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The Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson Hosts Summer Exhibit, Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit May 14-Sept. 4

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The Mississippi Children’s Museum hosts Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, an exhibit based on The Jim Henson Company’s popular PBS KIDS TV series.

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit features a curious Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who travels the world to discover everything there is to know about dinosaurs. This new exhibit will transport kids back to the time of dinosaurs and encourage basic scientific learning through fun, hands-on activities. Created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, the exhibit will be unveiled at MCM-Jackson at a Members Preview Party on Friday, May 13, then will open to the public on Saturday, May 14.

“MCM-Jackson is honored to have the support of Trustmark, McRae Foundation and Atmos to locally sponsor this traveling exhibit,” said Angela Mitchell, Director of External Affairs, “For many young people, this unique exhibit could be the educational catalyst that sparks a life-long joy for science, natural history or paleontology.”

Broadcast locally on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB), Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that kids have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills. Children will be able to join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical journey to unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history, and paleontology. MPB will be on-site every Wednesday at 10 a.m. this summer to provide educational programming for visitors.

 Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit will be at MCM-Jackson from May 14-Sep. 4 and is included with $10 museum admission and free with MCM membership. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.mschildrensmuseum.org.

 “The Magic House is honored to have the support of the Monsanto Fund in the development of our newest exhibit,” said Beth Fitzgerald, President of The Magic House. “Through their support we look forward to educating and inspiring kids of all ages about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.”

 

 

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