Students to explore space during Florida Museum school holiday class Feb. 21

February 3rd, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blast off with the Florida Museum of Natural History during the next “Playful Escape,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21, and discover the wonder and excitement of outer space. Registration and more information is available online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm.

The class is scheduled on Presidents Day, an Alachua County Schools student holiday, and provides working parents a place for their children in grades K-5 to enjoy entertaining and educational activities.

Participants will learn about orbiting planets, space ships and space travel.

“Playful Escapes is a fun, themed day for kids,” said Tiffany Ireland, education assistant at the Florida Museum. “We will have a lot of space-related activities and the kids will also have the chance to explore the rest of the museum as well.”

Morning, afternoon and all-day sessions are available. Half-day sessions are $27 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Full-day sessions are $47 for members and $50 for non-members, pre-registration is required. Morning sessions are from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; afternoon sessions are from 12:30 to 5 p.m.; and full-day sessions are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students should bring their own sack lunch and dress for outdoor activities.

For more information call 352-273-2061.

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Source: Tiffany Ireland, 352-273-2061, tireland@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Leeann Bright
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu