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Spring Break 2008

Mayborn StampGet a preview of our summer traveling exhibit National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure in the springtime! The Mayborn's spring break activities provide a sneak peek into the themes of our upcoming exhibit as you learn about locales far away and close to home.

Hear members of the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild tell tales from around the globe. Come to the Kids Corner for a first person interpretation from Amelia Earhart as she recounts her aviation adventures. Watch movies in the SBC Theater featuring exciting and exotic places.

Play "hide and seek" using your Global Positioning System (GPS) locator-Go geocaching at the Mayborn! Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt which involves hiding and finding objects using a GPS device. Click here for more details.

Spend your Spring Break with us March 10-14 and 17-20! Take a look at our daily schedule:

For a complete description of each film, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Monday, March 10
10:30 am
Video: "Lewis & Clark: Crossing the Centuries"

1 pm
Storytelling: North America

2:30 pm
Video: "Lewis & Clark: Crossing the Centuries"

children in the invertebrate roomTuesday, March 11
10:30 am
Video: "American Experience: Amelia Earhart"

2 pm
1st person interpretation: Amelia Earhart

2:30 pm
Video: "American Experience: Amelia Earhart"







Wednesday, March 12
10:30 am
Video: "Jewel of the Earth"

1 pm
Storytelling: Scotland

2:30 pm
Video: "Jewel of the Earth"

new water tableThursday, March 13
10:30 am
Video: "Treasures of the Sunken City"

2 pm
1st person interpretation: Amelia Earhart

2:30 pm
Video: "Treasures of the Sunken City"

4 pm
Free museum admission beginning at 4:00

6 pm
Movie: Treasure Planet

Friday, March 14
10:30 am
Video: "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

2:30 pm
Video: "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

Monday, March 17
10:30 am
Video: "Jewel of the Earth"

1 pm
Storytelling: Japan & China

2:30 pm
Video: "Jewel of the Earth"

Tuesday, March 18
10:30 am
Video: "American Experience: Amelia Earhart"

10:30 am
1st person interpretation: Amelia Earhart

2:30 pm
Video: "American Experience: Amelia Earhart"

story telling Wednesday, March 19
10:30 am
Video: "Treasures of the Sunken City"

1 pm
Storytelling: Africa

2:30 pm
Video: "Treasures of the Sunken City"





Thursday, March 20
10:30 am
Video: "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

10:30 am
1st person interpretation: Amelia Earhart

2:30 pm
Video: "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

4 pm
Free museum admission beginning at 4:00

6 pm
Movie: Treasure Planet



Treasure Planet

Treasure PlanetRobert Louis Stevenson's fantastic tale 'Treasure Island' as it has never been seen before. From the directors of Disney's Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, Treasure Planet is an exciting movie for the whole family. Experience thrills and excitement as a classic story of friendship, courage, and discovery undergoes a futuristic twist!

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Lewis & Clark: Crossing the Centuries

Lewis and ClarkLewis & Clark: Crossing the Centuries traces the Lewis and Clark expedition's route from St. Louis, Missouri to the Oregon Coast. The documentary features stunning aerial shots of the dramatic terrain the expedition faced, including Idaho's Lolo and Lemhi Passes and the White Cliffs area along the Missouri River in Montana. The program also captures scenes that appear much as the explorers knew them, and documents 200 years of alterations brought about by dams, highways, cities, farms, and ranches. Crossing the Centuries, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor George Kennedy, features Lewis and Clark historians, chronicles opening events for the bicentennial celebration, and examines the legacy of this landmark 1804 trip.

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American Experience "Amelia Earhart"

American Experience Emelia EarhartAmelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first to cross the North American continent alone. Her exploits as an aviator, her beauty and intelligence, her independence and her charm made her a national heroine. Seemingly invincible, Earhart tirelessly traveled and lectured, a champion of aviation and equal opportunity for women. But her cheering public didn't know the cost of her courage. The record-breaking flights, the aerial exhibitions and races, the interviews to support her favorite causes, the endless speeches and promotional commitments, together with household responsibilities, health problems, and financial worries, combined to push Earhart to the point of exhaustion. In 1937, she set out to accomplish yet another first: to circle the earth along the equator on an east-west flight. Friends warned that her preparations were hurried, even careless. When her plane disappeared without a trace, the "First Lady of the Air" was instantly transformed into an American legend.

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Nova "Jewel of the Earth"

Nova Jewel of EarthIn the movie Jurassic Park, Richard Attenborough played the role of an entrepreneur who extracted dinosaur DNA from the blood of mosquitoes trapped in ancient amber. Now his real-life brother, Sir David Attenborough, explores that intriguing fossil possibility and a host of other astonishing secrets suspended in time millions of years ago. The celebrated naturalist's starting point is a piece of amber that he was given as a child and that he was fascinated to discover had insects buried within it. These remarkable bits of resin serve as a time machine, transporting scientists back 40 million years to reveal some amazing insights into life on Earth at that time.

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Nova "Treasures of the Sunken City"

Nova Treasures of the Sunken CityFew traces remain of Alexandria, once the capital of Egypt, which for centuries was the jewel of the Mediterranean, home of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Earthquakes turned the city to rubble and, along with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Lighthouse, much of it sank into the sea. Now, NOVA dives below the surface to transport viewers into a watery graveyard of sunken archaeological treasures, including a giant sphinx from 30 B.C. Underwater photography combined with stunning computer graphics reveal the ancient wonders of this lost city.

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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Tutankamun and the Golden Age of the PharaohsSince the discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in 1922, King Tutankhamun has captured the imaginations of people around the world. The Emmy-nominated Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs highlights the celebrated exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts- the most impressive collection ever assembled outside of Egypt- at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. These objects- ranging from everyday housewares to ornate gold crowns- offer a compelling portrait of the tumultuous times of Tutankhamun and his fabled family. A special exhibition section explores the mystery of Tutankhamun's death (theories range from murder to a tragic hunting accident) through CT scans performed on the young pharaoh's mummified remains. Additionally, a realistic, life-sized bust created by forensic specialists allows visitors to gaze into the ancient monarch's face.

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Geocaching


Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting activity in which participants use a GPS to "hide and seek" containers or geocaches.

Find the Mayborn Museum geocache and see the real treasure this summer in our new traveling exhibit, National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure.

The Mayborn Museum's Geocache Coordinates:

N3132.865'
W09706.807'


You can find this and other caches at geocaching.com.

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