Tyler Junior College

Science center to host Kids’ Day on Saturday

Published Tuesday, 5th November 2013

Saturday is Kids’ Day at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

Kids ages 12 and under will be admitted free all day. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and the center is located at 1400 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus.

This marks the 50th year of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, formerly known as Hudnall Planetarium.

“To celebrate the future scientists who will lead us into tomorrow, we’ll be showing kid-approved shows all day in the dome, and celebrating our planetarium’s 50th birthday with birthday cake and other fun things in the classroom,” said Dr. Tom Hooten, center director.

Visitors can also experience the “Origins: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” exhibit in the exhibit hall and the new coral reef tank.
In honor of our young explorers and discoverers, Hooten said, the schedule of dome shows on Saturday will be as follows:

• 11 a.m.: Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
• Noon: Astronaut
• 1 p.m.: Little Star That Could
• 2 p.m.: Dinosaur Passage to Pangea
• 3 p.m.: Space Park 360
• 4 p.m.: Astronaut
• 5 p.m.: Earth, Moon, & Sun
• 6 p.m.: Space Park 360

Beginning at 8 p.m., at star party will be held, with outdoor viewings of the night sky as well as inside the dome theater.

For more information, call at 903-510-2312, email cesse@tjc.edu, or visit www.tjc.edu/cesse.

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