YOU'LL LOVE FEBRUARY AT THE You'll find interactive exhibits, new IMAX films, exciting special activities, intriguing lectures, and sweet deals at the Museum of Science and History this month. What's not to love?!
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY!
|Join us for the inaugural Science and History Lecture|
"FIRST HUMANS OUT OF AFRICA"
BY DR. DAVID LORDKIPANIDZE
7 p.m. Thursday, February 18
Fossil discoveries from the Dmanisi archaeological site in the Republic of Georgia provide a revealing
glimpse of the first migration of ancestral humans out of Africa nearly 1.8 million years ago. Join us for the debut of our Science and History Lecture Series as we welcome Dr. David Lordkipanidze, General Director of the National Museum of Georgia, who is spearheading research at this world-famous site. Dr. Lordkipanidze will discuss what makes this discovery so unique and its importance to our understanding of human evolution.
Tickets for "First Humans out of Africa" are $10 for adults and $5 for students, academia, children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Museum members are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by calling 817-255-9540, or in person at the Museum ticket office. (Members must order by phone or in person to receive member benefits.)
Science and History Lecture Series Sponsored by:
Discover Engineering During
ENGINEERS WEEK, FEB. 14-20
|See how much fun aerodynamics, science, math and technology can be during Engineers Week, February 14-20. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever as we expand our programming to immerse you in the careers, challenges and activities of the engineering profession. Participate in engaging engineering activities alongside engineers from Lockheed Martin and IBM, such as:|
* Build the tallest, strongest KEVA structure
* Design your own cotton ball catapult
* Hunt for examples of engineering concepts in our new building
* Build zany roller coasters and flying contraptions
* Play Power Up, IBM's new "Green" multiplayer game and help build a smarter planet
* Fly one of Lockheed Martin's advanced fighter jets in the Lockheed Martin Flight Simulator
E-Week hours are Sunday, February 14, 1-5 p.m.; Monday - Friday, Feb. 15-19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; and Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Special extended hours are offered for educators and home school on Tuesday, February 16, 2-5 p.m. All E-week activities are included with exhibit admission. Members are free, of course!
SEE FORCES OF NATURE,
HELP HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS
|In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, the Museum of Science and History will donate|
50 cents for every paid ticket to Forces of Nature to the American Red Cross. Forces of Nature first opened in the Omni Theater in 2004, and has helped guests understand what triggers natural disasters by providing close-up encounters to earth's most violent natural disasters. It captures some of nature's dramatic and terrifying events: the volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of Montserrat in 1995; a devastating earthquake that leveled the city of Izmit in northern Turkey in 1999; and tornadoes ripping across the North American Great Plains. The return of the film gives the Museum and its guests a
great opportunity to help those affected by this real-world force of nature. Donations will be contributed monthly throughout its run through May. Tickets for are $7 for Adults and $6 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Museum Members receive a $3 discount. Buy tickets in advance online or by phone at 817-255-9540.
EXPERIENCE SHARKS, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!
Opening February 27 in the Omni Theater
Join Aris the Turtle, your friendly host, on a breathtaking underwater voyage to discover the ultimate predator: Sharks, opening Feb. 27, 2010, in the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome. Experience an astonishing up-close, giant-screen encounter with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and Whale shark. Witness them as they really are: not wicked man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals that have existed since millions of years
before the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Sharks will play through Summer 2010. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Members receive a $3 discount.
MEMBERS: BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR YOUR INVITATION TO THE
MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEW OF SHARKS, FEBRUARY 26
GET A SWEET DEAL IN THE OMNI THEATER VALENTINE'S WEEKEND, FEB 12-14
This Valentine's Weekend, go big! Big as in the big screen of the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome. All weekend long, Feb. 12-14, you can bring your date to the Omni Theater and get two tickets to any movie, two large drinks, one large bag of popcorn and a box of candy to share - all for $24. That's more than $5 off! Sweet! Choose from Animalopolis, The Alps or Forces of Nature. See our Web site for show times.
CLIMB THE NORTH FACE ONE LAST TIME
The Alps Ends February 26
Don't miss your last chance to face off against the North Face of the Eiger
in the IMAX adventure The Alps, closing February 26 in the Omni Theater. Against a backdrop of overwhelming natural beauty, The Alps is the true-life story of John Harlin, who has every reason
not to climb the deadly Eiger North Face - yet climb it he must. Tickets for are $7 for Adults and $6 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Museum Members receive a $3 discount. For show times, see our Web site or call 817-255-9300. See it today!
BILL WOOD'S BUSINESS
Photo Exhibit Closes Feb. 14
|The variety of subjects and situations Bill Wood captured during the '50s and '60s provide an in-depth photographic record of life in Fort Worth, Texas, a post-World War II American city just hitting its stride. Come enjoy this unique photo exhibit, curated by Marvin Heiferman and Diane Keaton, before it returns to its home at the International Center of Photography in New York. Located in the Oak Room.|
EXPERIENCE GEORGIA O'KEEFFE AND THE FARAWAY
AT THE NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM
Special Exhibit Opens Friday, February 12
Mark your calendars now to experience Georgia O'Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image, a groundbreaking exhibition about one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, on display at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame February 12 through Labor Day 2010. The 3,000-square-foot exhibit, housed in the lower gallery of the National Cowgirl Museum, will include several of O'Keeffe's paintings on loan from museums and private collectors from around the country, some never before displayed in public. Admission to the exhibit and the National Cowgirl Museum is included with paid exhibit admission to the Museum of Science and History. Museum members receive half-price admission to this jewel next door. For more information, visit the National
Cowgirl Museum's Web site at cowgirl.net.
