Energy Science Saturdays,
sponsored by Florida Power & Light, at the Museum of Discovery
and Science this summer.
June 1, 2007 Fort Lauderdale – Learn the science behind energy
with Energy Science Saturdays, sponsored by Florida Power &
Light, at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Join our
electrifying Museum staff members and take part in exciting
activities and peculiar presentations for a hands-on, learning
Energy Science Saturdays will take place on the following dates:
June 16, 23, & 30 - July 7 & 21 - August 4, 11, & 18, 2007
Dino Chalk Art: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chalk is a porous type of limestone formed by the remains of
micro-organisms over millions of years. Help decorate the
Museum’s grand atrium with your own unique chalk drawings, and
remember … the chalk in your art was created by micro-organisms
that were alive during the time of the dinosaurs, just as the
energy we use to power our lives comes from fossil fuels.
Cookie Coal Mine: 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Coal is a fossil fuel, just like petroleum oil. Coal is formed
from ancient prehistoric plants and vegetation that undergo
massive change over time. Learn how coal is produced and mined
from the earth. This edible activity will get you all fueled up
on cookie power!
Are Dinosaurs really Extinct?: 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Due to the extinction of the dinosaurs all we have left of them
are their fossils. These fossils allow us to look back in time
and figure out just how these mega-reptiles looked and lived
millions of years ago. You may have heard the term 'fossil
fuels' before, but does that mean that we are running our cars
and home on the remains of the dinosaurs? During this
presentation, we will explore the past, present, and future of
Science Café Summer Special: Electricity and Me: 2:30 p.m.
What is electricity? Are there different kinds of electricity?
Where does it come from? These questions and more will be
answered during this electrifying demonstration. We will also
explore the future of energy production and how it will affect
you, and generations to come.
In addition to taking part in Energy Science activities,
visitors can experience the power of IMAX in Dinosaurs Alive!
3D, which is also sponsored locally by Florida Power & Light.
Dinosaurs Alive! 3D showcases the exhilaration of dinosaur
exploration and discovery. Audiences will join paleontologists
as they excavate, prepare, and ultimately understand dinosaurs.
But hold on to your seats—through the magic of CGI, the
eye-popping realism of 3D imagery, and the impact of the giant
screen, this film will bring these dinosaurs right back to
life …. in a BIG way!
Visitors can also take a walk through our prehistoric exhibit
DinoMight! and experience life as it was during the Cretaceous
period with eleven animatronic dinosaurs that lived on land, in
the air and in the sea. They’ll enjoy a pre-historic, underwater
expedition to the bottom of Cretaceous
oceans to see an Elasmosaurus and a Mosasaurus hunt for fish and
ammonites, then emerge from the depths of the sea onto land to
see a family of Triceratops grazing. The highlight of the
experience will be a face-to-face encounter with the apex
predator of the period - a giant Tyrannosaurus rex. Museum
visitors will be able to take an interactive guided tour of
DinoMight! using their iPods, Mp3 players, or any portable media
device, simply by visiting www.mods.org and downloading the
Podcast. The new tours will fully immerse guests into the world
of dinosaurs. Local exhibit sponsors are metroPCS and WSVN
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide
experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for
children and adults through exhibits, programs and films.
Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility
serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major
operational support for the Museum is provided through generous
support by Leadership Guild members including: City Furniture,
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to
6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours most evenings.
ABOUT THE BLOCKBUSTER ® IMAX ® THEATER
The Blockbuster ® IMAX ®Theater-owned and operated by the Museum
of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300-seat theater
is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. The
Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater features a 60 ft. x 80 ft. screen and
a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete
channels of clear sound through 42 speakers. The IMAX®
projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb projects images of
unsurpassed brilliance and clarity onto the five-story-high
screen. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater. 3D films
are viewed using electronic headsets. The IMAX® experience is an
unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. For show times, visitors
should call 954.463.IMAX (4629).