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Day of the Child/Day of the Book at the Fort Worth Science Museum – April 30

27 Apr

Day of the Child/Day of the Book (Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros)
Saturday, April 30, 2011

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 30 marks a special day in the lives of children. It is a day to celebrate children and the joy of reading! Come join the fun at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History!

  • Meet some of our live animals
  • Say hello to Dynamo, our longneck dinosaur mascot
  • Dig for dinosaur bones and fossils and meet some dinosaurs that lived in your backyard
  • Create and build playful contraptions and toys
  • Listen to stories and storytellers
  • Create your own family book
  • Enjoy jugglers, magicians  and hula hoopers
  • Play with bubbles and paint your face
  • Explore new ideas in our hands-on exhibits like the Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, Identity and Fort Worth Champions

Pick up a coupon for $1 Child Exhibit Admission for Day of the Child at Fort Worth community centers and the following Fort Worth Public Library locations: downtown, Diamond Hill/Jarvis, Northside and Seminary.

Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington

14 Apr

Bring the kids out to the River Legacy Living Science Center on Saturday, April 16, from 10 am to 2 pm, for an Earth Day celebration with nature walks, story times, crafts, activities and more.  Children can create art projects that are totally recyclable, plant eco-pots, and play endangered species musical chairs.  It’s fun for the whole family!

River Legacy Living Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington.

For more information, visit their website at www.riverlegacy.org.

“Earth: The Operators’ Manual” at the FW Museum of Science and History

13 Apr

From www.fwmuseum.org:

“If we approach Earth as if we have an Operators’ Manual, we can avoid climate catastrophes, improve energy security, and make millions of good jobs.”
-Richard Alley, Host of “Earth: The Operators’ Manual”

YOU’RE INVITED TO AN EXCLUSIVE SIMULCAST OF THE DEBUT OF “EARTH: THE OPERATORS’ MANUAL,” A NEW PBS SPECIAL ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St.

This free presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with host Richard Alley and program writer/director Geoff Haines-Stiles.

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, KERA-TV will debut a new kind of program on climate change.  Earth: The Operators’ Manual dispenses with politics, polemics or punditry; instead, it presents an objective, accessible assessment of the Earth’s problems and possibilities that will leave viewers informed, energized and optimistic.  The broadcast will be simulcast concurrently at 7 p.m. CST in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Omni IMAX Theater.  You’re invited to attend the free simulcast then remain for an interactive Q&A session via a live link with the program’s host, Richard Alley, and its writer/director, Geoff Haines-Stiles.

Admission to the screening and post-program discussion is free but you must obtain a ticket in advance.  Tickets are available by phone at 817-255-9540, and in person at the Museum ticket office.  Tickets will be available at the door if space allows.  Please arrive by 6:45 p.m.  The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

Earth: The Operators’ Manual (ETOM for short) is a rigorously researched, beautifully filmed and ultimately uplifting antidote to the widespread “doom and gloom” approach to climate change.  The program opens with a thorough grounding in Earth’s climate history and an overview of the current dilemmas, but its main thrust is an upbeat assessment of our many viable sustainable energy options.

Cars and computers come with manuals.  So why don’t we have one for the most complex operating system of all, the Earth?  Now we do.  Is the planet due for an oil change?  What tailpipe emissions are impacting the atmosphere and why?  What actions could keep Earth operating at peak performance?  These are just some of the questions that will be addressed when Earth: The Operators’ Manual premieres on PBS.

Alley – a geologist, contributor to the United Nations panel on climate change and former oil company employee whom Andy Revkin of the New York Times has called “a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan” – leads the audience on this engaging one-hour special about climate change and sustainable energy.  Alley’s book of the same name, a companion to the program, is currently available from W.W. Norton & Co.

Says writer/director Haines-Stiles (who produced Carl Sagan’s Emmy Award-winning Cosmos series, Creation of the Universe and other PBS specials):  “Of course we share the best climate science, but we know today’s audiences want to see solutions, not just restatements of the problems.”

Dinos Unearthed

31 Mar

Like dinosaurs?  Head over to the Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas for Dinosaurs Unearthed, an exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs.  They move, they snarl, they blink – and some of them you can control yourself!

While you’re at the museum, you can also see dinosaur skeletons, dinosaur fossils, and let the little ones play in the Dino Dig.

