MNS Spring Break 2011

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Spring Break is an exciting time at the Museum of Nature & Science. Between Spring Break Discovery Camp for kids grades K-6, to thrilling IMAX films, Dinosaurs Unearthed and more, adventure lies behind every corner.

Special Spring Break hours and shows at MNS are from March 11-20, 2011.

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MNS Spring Break 2011

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Whitus, Communications Manager 214-426-4629 jwhitus@natureandscience.org MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE CALENDAR LISTINGS – Spring Break 2011 (March 12-20)SPRING BREAK DISCOVERY CAMPMarch 14-18, 2011Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas’ Fair ParkBeing out of school gives kids to get into new discoveries – like finding the fun in nature,science and history! The Museum of Nature & Science is presenting Discovery Camp each dayfor the week of March 14 – 18. This year’s themes include dinosaurs, wizards and mummies!GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CREATIONSIt’s a delicious new way to look at dinosaurs! Girl Scouts from North Texas got really creativewith boxes of their world-famous cookies and built giant “cookie-sauruses.” And, since the cookiecreations are showcased in the MNS Lobby, you’ll see how they stack up with the life-sizeddinosaurs of the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit!The Girl Scout Cookie Creations display is FREE for members and included with the cost ofgeneral admission for non-members.TRAVELING EXHIBITSShows “visiting” the Museum during Spring Break include the blockbuster DinosaursUnearthed and the “infinitely” fun Math Midway. Math Midway is free with general admission,while Dinosaurs Unearthed requires a surcharge - Non-members are $5, MNS members are $3.Children under 2 are free.
  2. 2. PLANETARIUM AND STAGE SHOWSPlanetarium Building (1620 First Ave. in Fair Park)Planetarium Shows and Stage Shows are making RARE public appearances during SpringBreak!The planetarium offers a variety of shows and times – please check the web site for information.March 13-20, check out our “shocking” Electric Theater stage show at 1:00 p.m.! Our “cool”Fire & Ice performances can be seen March 12-20 at 3:00 p.m. and also at 1:00 p.m. on March12.IMAX FILMSShowing at our digital, domed IMAX Theater for spring break are thefilms Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, Bugs! A RainforestAdventure and our brand-new movie, Mummies: Secrets of thePharaohs. Please check website for showtimes.HOLIDAY HOURSMNS attendance during recent Spring Breaks has been astronomical! So this year we’re offeringextended hours March 12-20: Monday through Saturday, we’ll be open 10:00 a.m. through 6:00p.m. Sunday hours are noon to 6:00 p.m.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.Dinosaurs Unearthed admission requires a surcharge in addition to the purchase of MNSgeneral exhibit admission; Non-members are $5, MNS members are $3. Children under 2 arefree.IMAX® shows require additional tickets: $7 for adults 18-61 (member adults $6); $6 for seniors62+, and students 12-17 (member seniors and students $5); $6 for children 2-11 (memberchildren $5). Children under 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.
  3. 3. Tickets for the Museum, IMAX® and Planetarium shows, and all special exhibits are availableonline.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.Public Contact Information: 214-428-5555 or natureandscience.org.

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