Engineers Week at Museum of Nature and Science


My family loves the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas!

With all the unique and interactive exhibits, it is truly education disguised as fun and entertainment.

And Engineers Week promises to be as fun as ever as we get hands on  with buckyballs, bunny copters, squishy circuits, robo mania, plus ask an engineer  chats, electrifying live shows and much more.

It will be for all ages and you won’t want to miss it!

She Is Dallas Info:   Engineers Week will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24 at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.   Hours are 10 a.m. “ 5 p.m. Monday “ Saturday and from noon “ 5 p.m. Sundays.   Engineers Week and Discovery Days are free for MNS members and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Regular general exhibit admission is $10 for adults 18-61; $9 for seniors 62+ and students 12-17; $7 for children 2-11; children under 2 are free.   Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, Planetarium, and IMAX ® shows require additional tickets.   There is also a special pricing package called Twin Fin Package, which includes admission to Planet Shark: Predator or Prey and any IMAX ® film for a discounted price.   Tickets for the Museum, IMAX ® and Planetarium shows, and all special exhibits are available online.   The Museum of Nature & Science campus is located in Fair Park. The Science Building is at 1318 S. 2nd Ave., the Nature Building is at 3535 Grand Ave., and the Planetarium is at 1620 First Ave., Dallas, TX, 75210. Parking is available via Gate 5 or Gate 6 and is free.   MNS can also be accessed via the DART Green Line with stops at MLK, Jr. and Fair Park stations.     For more information, please visit the Museum of Nature and Science website or call 214-428-5555.   You can also follow Museum of Nature and Science on Facebook and Twitter.

The Museum will kick off Engineers Week with daily hands-on activities including body rhythm, bunny copters, augmented reality and more. Visitors also will face-off against IBM’s famous Jeopardy champion Watson, an artificial intelligence advanced analytical computing system, in Jeopardy: You vs. Watson. For an electrifying experience, the ever-popular Electric Theater live stage shows will be held daily in the MNS Science Building auditorium at 10:30 a.m. (excluding Feb. 22) and 12:30 p.m. (excluding Feb. 21).

Professionals from some of North Texas ™ top technology and engineering organizations will be on site for daily ask an engineer  chats at 11:30 a.m. February 20 – 24 in the MNS Science Building Viewspace Theater. (For the detailed schedule, click here or see end of release.)

The excitement continues that weekend with two days of tech-tastic family fun at Discovery Days: Discover Technology February 25 – 26. All the interactive excitement from Engineers Week will continue in the MNS Science Building with additional activities in the Nature Building. Lightning bolts, fireballs and other hair-raising fun will take stage for the Smash Hits of PhySci show at 1 and 3 p.m. February 25 – 26 in the MNS Science Building auditorium. Other highlights will include stomp rockets, submarine divers, LED throwies  and more. A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words, Finding the Treasures Hidden in Maps  will show visitors how to explore pirates, find tornado alley, map zoos and more.

On February 20 and February 25 “ 26, the Dallas Personal Robotics Group will be on site with their impressive creations and ready to talk about building robots. Additionally, Dallas Makerspace will showcase their wildly imaginative inventions made from common household objects and scraps of metal.

Museum visitors can stop by and see three live sharks in the lobby of the MNS Science Building. Temporarily moved from the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, the sharks are housed in a 515-gallon two-tank aquarium display and are fed on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. An aquarist is on hand for the twice-weekly feedings to talk about the sharks and answer questions, making it a popular interactive activity. On Saturdays at 1 p.m., visitors can learn about the interesting anatomy of sharks while witnessing a shark dissection in the Viewspace Theater.

For the ultimate shark experience, the 12,000-square-foot Planet Shark: Predator or Prey (see our earlier post on Planet Shark) features explanations and examinations of almost every aspect of the shark. From evolution and biology to popular culture and the fin trade, the massive five-gallery exhibition guides visitors through the murky myths and fascinating facts that have surrounded sharks for centuries. The Planet Shark: Just for Kids activity area features a collaborative daily art mural and underwater-themed activities within the exhibition. Note: A surcharge is required for Planet Shark: Predator or Prey.

Other highlights include Planetarium shows Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 25-26); The Trinity photography exhibition; and IMAX ® films including SHARKS, Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World and Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.

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