SUBJECT: Family Fossil Fun Day, February 10
FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATELY THROUGH Feb. 10, 2007
Today's Date: December 21, 2006
CONTACT: Christina Cid
Texas Memorial Museum
The public is invited to the Texas Memorial Museum for Family Fossil Fun Day on Saturday, February 10, from 10 am - 4 pm.
11:00 – Tales Teeth Tell, a hands-on exploration of teeth in the fossil record, presented by Dr. Pamela Owen, Texas Natural Science Center’s Senior Paleontology Educator
1:00 - Dinosaur Stomp, storytelling for the whole family, presented by Patricia Ramsey, a children's librarian.
2:00 - Ice Age Mammals of Central Texas, a hands-on introduction to the mammals of the Pleistocene in Texas including saber-toothed cats, mammoths and giant ground sloths, presented by Dr. Pamela Owen, Texas Natural Science Center’s Senior Paleontology Educator
3:00 - Dinosaur Stomp, storytelling for the whole family, presented by Patricia Ramsey, a children's librarian.
ongoing -- make crafts and see and touch real museum fossils
ongoing -- dig in the mini Dino Pit, and learn what it's like to be a paleontologist searching for fossils.
Texas Memorial Museum is part of the Texas Natural Science Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The Museums 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).
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION.
For more information about the Texas Memorial Museum, visit www.texasmemorialmuseum.org
About UTs 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.