Strange Matter Exhibition at Dallas Museum of Natural
November 28, 2003
A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Everyday Stuff
DALLAS, TEXAS () - Come explore the stuff we
use everyday at the hands-on exhibition, Strange Matter, on
display at the Dallas Museum of Natural History, May 21 - September
4. Through this exhibit, visitors can enter the fascinating world
of material research and uncover the surprising science behind
In Strange Matter, visitors will experience the science
behind everyday stuff while gaining a glimpse of where the future
of materials research might take our world. Visitors will see the
future of metals while watching a standard ball bearing bounce
for an extended period of time on a platform made of amorphous
metal! ZOOM will take audiences on a voyage from the macro scale
of the world we see, to the atomic scale where scientists investigate
individual atoms using microscopes. Children can play with amazing
magnetic liquids to discover whether they are a solid, a liquid,
or both! Guests will enjoy playing on the xylophones made of different
materials to see the tunes they play.
“We are thrilled to bring the community an educational
and fun exhibition providing visitors a glimpse into the world
of materials and the role that material science plays in our daily
lives,” said Nicole Small, CEO of DMNH.
About the Strange Matter Exhibition:
Strange Matter is presented by the Materials Research Society.
The exhibition and its tour are made possible by the generous support
of the National Science Foundation, Alcan, Dow
Ford Motor Company Fund,
Intel® Innovation in Education and 3M Foundation. This Local
Presentation is made possible by Texas Instruments.
About the Materials Research Society: .
The Materials Research Society is
a not-for-profit scientific association founded in 1973 to promote
interdisciplinary goal-oriented research on materials of technological
importance. Membership in the Society consists of more than 12,500
scientists from industry, government, academia and research laboratories
in the United States and nearly 50 other countries.
About Texas Instruments:
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog
technologies to meet customers’ real world signal processing
requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s
businesses include Sensors & Controls and Educational & Productivity
Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing,
design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web
at www.ti.com .
About the Museum:
The Dallas Museum of Natural History is located at 3535 Grand
Avenue in historic Fair Park. The Museum is open 7 days a week
daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Admission to the Museum is: Adults - $7.00, Sr. Citizens (55+)
- $6.50, Students (13-18) - $5.00, Children (3-12) - $4.00. Children
under three are admitted free. Museum members are always admitted
The Dallas Museum of Natural History is a Smithsonian Institution
affiliate and is funded in part by the City of Dallas Office of
Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts and is supported
by the Microsoft Corporation and the Junior League of Dallas. American
Airlines is the official airline of the Museum and The
Dallas Morning News is the official sponsor. For more information,
or for volunteer opportunities, call the Museum at (214) 421-DINO
(3466), ext. 200 or visit the Museum’s website at www.dallasdino.org.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Marketing
(214) 421-3466 ext. 226
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