Office of University Relations
SDSM& T News
501 E. St. Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701- 3995
Phone: ( 605) 394- 6082/ 2554 • Fax: ( 605) 394- 6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 16, 1999)
T- REX SPOTTED AT SDSM& T’S CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CENTER
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s ( SDSM& T) Children’s Science Center has spotted a Tyrannosaurus Rex in their new building. While renovating the new facility for summer field trips and special programs, a T- Rex has become a permanent fixture as a mural in the museum’s main exhibit room.
The staff in the Office of University and Public Relations at SDSM& T are the driving force behind the renovation of the facility. Through careful planning and a steady hand, the staff together with numerous volunteers painted the T- Rex mural in the museum. Children and the young at heart will be impressed with his size, 10- 12 ft. tall x 20- 30 ft. wide.
The Children’s Science Center has previously operated as the Museum in Motion at the SDSM& T campus. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Rapid City and SDSM& T, a new Children’s Science Center will soon be opening that will offer the opportunity for students, teachers, day care centers and other groups to utilize throughout the school year. It will focus on learning by doing and making learning fun through various hands- on and interactive activities in science and technology.
Scheduled to open later this fall, the Center will begin hosting special presentations and programs in April for the community to get a sneak peak at the new Museum. Upcoming events include National Science & Technology Presentations, Dinosaur Dash – 5K Run/ Walk, Bubble Festival, Buffalo Bonanza, and a Gala Auction.
The Center will be located near downtown Rapid City in the Halley Park facility at 515 West Boulevard. For information about upcoming events or ways to get involved, call the SDSM& T Office of University & Public Relations at 605- 394- 2554.
[ Media are invited to the Children’s Science Center today, Friday, April 16, between 3: 00- 4: 00 pm to get a sneak peek at the mural of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.]
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