Baylor, City of Waco Host Creatures & Culture Oct. 12

Oct. 2, 1996

The Baylor University Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center and the City of Waco will host "Creatures and Culture" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Discovery Center located at 815 Columbus Ave.

The day offers families an opportunity to participate in numerous hands-on historical and cultural activities. The Discovery Center is the only children's museum in the Central Texas area.

Featured performers during the day will be Don Ryden of San Antonio, known as the "Top Man," Lee "Trueheart" Bryan and students from the Hillcrest Professional Development School, who will sing "Save Our School" at 10:20 a.m. Ryden, an antique top expert, will give demonstrations and explain the history of tops. Bryan, who is of Cherokee Indian descent, will discuss native American culture while demonstrating the use of native American tools.

City of Waco Recycling Coordinator Anna Dunbar will lead presentations on recycling and Waco Independent School District energy manger Kevin Dyer will make presentations on conservation of natural resources.

Other activities will include science experiments, investigating optical illusions, bubble blowing and numerous reptiles exhibits.

Admission to the event is free, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Jill Barrow, director of the Discovery Center, at 757-0922.

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