The Museum of Nature & Science will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and throughout the weekend.
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey
MNS' current major exhibit Planet Shark: Predator or Prey has just added another live shark to the lobby aquarium. An exciting shark feeding will occur at 11 a.m. Friday. There is a shark dissection at 1 p.m. Saturday; Planet Shark: Just for Kids a hands-on art mural for children and activity area; live shows; Planetarium shows Saturday through Sunday; The Trinity photography winners’ exhibition; IMAX® films and Sharky Sunday.
On Sharky Sunday guest speaker Chris Schreiber of the Georgia Aquarium will talk about his shark research in Cancun including tagging and conservation. IMAX® films presents Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure that features time-lapse photography close-ups of every detail in the lives of rainforest bugs. In the movie Sharks the spectacular footage takes you around the world in deep oceans to view endangered species of sharks.
The Trinity photography exhibition
The Trinity photography exhibition in the MNS Nature Building features award-winning photography of the Trinity River and the flora and fauna that depend on it. The 2009 and 2010 winners will be featured along with many of the 2011 photos. The exhibit is free for members and included in the cost of general admission. The Texas Park and Wildlife sponsored a new 10-mile paddling trail in 2010 that gives photographers even more access to the natural beauty.
Trinity River Corridor Project is a $2.5 billion City of Dallas public works project is underway. It is part of the 6,200-acre urban forest located only a short drive from downtown Dallas. The photography contest gives many Dallasites and tourists a previously unknown look of Dallas. A hardwood forest that houses the Trinity River Audubon Center, 48 bird species and is seven times larger than NYC’s Central Park is in our own backyard.
WHAT: The Museum of Nature & Science will be open with regular hours on Monday (Jan. 16) for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with fun for all ages throughout the holiday weekend.
WHEN: Friday – Monday (January 13 – 16)
WHERE: Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park Science Building (1318 S. 2nd Ave.) and Nature Building (3535 Grand Ave.)
PARKING: Free parking is available in the lot across from the Science Building. Enter at Gate 5 or Gate 6 off Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
ADMISSION AND HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays
Planet Shark tickets include admission to all MNS buildings.
IMAX® shows require additional tickets: $7.50 for adults 18-61 (member adults $6); $6.50 for seniors 62+, students 12-17 and children 2-11 (member seniors, students and children $5). Children under 2 are free.