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The University of Texas at Austin Texas Natural Science Center Texas Natural Science Center



Press Room

Press Release

EVENT DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 25, 2006 from 10am to 4pm


TODAY'S DATE: February 3, 2006

CONTACT: Susan Romberg, Director of External Affairs

WHAT: Austin Science Fun Day
WHEN: 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 25, 2006
WHERE: Texas Memorial Museum at 2400 Trinity (two blocks north of the UT stadium)
ADMISSION: FREE open to the public.

Austin Science Fun Day features interactive booths offering entertainment and education for the whole family, with experiments created and demonstrated by Austin-area schoolchildren in partnership with local science organizations.

Added attractions: a live-snake stage demonstration, “Science in the Movies” video show, the Chemistry Circus, the Physics Circus, and Bill Oliver and the Otter Space Band.

Austin Science Fun Day is sponsored by Tokyo Electron America (TEA) and National Instruments.

For updated information on this event, see www.austinsciencefunday.org. For additional program information or to arrange media opportunities, contact Susan Romberg at sromberg@mail.utexas.edu.

Texas Memorial Museum is part of the Texas Natural Science Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The Museum’s mission: to encourage awareness and appreciation of the interplay of biological, geological and environmental forces as they have shaped, are shaping and will shape our world.

Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Museum is located at 2400 Trinity Street (2 blocks north of the UT stadium).


About the Texas Natural Science Center:

The Center encourages awareness of biological diversity through research, exhibits, and education/outreach and is made up of the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and the Texas Natural History Collections. Our leading-edge research in the disciplines of paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology and entomology has amassed a $4-billion collection of 5.7 million specimens. All exhibits and education/outreach programs are based on these specimens, most of which are from Texas and many of which are unique and irreplaceable. Programming spotlights dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, and gems and minerals. We welcome more than 75,000 visitors to our exhibit hall, the Texas Memorial Museum, annually. We are the leader in science education enrichment for Central Texas, with community outreach including school presentations reaching 700+ K-12 students each semester, public events that draw more than 8,000 visitors annually, partnerships with other science organizations, and a website featuring virtual exhibits with educational materials for teachers and leading-edge research data.

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