June Free First Friday Night offered at Maine Discovery Museum

Posted June 01, 2011, at 10:17 p.m.
Last modified June 02, 2011, at 9:32 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The public is invited to explore three floors of Too Much Fun at the Maine Discovery Museum, free of charge, 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at 74 Main St. The June Free First Friday Night is made possible by the support of Bank of America.

The event will be especially fun for those who have yet to explore the museum’s new exhibit, “Dino Dig.” The study of prehistoric life has been created to give visitors a glimpse into the work of a paleontologist.

Children will dig for dinosaur bone replicas the size and color of what they might find at a real dig site, then match their “fossil” find to reveal the type of bone and name of the creature. They can measure, record and their fossil find to scale at the Paleo Lab.

Look into the life of these captivating creatures at “Dino Dig” Exploration Stations. What did dinos eat? Which creatures we know today are “living fossils”? Children will unearth their inner paleontologist as they uncover how dinosaurs became fossils and how prehistoric creatures had an impact on the world of today.

They may cuddle up in the museum’s “pond” with a dino book in the Book Bog, color a dino mask and play Dino Dress Up, or roar it up at the Prehistoric Play station. They may take home the museum’s “Fossil Hunting in Maine” brochure to continue discoveries afterward.

Can’t make it to FREE First Friday Night in June? Mark your calendars for July 1 for the next one.

MDM provides a variety of exhibits where children are encouraged to explore, create, play and pretend in a safe environment. It is the largest children’s museum north of Boston, with eight major interactive exhibit areas on three floors. All are welcome to attend Free First Friday Nights.

For information, call the museum at 262-7200 or visit http://www.mainediscoverymuseum.org.

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