Sunday, May 13th: Moms Get in Free on Mother's Day
Monday, May 07, 2012

Mothers to enjoy free entry and special programming at the Science Center on May 13th!

Tired of the same old boring Motherís day traditions? Give Mom the gift of family fun by bringing her to the Exploreum! On Motherís Day, May 13, all mothers will gain free admission to the Exploreum with the purchase of a child or youth admission (only one free mom entry per child/youth admission purchase). This special deal includes admission to all of the Exploreumís permanent exhibits as well as the opportunity to enjoy special programs. The following interactive activities will be offered in honor of Motherís Day:

The Science of Perfume
Children will learn about the mysterious scents that make their mothers smell so good! This activity will cover the history and origins of perfume as well as the science behind different fragrances on the Fragrance Wheel. Children will then have the opportunity to combine primary and secondary scents to fashion their own designer perfume for their mother to take home and show off to her friends.

Flower Fun
Ever wonder what beautiful butterflies eat? Children age five and under will make a flower for mom and learn how butterflies drink the sweet nectar from these pretty plants.

ďThe Exploreum is excited to provide families with a way to celebrate Motherís Day by spending the day having fun together,Ē said Kirsten Conley, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

The Exploreumís current operating hours are Tues. Ė Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Family memberships are available for only $100 and include unlimited visits to the Exploreum, discounts on IMAX films, Gift Shop purchases, camps, birthday parties and more.


About the Exploreum
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a not-for-profit, mission-based, science center that promotes science learning through a variety of inquiry-based educational and entertaining activities, including exhibits, IMAX films, demonstrations, workshops and teacher professional development. Located in downtown Mobile, Exploreum visitors can experience more than 150 hands-on science adventures in three permanent galleries: Hands On Hall, the Wharf of Wonder and My BodyWorks, the most advanced health exhibit in the nation. The Exploreum also features large-scale, family friendly, interactive traveling exhibits, year-round with broad science content and supplementary, themed educational programming. Guests can enjoy demonstrations or workshops in the ChemLab, BioLab or new ExploreTEC lab and see a film in the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Theater. Nominated as the Best Family Attraction in Mobile for ten consecutive years, a Top 25 Science Center in the Country by Parents Magazine, and a Top Ten Things for Families to do in Alabama by Trekaroo, the Exploreum is the only science technology center serving the Central Gulf Coast.



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