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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( June 26, 1998)
SDSM& T MUSEUM IN MOTION OFFERS FUN HANDS- ON SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
The SDSM& T Museum in Motion features many hands- on science and engineering exhibits for children of all ages. Located in the Old Gym on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus, the museum is open 9: 00 a. m. to 4: 00 p. m. Monday through Saturday through Labor Day. ( The Old Gym is directly east of the building in which the Museum of Geology is located on the Tech campus.)
The Museum in Motion exhibits explain some of the laws of nature and basic principles of science. Visitors can learn while they play as they blow six- foot bubbles, experience optical illusions, stand inside a giant bubble machine, see themselves in a giant kaleidoscope, operate a large sand pendulum, and design patterns with a giant harmonograph that generates 3- D drawings.
“ Magic School Bus” sessions are offered Tuesday and Thursdays from 10: 00- 11: 00 a. m. The cost is $ 5. Special “ Make and Take” activities also are offered at 10: 00 a. m. and 1: 00 p. m.
Admission is $ 2 per person or $ 10 maximum for a family. Special rates for non- profit organizations and child care provider rates are available. For additional information or to register for the special programs, call 394- 6996.
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