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


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SUBJECT: IDENTIFICATION DAY, Sunday, January 21, 2007


TODAY’S DATE: December 1, 2006

CONTACT: Christina Cid
Texas Memorial Museum
232-5509 cramsey@austin.utexas.edu

EVENT: Identification Day
Sunday, January 21, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION: Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St. (2 blocks north of the UT stadium)

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The public is invited to bring natural objects (fossils, rocks, gems, insects, etc.) for FREE IDENTIFICATION by TNSC scientists and other experts. FREE ADMISSION!

About UT’s 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.

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).
For more information about the Texas Memorial Museum, visit www.texasmemorialmuseum.org

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