THE NOBLE PLANETARIUM DAZZLES!
|Thanks to two new, all-digital star balls within a 40-foot dome cover, you can visit the Milky Way and travel up to 13.7 billion light years away - without ever leaving your seat. Make one of these planetarium shows a part of your visit to the Museum of Science and History:|
Texas Sky Tonight.....LIVE!
Our staff cover the latest happenings in space, show you the current night sky, and teach you how to find the constellations and the planets visible during this time of
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos ... and our imaginations. Can you feel the pull?
WATCH HISTORY COME ALIVE AT
CASA MAÑANA, FEB. 19 - MARCH 7
|Watch history come alive on stage as Casa Mañana presents a historically-accurate, musical portrayal of the siege of the Alamo. Don't miss your chance to see Alamo the Musical, February 19 - March 7 at Casa Mañana Theatre. Museum members receive $2.50 off each ticket (up to four per membership card). Call Casa
Mañana at 817-332-2272 and use the code CROCKETT or visit the Casa Mañana Theatre box office, 3101 W Lancaster Ave, and present your Museum membership card.|
|SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY: GIVE TODAY!
|A place this special requires a great deal of support. In fact, the Museum's new facility and its outstanding programs are possible only because of the continued financial generosity of Museum friends like you. If you love the innovative programs and learning opportunities the Museum provides our community, why not show it with a donation? Give online now or mail your donation to: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.|
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|STOCK SHOW PARKING UPDATE
For those of you who have been friends of our Museum for some time, you know that the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has long been an exciting attraction in our Cultural District at this time of year -- and 2010 is no exception. As in year's past, there is a flat $6 per day fee to park throughout the Cultural District during the Show, including the lots near our Museum, through February 7. We hope you will come and enjoy both great experiences while you're in the area.
|EDUCATORS: SPRING FIELD TRIPS START
Exhibits, combined Exhibit-Omni Theater, and Noble Planetarium school field trips are available beginning February 8. Treat your students to a day exploring the Museum's new interactive exhibits, take them on a trip to the stars in the planetarium, and cast them on a giant adventure in the Omni Theater. IMAX film options for field trips this spring include Forces of Nature, Sharks, Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, Dolphins, and Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West. Or let us come to you through our Discovery Labs on Wheels, Astronomy on Wheels, and Distance Learning opportunities. Find TEKS, TAKS and complete program information in our Spring 2010 School Program Planner. Access it online or have one mailed to you. To book your field trip, call 817-255-9440.
It is true GeNiUS!
MAD SCIENTIST BALL SIX
Feb. 27, 2010Fire up your
synapses for a party that will inspire your creativity as you unleash your inner mad scientist. Join us on February 27, 2010, for Mad Scientist Ball Six benefiting the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Explore the Museum's new building while you dine on fabulous food creations and experiment with out-of-this world activities. We guarantee that you'll experience a high-voltage evening beyond your wildest imagination. Examine the complete list of Table
Underwriting Opportunities - PDF and benefits and get into your element. Quantum physics have proven that space in the Museum is limited, so buy your table of 10 today. Or complete the MSB Reservation Form - PDF and return it by mail or fax. For more information, call 817-255-9449.
SEGWAY TOURS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR
Here's a unique idea for Valentine's Day: Treat your sweetheart to a tour of the Cultural District on a Segway from Cowtown Segway! You can schedule and purchase Segway tours of the Cultural District and Botanic Garden through the Museum of Science and History. Tours depart from in front of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame twice a day, Friday through Sunday, and last approximately two hours. You'll travel to the Modern Art Museum, to the Botanic Garden, and all points in between on Gen2 Personal Transporter Segways, the latest and safest in Segway technology. Cost is $59 per person, plus tax, and includes all instruction and equipment. (Riders must be 14 or older; some weight restrictions apply.) For tour times, rider
requirements and more details, go online or call 817-255-9540. Purchase your tour today! For tour times, rider requirements and more details, go online or call 817-255-9540. Purchase your tour today!
AT A GLANCE
|Please note, the Museum of Science and History and Noble Planetarium will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 27, in preparation for Mad Scientist Ball Six. The Omni Theater will remain open throughout the day. |
Forces of Nature
Ride Around the World - Ends Feb. 7
The Alps - Ends Feb. 26
Sharks - Opens Feb. 27
Bill Wood's Business
- Closes Feb. 14
CSI: The Experience
Texas Sky Tonight Live!
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
- Feb. 14 - 20
Science and History Lecture - Feb. 18
Mad Scientist Ball -