MNS Calendar Listings Sept-Oct 2011


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Fall into discovery with the Museum of Nature & Science. Make MNS a part of your State Fair experience, visit Bob the Builder, catch an IMAX film and find out what's coming soon to the Museum of Nature & Science.

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MNS Calendar Listings Sept-Oct 2011

  1. 1. MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE CALENDAR LISTINGS September/October 2011 Fall Into Discovery! Highlights Include: The hit TV show Bob the Builder Comes to Life – Opens September 24! State Fair of Texas® comes to Fair Park – MNS discounts tickets September 30 – October 23 Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World, the IMAX® film that sends you to a whole new time and place Swim with the Dolphins, the delightful Academy- Award nominated IMAX® film Unwrap Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an intriguing IMAX® film
  2. 2. BOB THE BUILDER™ - PROJECT: BUILD IT!September 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012MNS Nature Building (3535 Grand Ave. in Fair Park)Can we build it? Yes we can! The beloved TV show comes to life in this exciting, interactiveexhibit! Bob the Builder™ - Project: Build It! fosters creativity and coordination throughopen-ended, discovery-based games and activities. An immersive environment surroundsstudents with an array of objects, tools, materials, media, sounds and colors. This exhibit willreally “build” curiosity, socialization and motor skills for preschoolers and young children!Bob the Builder is FREE for members and included with the cost of general admission for non-members.STATE FAIR OF TEXASSeptember 30-October 24, 2011Fair ParkHowdy, Folks! The State Fair of Texas® takes over Fair Park once again and that meansdiscounted admission at the Museum of Nature & Science. Regular admission is being reducedto just $1.50/ticket per building for all ages. (Nature Building admission includes Bob theBuilder™ - Project: Build It!) Planetarium tickets are $2/ticket for all ages, and all IMAX®films are $5/ticket for all ages. As always, MNS members receive free admission to MNSbuildings. MNS ticket prices do not include the purchase of admission to the State Fair of Texas®or parking, which is required for entering the Museum during the Fair.SEA REX: JOURNEY TO A PREHISTORIC WORLDNow Through May 25, 2012TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 S. 2nd Ave. in Fair Park)“Sea Rexes” ruled the seas long before dinosaurs roamed the earth! Sea Rex: Journey to aPrehistoric World is the ultimate IMAX® experience that transports viewers to a whole new timeand place. The story centers on a tour of a modern-day aquatic center. Soon the movie whisksyou back through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to discover creatures like thepowerful Liopleurodon, the long-necked Elasmosaurus, the “eye-lizard” Ophthalmosaurus, theferocious Prognathodon and the massive Shonisaurus.Details, photos and trailers for the film are available on the Official Sea Rex site.Showtimes and online ticketing are available by clicking here!
  3. 3. DOLPHINSNow playing through November 17, 2011TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 S. 2nd Ave. in Fair Park)Few creatures delight as much as dolphins. Now they’re larger than life on the big screen!Dolphins, our latest IMAX® offering, follows schools of the delightful creatures through thewaters of the Bahamas and Patagonia. Get an inside look at how marine biologists study theiradvanced communication methods and playful “friendships” with man.Dolphins is an Academy Award® nominated documentary narrated by acclaimed actor PierceBrosnan and featuring original music by Sting.Marine blogs, photos and behind-the-scenes information on the film are available on the Dolphinshome page. Critics say Dolphins “…finds and maintains the perfect balance of spectacular imagesand solid science.”Click here for showtimes and advance tickets!MUMMIES: SECRETS OF THE PHARAOHSNow playing through October 23, 2011TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 S. 2nd Ave. in Fair Park)Unwrap the ancient secrets that could save lives in the future! Mummies: Secrets of thePharaohs is part historic journey, part forensic adventure and totally fascinating. The filmfeatures incredible new discoveries made by researchers and explorers. Scientists piece togetherarcheological and genetic clues to unlock the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mummies. TheDNA from mummies could now offer new medical hope for the future.Details, photos and trailers for the film are available on the official Mummies site. Film reviewsdeclare it “the best mummy