For the Museum of Nature & Science website, click here.

Engineers Week at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

21 Feb

From www.fwmuseum.org:

Feb. 19-25, 2011

Celebrate Engineers Week at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History! See how much fun aerodynamics, science, math and technology can be through engaging engineering activities alongside engineers from IBM, Lockheed Martin and other area corporations. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of this engineering-packed week through these STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities:

  • Explore the world’s metropolitan areas using amazing data with City Forward with IBM engineers.
  • Try your hand at flying a Lockheed Martin fighter with coaching by Lockheed Martin engineers.
  • Electrical Explorations – Create circuits, play with circuit balls and learn about electrical energy.
  • Engineer Meet & Greet – Meet engineers from a variety of fields and ask them your toughest, and most interesting questions. They’re here for you!
  • Curator’s Corner – Learn about nature’s natural engineers or cool discoveries in nanoscience and engineering with the Museum’s curatorial team.
  • Ranching and Engineering-Visit the Digital Trail in the Cattle Raisers Museum to learn how ranchers use technology and engineering to protect their herds.
  • Visit the Noble Planetarium to learn more about energy sources of the future.
  • KEVA® Competition – Test your skills in building the tallest, strongest structure against area engineers.
  • Paper Roller Coaster – Create interesting roller coasters for ping pong balls using paper and other simple materials.
  • Learn about the Grand Challenges of Engineering for the next century from leading scientists and engineers.
  • Build ramps, boats, balloon rockets and towers and explore important engineering principles.

All activities are included with paid exhibit admission. Please note, activities are offered on a rotating basis. Engineers are onsite at varying times.

Engineers Week activities will be offered:
Saturday, Feb. 19 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday, Feb. 21-25 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Museum Partnership

17 Jan

From www.fwmuseum.org:

This year, thanks to a new historic partnership, admission to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo includes FREE exhibit admission to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Cattle Raisers Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame! Through the new “Moo-seum” program, you can stroll into any of these museums free of charge throughout the 2011 Stock Show, Jan. 14 – Feb. 5, 2011. For adults, it’s a $14 value.

MUSEUM MEMBERS ALSO GET IN FREE TO THE FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW GROUNDS!

It gets even better! If you’re a member of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, you can get into the Stock Show grounds at no cost. Beginning with the 2011 presentation of the legendary event at Will Rogers Memorial Center, all Museum of Science and History members will receive FREE admission to the Fort Worth Stock Show. You’ll have access to the Stock Show grounds, livestock barns, exhibit halls, midway, petting zoo and more family attractions during the entire 23-day event. Free admission to the Stock Show is limited to the number of persons on your membership. Parking and Rodeo admission is extra. Museum members must present the Stock Show voucher (available here next week) along with a current Museum Membership card and photo ID for entry.

Museum members MUST present the Stock Show voucher along with a current Museum Membership card and photo ID at a Stock Show ticket booth for entry. CLICK HERE FOR MEMBER VOUCHER. Voucher will be retained upon redemption. Only one voucher PER MEMBERSHIP is required, however, you will need a voucher for each day you attend.

After-Hours Event at the Fort Worth Science Museum

7 Jan

Saturday, January 8 from 6-10 p.m., adults 18 and up can enjoy an after-hours party called “Blue Suede Rock & Roll” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

From www.fwmuseum.org:

Start the New Year off right during Blue Suede Rock & Roll, the next After Hours just for adults at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  Celebrate Elvis’ birthday, the British Invasion and other music legends during this rockin’ event.  You’ll have the Museum’s exhibits and Innovation Studios all to yourself while enjoying great music and hard rockin’ activities.  And yes, Elvis WILL be in the building!

  • Dress as your favorite rock star
  • Dance to rock favorites from our cool DJs and special musical guests Me and My Monkey, a Beatles cover band
  • Hit us with your best shot in the karaoke contest
  • Play a few licks on air guitar
  • Meet the Beetles (from our science collection)
  • Make your own Beatle Bristlebot
  • Create a psychedelic light painting
  • Test your skills in remote-controlled “Led Zeppelin” races
  • Share a jelly donut with Elvis
  • Cash bar and food available in Stars Café

Tickets are $10 per person.  Museum members are free.  Buy tickets in advance online at fortworthmuseum.org or by phone at 817-255-9540.

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