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Dinosaurs Roam Vegas this Summer!

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JULY 21, 2015

 

Dinosaurs Roam Vegas this Summer!

Three museums collaborate to fill the valley with dinosaurs through September

 

Las Vegas – Discovery Children's Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Springs Preserve teamed up this summer to present three distinct yet complimentary Dinosaur experiences to Las Vegas locals and visitors.  Part lucky coincidence, part planning, collaboration of the three downtown museums offers indoor prehistoric adventures to Dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages.  Dinosaurs Roam Vegas is the first of many upcoming partnerships dedicated to spreading the word about the diverse cultural opportunities in Southern Nevada.

 

The Dinosaurs Roam partnership started with discussions among directors and curators for each of the three museums and evolved through connections made with the formation of the Las Vegas Museum Alliance (LVMA) in late 2013.

 

"We realized that the convergence of dinosaur experiences this summer provided us a perfect opportunity to give guests a reason to visit each other's museums," said Aaron Micallef, Springs Preserve Curator.

 

"Interactivity is the key to the partnership - all three exhibits explore different eras and elements of the Dinosaur story," said Marilyn Gillespie, Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

 

"This is a great co-production that gives dinosaur fans and future scientists something fun and educational to do this summer, and we've added a discount to make it worth triple the trips," said Tifferney White, CEO/President of Discovery Children's Museum.

 

One of the key elements for collaboration among the museums has been a centralized website that allows visitors easy online access to the 25 museums and nature centers throughout Southern Nevada. Vegasmuseums.org was launched as a portal to the websites of each of the LVMA members and as a landing place for information about promotions and partnerships like Dinosaurs Roam.

 

Be sure to visit vegasmuseums.org for information about the next cultural collaboration - Las Vegas Museum Month 2015. The whole month of October gives tourists and local visitors a chance to "Discover our Cultural Spirit" and enjoy great discounts and specials at museums throughout Southern Nevada.  

 

About Dinosaurs Roam Vegas

Dinosaurs roam downtown Las Vegas May 16 - September 20 with three different exhibits at three museum venues. May 16 - Sept. 15 starts the Dinosaur Revolution at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Dinosaurs - Land of Fire and Ice opens at Discovery Children's Museum May 30 and makes it's home there for the summer through September 13. And on June 21 Dino Summer begins at the Springs Preserve combing the elements of Be the Dinosaur and Dinosaur Discovery traveling exhibits into a customized Dinosaur experience. See one - see them all and enjoy discounted admission to each museum. Check promotion rules at each location to receive 20% off. Visit vegasmuseums.org for promotion information and lvnhm.org, DiscoveryKidsLV.org and springspreserve.org for exhibit details.

 

Media Contacts:

 

Discovery Children's Museum

Denyce Tuller - 702.382.3445 Ext. 122

dtuller@discoverykidslv.org

 

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Chris Palladino - 702-384-3466 Ext. 230

development@lvnhm.org

 

Springs Preserve

Dawn Barraclough - 702-822-7733

dawn.barraclough@springspreserve.org

 

 

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The “Dinosaur Museum” Celebrates 24 Years!

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July 2, 2015

 

CONTACTS:            

Marilyn Gillespie – (702) 384–2008  

Executive Director, Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The “Dinosaur Museum” Celebrates 24 Years!

 

WHAT:            The Las Vegas Natural History Museum will celebrate its 24th anniversary on Saturday, July 11from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by featuring its summer exhibit Dinosaur Revolution.  There will be special activities including discount admission prices.  Children (up to age 11 years old) will be free with a paid adult, plus free ice cream courtesy of the Museum’s downtown neighbor Anderson Dairy.

“We are very excited about celebrating our 24th year with the Las Vegas community. We have hosted more than 2,000,000 visitors and look forward to many more in the future!”, said Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director.

 

A variety of family activities are planned along with a presentation and book signing by geologist Nick Saines.  The Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, adjacent from Cashman Field.

SCHEDULED

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

  • Tour the traveling exhibit Dinosaur Revolution
  • Learn about “When Dinosaurs Roamed Las Vegas” from geologist Nick Saines at 1:00 p.m. Stick around for the book signing at 2:45 p.m.
  • Meet Rocky the Rock Iguana from Exotic Pets from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Free ice cream from Anderson Dairy
  • Learn about fossils from Cap’n Dave
  • Build your own dinosaur habitat
  • Solve a dinosaur puzzle
  • Shark feeding at 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:          Las Vegas Natural History Museum                         900 North Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV  89101 (Las Vegas Blvd. North & Washington Ave., adjacent to Cashman Center)   ADMISSION:   Anniversary special admission is children (up to 11 years old) are free with paid adult.  Regular admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11.  Children 2 and under are free.  Admission covers access to the entire Museum.  Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 ext. 223 for more information.

 

 

ABOUT THE LVNHM:

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

 


Las Vegas Natural History Museum to Host Dr. Jack Horner

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March 30, 2015

 

CONTACTS:            

Marilyn Gillespie – (702) 384–2008  

Executive Director, Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Dr. Jack Horner Speaking Engagement at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

WHAT: On Saturday, May 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum will host a speaking engagement with the world famous Dr. Jack Horner. Dr. Horner will discuss why bony features such as horns, plates, shields, and spikes were not used for defense or any kind of combat. A book signing will also take place right afterwards as well as a dinner at Glutton restaurant with all the proceeds going to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. 

Dr. Horner discovered the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, noted for his dramatic field work and some of the best reconstructions of fossil dinosaurs ever assembled.

Dr. Horner served as the technical advisor for Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movies and is the inspiration for the movie’s lead character Dr. Alan Grant. He has the honor of having two species of dinosaurs named after him.

 “Dr. Horner once said, ‘I don’t care how dinosaurs died, but I do want to know how they lived.’  His talk here at the Museum on May 16th should help paint the picture of how they lived,” explained Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie.

This lecture is free with paid admission and will take place at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Registration is required to save a seat. To RSVP, please visit Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Eventbrite page.                

WHERE: Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV  89101 (Las Vegas Blvd. North & Washington Ave., adjacent to Cashman Center)   ADMISSION:   Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11.  Children 2 and under are free.  Admission covers access to the entire Museum.  Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 ext. 223 for more information. 

ABOUT THE LVNHM:

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

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Dr. Horner

Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s First Dino Day

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February 23, 2015

 

CONTACTS:            

Marilyn Gillespie – (702) 384–2008  

Executive Director, Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s First Dino Day

 

WHAT: On Saturday, March 7 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum celebrates its first ever Dino Day. The Museum will become the largest Cretaceous Crime Scene paleontologists’ have seen in over 65 million years. The suspects are being rounded up, and evidence is being gathered to find out who killed T. rex. Participants in this exciting new event will work side by side with paleontologists as they enjoy activities throughout the Museum that aim to eliminate suspects and catch the culprit.

“This is the first time we are doing this event,” said Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie.  “and from our initial assessment, the community is as excited as we are. Collaborating with the Dr. Josh Bonde at the UNLV Geosciences Department and our local Coroner’s office will give our visitors a unique opportunity to experience dinosaur history and the science behind solving crimes.

Dino Day: Cretaceous Crime Scene is fun for the whole family. 

                        The Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, adjacent from Cashman Field.

WHERE: Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 North Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV  89101 (Las Vegas Blvd. North & Washington Ave., adjacent to Cashman Center)   ADMISSION:   Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11.  Children 2 and under, Las Vegas Natural History Museum members, and members of the Association of Science & Technology Centers Passport Program are free.  Admission covers access to the entire Museum.  Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 ext. 228 for more information.

 ABOUT THE LVNHM:

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

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