movie yet” and “breathtaking.”Showtimes and online ticketing are available by clicking here!PLANETARIUM SHOWSMNS Planetarium Building (1620 First Ave. in Fair Park)Experience the wonders of night-time star-gazing during the day! The MNS Planetarium offersthe ideal way to learn all the beautiful names for those bright objects in the sky. Planetariumshows include: Universe, Wonders of the Universe, Texas Night Sky, Secrets of the Sun andCosmic Safari. During The State Fair of Texas® (Sept. 30 – Oct. 24) we will only offer the liveprogram, Texas Night Sky. That show will be offered multiple times daily and only afteradmission to the Fair.Complete descriptions of each show, showtimes and advance tickets for the Planetarium areavailable online. Please check for details.
  4. 4. SLEEPOVERSBig kids like sleepovers too! MNS has enhanced its children ages 6-12 sleepover offerings withthe addition of teen and young adult sleepovers. A whole new world of opportunities opens upwhen the Museum closes for the night. Sleepovers offer after-hours, “behind-the-scenes” access tointriguing exhibits, exclusive shows, and hands-on activities. Overnighters can explore MNS in allsorts of new ways through secretive scavenger hunts in darkened galleries, make “crafty”souvenirs to take home, charge their senses with a nighttime Electric Theater performance or Fireand Ice show - and wake up with an eye-opening IMAX® film.MNS sleepovers are great for schools, churches, scout troops, sports teams, sororities andfraternities – any group that wants to bond and have fun. Sleepovers focus on learning, teambuilding, and most importantly, entertainment! And MNS sleepover offerings provide age-appropriate, customized fun for different age groups – kids, teens and young adults! Packagesalso include a late-night pizza snack and breakfast in the morning.For more information about themes and how to register visit our web site.BIRTHDAY PARTIESMNS children’s birthday parties are epic! The Museum has several themes from which tochoose – all are fun, feature hands-on crafts and exciting new ways to explore the Museum.Packages also include a private party room, museum admission for each guest, free parking, anda party host.Click here to learn about birthday party pricing, options and availability.GENERAL MUSEUM INFORMATIONRegular general exhibit admission is $10 for adults 18-61; $9 for seniors 62+ and students 12-17;$7 for 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 whentickets are purchased at the box office with Military ID.IMAX® show ticket are $7 for adults 18-61 (member adults $6); $6 for seniors 62+, and students12-17 (member seniors and students $5); $6 for children 2-11 (member children $5). Childrenunder 2 are free.Planetarium tickets are $3.50 for non-member adults, students, seniors and children 2-11; $2.50for member adults, students, seniors and children ages 2-11. Children under 2 are free.Tickets for the Museum, IMAX® and Planetarium shows, and all special exhibits are availableonline.
  5. 5. Regular hours of operation (remain the same during the State Fair of Texas®):10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – SaturdayNoon – 5:00 p.m. SundaysMNS hours are subject to change based on special exhibitions, holiday considerations or otherevents. Please check website for current hours.The Museum of Nature & Science campus is located in Fair Park. The Science Building is at 1318S. 2nd Ave., the Nature Building is at 3535 Grand Ave., and the Planetarium is at 1620 First Ave.,Dallas, TX, 75210.Access MNS from Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. Parking is inside Fair Park via Gate 5 orGate 6 and is always free, except during State Fair. MNS can also be accessed via the newDART Green Line with stops at MLK, Jr. and Fair Park stations.Public Contact Information: 214-428-5555 or ###About the Museum of Nature & ScienceThe Museum of Nature & Science – the result of a unique merger in 2006 between the DallasMuseum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Childrens Museum – is an AAM-accredited non-profit educational organization located in Dallass Fair Park. In support of itsmission to inspire minds through nature and science, the museum delivers exciting, engaging andinnovative visitor experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collectionsprogramming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The facility alsoincludes the TI Founders IMAX® Theater and a cutting-edge digital planetarium. The Museumof Nature & Science is supported in part by funds from the City of Dallas Office of CulturalAffairs, 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 FairPark facilities. To learn more about the Museum of Nature & Science, please