Friday, June 15, 2007


Global warming themed exhibit closes June 22Summer hours announced.

There is only one week left to experience Globeo: Nature’s Story of Climate Change at the Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Pkwy., Buffalo), which runs through June 22, 2007. The exhibit, which explores what global warming might mean to Western New York and the Earth’s biodiversity, is presented with the support of M&T Bank with media support by Channel 2 On Your Side.

Equipped with touch screen technology and audio narration by Channel 2’s Maryalice Demler, GLOBEO features discovery stations that encourage visitors to explore migration patterns, forest and mountain regions, deserts, grasslands, wetlands and aquatic regions, urban ecology, and rainforests, illustrated with artifacts from the museum’s extensive collections.

A special feature of GLOBEO is the one-of-a-kind multimedia presentation created by Ontario’s Science North called “The Climate Change Show.” The 20-minute show, presented in its own object-rich interactive theatre, provides an informative yet humorous overview of global warming and climate change through the eyes of some delightful animated narrators and several theatrical special effects. An additional charge of $2 applies to this special presentation, shown on an hourly schedule. The additional charge is waived for museum members.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students with ID and children over age 3. Science museum members and children younger than three are admitted free.

On Saturday, June 23 through Thursday, July 5, the museum will be closed to the general public in order to prepare for the new family-friendly exhibit, Bug Bash, a summer celebration of “not-so-creepy crawlies.”

“Throughout the years, we’ve realized that the period between the end of school and Independence Day is a very slow traffic time for the museum,” said Carroll Ann Simon, acting president and CEO. “This year, we are taking advantage of this time in order to use our resources more effectively and install our exciting Bug Bash experience.” She added that during this time, the museum will also undergo some modest renovations to its main exhibit space, Hamlin Hall.

The museum will reopen to the public on Friday, July 6, with the following summer hour schedule: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sundays. This summer schedule runs through Labor Day.

The Buffalo Museum of Science is the non-profit educational institution dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences. Its extensive collections of over 600,000 specimens and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe. Based at 1020 Humboldt Parkway and anchoring Buffalo’s East Side in Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park since 1929, the Museum presents a wide variety of programs and services for children, teachers, families, adults, and community organizations throughout each year. The Museum also operates Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial land, and seasonally sponsors archaeological exploration at the Hiscock Site in nearby Genesee County, NY, one of North America’s richest Ice Age sites. ## ### ##

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