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Strange Matter Exhibition at Dallas Museum of Natural History
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 everyday stuff.

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 .

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 free.

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


For more information, please contact:

Monica Contreras
Director of Marketing
(214) 421-3466 ext. 226

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Anita B. Miller
Manager, Marketing and Member Services, Materials Research Society

Tel: 724-779-3004 x551
Fax: 724-779-8313


Monica Contreras
Director of Marketing,
Dallas Museum of Natural History

Tel: 214.421.3466
ext. 226