Editor’s Note: A full schedule of activities follows this release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will open its “Discovery Room,” a favorite area for visitors of all ages, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
Admission is free, and the room is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The activity area will remain open through Aug. 14.
Through hands-on, self-guided activities and scheduled programs, visitors will learn about Florida’s diverse ecosystems, environments and wildlife. Scheduled activities include crafts, story time, puppet presentations, museum exploration with Dr. Discovery and more.
“The “Discovery Room” provides visitors with a place for children to interact and explore natural history while having fun,” said Florida Museum education coordinator Kendra Lanza-Kaduce.
For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/discovery.htm or call 352-273-2061.
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Writer: Leeann Bright
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida Museum Discovery Room Summer 2011 Activity Schedule
EcoArt: Natural history-related crafts
10 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday
1-2:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday
Talking Tales: Story time with a staff member
11 a.m. Tuesday
Three Musketeers Puppet Show: Discover nature with forest friends
3 p.m. Saturday
Dr. Discovery: Child-friendly presentations and activities
3-4 p.m. Wednesday
Museum Choice: Museum staff select the activity
10 a.m.-noon Thursday and Saturday
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