Fla. Museum’s free family ‘Discovery Room’ opens June 12

May 15th, 2006

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Looking for something the whole family can do this summer? The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer an interactive “Discovery Room” for guests of all ages from June 12- Aug. 13. The room is free and open every day until 4:30 p.m.

Activities include entertaining crafts, including creating creatures from Florida’s diverse ecosystems, hunts for museum treasures and exploration of a coral reef. Guests also may visit during the following scheduled program times for stories, puppets, museum exploration with Dr. Discovery and more!

Florida Museum 2006 Summer Discovery Room schedule:

Ecoart! — Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Talking Tales — Tuesdays 10 a.m.
Green Earth Games — Thursdays, Saturdays 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Tree Musketeers Puppet Show — Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 3 p.m.
Dr. Discovery — Tuesdays, Fridays 3- 4 p.m.
Face Painting — Fridays 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

For more information, call (352) 846-2000 ext. 246 or visit the museum online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/discovery.htm.

Media contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Lauren Williams