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Venue:Discovery Museum
Dates:Saturday, June 11, 2011 - Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hours:Drop-in from 9:00am to 4:30pm
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:see below
Category:Special Events
bessie's birthday bash at discovery museums photoBessie, the big, green dinosaur that has graced the front lawn of The Discovery Museums since opening in 1982, is celebrating her 29th birthday.

You & your family are invited to a dinosaur sized birthday bash! Enjoy fun activities all weekend, including FETCH!™ Lab science challenges, a magic show, dinosaur egg hunt, dinosaur craft with Lakeshore Learning, face painting, outdoor dinosaur dig, Fossils and Dinosaurs with Paulette Morin, birthday necklace making, and the TEAMWORKS bouncy house! And of course, birthday cupcakes to celebrate our girl's special day.

Bessie’s Birthday Bash is free with daily admission: $10.50 for adults and children, $9.50 for seniors, and free for children under 1 and Members.

The weekend schedule is as follows:

---Saturday, June 11, 2011---

Outdoor Dinosaur Dig
All Day Children’s Discovery Museum
Conduct your own paleontology dig in our giant outdoor sandbox. Bring a dinosaur and join in the fun! We’ll provide the sand, tools, and fossils.

Face Painting Fun!
All Day Children’s Discovery Museum
Visit our face painting cart to decorate your cheek or hand with a colorful work of art!

Bouncy House with TEAMWORKS Acton
Drop-in 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM Adjacent Lawn
Jump up and down with joy inside a bouncy house, courtesy of TEAMWORKS Acton (www.teamworksacton.com).

Happy Birthday Bessie Necklaces
Drop-in 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Children’s Discovery Museum
Create a necklace in honor of Bessie the dinosaur’s special day.

Having Fun with Fossils & Dinosaurs! Featuring Paulette Morin
1:00 PM Science Discovery Museum
Dressed for digging and protected by her pith helmet, intrepid fossil hunter Paulette Morin introduces children to the wonders of our prehistoric past and dinosaurs using her five-foot tall storybook and an assortment of real fossils the children can explore. This hour-long program is appropriate for children four years of age and older. Learn more at www.fwsp.com.

FETCH!™ Motion Picture
Drop-in 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Science Discovery Museum
Create a thaumatrope (wonder turner) – an optical illusion toy that makes two pictures look like one – inspired by Bessie the dinosaur’s birthday. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank, with additional support from Red Hat, Inc. © 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.

---Sunday, June 12, 2011---

Outdoor Dinosaur Dig
All Day Children’s Discovery Museum
Conduct your own paleontology dig in our giant outdoor sandbox. Bring a dinosaur and join in the fun! We’ll provide the sand, tools, and fossils.

Face Painting Fun!
All Day Children’s Discovery Museum
Visit our face painting cart to decorate your cheek or hand with a colorful work of art!

Dinosaur Craft with Lakeshore Learning
Drop-in 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Children’s Discovery Museum
Use your imagination to design your very own dinosaur, courtesy of Lakeshore Learning (www.lakeshorelearning.com).

Dinosaur Egg Hunt with Bessie the Dinosaur!
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery Museum
Come hunt for dinosaur eggs with Bessie, dinosaur mascot of The Discovery Museums! Dinosaur treasures are hidden inside each egg. The Special grand prize is a free membership to The Discovery Museums. What will you discover inside your eggs? Participants should bring a basket for their hunt. *Bessie is a costumed museum staff member.

Magic Show with Rupayan Neogy
12:00 PM Science Discovery Museum
Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. For more information about Rupayan’s magic, visit his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/Rneogy.

Having Fun with Fossils & Dinosaurs! Featuring Paulette Morin
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Science Discovery Museum
Dressed for digging and protected by her pith helmet, intrepid fossil hunter Paulette Morin introduces children to the wonders of our prehistoric past and dinosaurs using her five-foot tall storybook and an assortment of real fossils the children can explore. This half hour-long program is appropriate for children four years of age and older. Find out more at www.fwsp.com.

FETCH!™ What’s the Buzz?
Drop-in 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Science Discovery Museum
Make an instrument anyone can play – a kazoo – and get the buzz on sound vibration. Can you play “Happy Birthday” for Bessie the dinosaur? Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank, with additional support from Red Hat, Inc. © 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation.

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All activities are free with daily admission - $10.50 for adults and children, $9.50 for seniors, and free for children under 1 and Members.

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www.discoverymuseums.org

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177 Main Street, Acton, MA, 01720 map
Phone: 978-264-4200

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