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POSTED: May 15, 2012 11:04 a.m.
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The new dinosaur exhibit opens Friday.

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MACON, Ga.,May 14, 2012 – The Museum of Arts and Sciences is presenting thefollowing upcoming exhibitionsand events.

Exhibitions:

Life Through Time: Dinosaurs & Ice Age Mammals (May 18 – September 16)

Journey back through time to see how some famous animals lived in their environments. Experience the sights, sounds and actions of robotic animals. This exhibit showcases 10 extinct animals -- tyrannosaurus rex, sabertooth tiger, mammoth and others. Interactive activities will include a robotic skeleton you can control, crayon rubbing tables and a dinosaur dig. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Mark Smith Planetarium will present “Dinosaur Prophecy,” a feature about how dinosaurs interacted with their environments, what may have brought about their extinction, sites where dinosaur discoveries have been made, and more.

Events:

A Walk in the Woods (May 19)

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Amerson Water Works Park; FREE admission for all ages

Explore the trails at Amerson Water Works Park on a guided hike focusing on the trees and more on National Walk in the Woods Day. Advance registration is required. Call 478-477-3232 for more information.

About the Museum of Arts and Sciences

“Discover the World” at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the largest general purpose museum in Georgia and only cultural institution dedicated to both art and science in the state. Founded in 1956 in the basement of the old Wesleyan Conservatory, the Museum’s current 55,000 square-foot facility, located on 14 acres on Forsyth Road in Macon, offers a wide variety of art and science exhibitions, full-dome planetarium, Mini-Zoo with 70+ live animals, interactive Discovery House, beautiful nature trails, 200+ seat auditorium, Museum store, and much more. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.MASMacon.org for more information.

 

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