deal, which includes admission to Planet Shark: Predator or Preyand any IMAX® film including Sharks, is $24 for adults 18-61, $18 for children 2-11, $22 for students(12-17) and seniors (62+), and $10 for members of all ages.Planetarium tickets are $3.50 for non-member adults, students, seniors and children 2-11; and $2.50for member adults, students, seniors and children ages 2-11. Children under 2 are free.Plan ahead. Avoid Lines. Save Time! Tickets for the Museum, IMAX® and Planetarium shows, andall special exhibits are available online. There is no longer a convenience fee for MNS ticketspurchased online!The Museum of Nature & Science campus is located in Fair Park. The Science Building is at 1318South Second Avenue, the Nature Building is at 3535 Grand Avenue and the Planetarium is at
  12. 12. 1620 First Avenue in Fair Park. Access MNS from Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas.Parking is inside Fair Park via Gate 5 or Gate 6 and is always free, except during State Fair. MNS canalso be accessed via the new DART Green Line with stops at MLK, Jr. and Fair Park stations.Public Contact Information: 214-428-5555 or natureandscience.org.For updates, event notices and more, sign up for the MNS e-newsletter. ###About the Museum of Nature & ScienceThe Museum of Nature & Science – the result of a unique merger in 2006 between the Dallas Museumof Natural History, The Science Place, and the Dallas Childrens Museum – is an AAM-accredited non-profit educational organization located in Dallas Fair Park. In support of its mission to inspire mindsthrough nature and science, the museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitorexperiences 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 is supported in partby funds from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and HP.The Museum of Nature & Science also is building a new $185-million museum on a 4.7-acre site inVictory Park to complement the Fair Park facilities. To learn more about the Museum of Nature &Science, please visit natureandscience.org.

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