Tuesday , 21 November 2017

Museum of Nature & Science Offers Plenty of Memorial Weekend Fun

Submitted by Museum of Nature & Science

There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than at the Museum of Nature & Science where you can choose your own summer adventure. Summer kicks off this Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28.

Memorial Day weekend summer extravaganza festivities include:
• As a way to remember and honor the fallen military heroes who have served our country, military personnel and their families receive a $2 discount off MNS general exhibits admission when tickets are purchased at the box office with Military ID.

• Extended holiday hours: Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 27 from noon-6 p.m., and Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

• To coincide with the CityArts Festival in Fair Park, the Museum will offer a reduced price of $13 (a $5 discount) for adult tickets to the Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibition. Charges apply for IMAX® and Planetarium shows.

• SPECTACULAR! Additional Holiday Weekend Live Stage Shows – Educator-led, interactive stage shows with audience participation on Saturday, May 26 at noon and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

• IMAX® film Whales OPENS Saturday, May 26 – 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. IMAX® shows require additional tickets: $7.50 for adults 18-61 (member adults $6); $6.50 for seniors 62+, students 12-17 and children 2-11 (Member fee is $5 for seniors, students and children). Children under 2 are free.

Friday, May 25, 2012 – 11 a.m.
• 11 a.m. – Live shark feeding (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
MNS Science Building lobby/FREE for MNS members and included with the cost of general exhibits admission for non-members

Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Whales IMAX® film OPENS – Showtimes 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park) TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building

• 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. – Magic School Bus™ book reading with the Dallas Public Library with an appearance by Ms. Frizzle™ (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
MNS Science Building, Viewspace Theater/Book readings are FREE with general admission, which also includes The Magic School Bus™ exhibit

• Noon – SPECTACULAR! Additional Holiday Weekend Live Stage Shows – Educator-led, interactive stage shows with audience participation (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park) MNS Science Building/Free for MNS members and included with the cost of general admission to non-members

• 1 p.m. – Shark dissection (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park) led by an MNS educator.  MNS Science Building/FREE for MNS members and included with the cost of general exhibits admission for non-members.

• 3 p.m. – SPECTACULAR! Additional Holiday Weekend Live Stage Shows – Educator-led, interactive stage shows with audience participation (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
MNS Science Building/Free for MNS members and included with the cost of general admission to non-members

About the Museum of Nature & Science
The Museum of Nature & Science – the result of a unique merger in 2006 between the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Children’s Museum – is an AAM- accredited non-profit educational organization located in Dallas’s Fair Park. In support of its mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the museum delivers 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 is supported in part by 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 in Victory Park to complement the Fair Park facilities. To learn more about the Museum of Nature & Science, please visit natureandscience.org.

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