|The public grand public opening of the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and the special exhibition, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, Oct. 3|
WHAT: In 1939, the Central State Prison Farm, No. 2-nicknamed "Two Camp" by the residents and staff-opened for operation. From 1968 through 1999, the building was used for storage. Then, in 1995, "Two Camp" was used as a setting for the movie Powder. Now, 70 years after it first opened, the historic prison building in the residential community area of Telfair will open to the public, transformed into the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, Oct. 3.
Successfully transforming the 43,000 square foot building into a museum was a lengthy and challenging process. Meet some of the members of the HMNS team that have been working on this special project for months.
See the giant animated globe, Science on a Sphere and watch as complex environmental processes unfold above you in vivid detail. Discover Stan, the T-rex, lunging towards his prehistoric prey. Explore four permanent galleries, which reflect the most popular exhibit areas of the main Museum campus. And, step through the wardrobe of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition.
WHO: Carolyn Sumners, vice president for the physical sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
David Temple, associate curator of paleontology for the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Clayton Ferguson, producer, The Chronicles of Narnia
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd. (Click here for a map and directions) http://www.hmns.org/education/sugar_land/visit_hmns_at_sugar_land.asp#Directions
HOW: Contact Melodie Wade at 713-639-4743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY: "From spectacular exhibits to the state-of-the-art Science on a Sphere and a T-rex, we are opening with something for everyone and a promise of more to come when we open another floor of permanent interactive exhibits in February," said Dr. Carolyn Sumners, vice president for the physical sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. "The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land will be dynamic and traditional, interactive and beautiful, high-tech and timeless, engaging and wonderful."
The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation's most-heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham IMAX® Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.