Children’s Museum Unveils New Exhibit

Museum staff and students cut ribbon during grand opening. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Anyone interested in learning about the intrinsic aspects of the universe?

An interactive display to discover, to learn and to imagine what the sun, earth have was unveiled on Monday, Jan. 28 at the museum located at Dean Porter Park.

A group of students from Yturria Elementary assisted Felipe Peña in a ribbon cutting during a brief presentation of the display that will be permanently on board at least for the first year. Peña is the museum’s executive director.

He said the exhibit came out thanks to a $90,000 grant from the National Informal Stem Science Education Network.

‘We are going to keep it here for a year and will lend it to other museums after that,” he said. “It’s an interactive exhibit and children can built models of satellites and experience how planets and the universe are.”

During the grand opening, some students were given headphones and a keyboard as they wandered around while putting on astronaut outfits.

Students interacting after the exhibit opened. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

Carol Lutsinger, who works in a science program with the Brownsville school district, told the students and a small crowd attending the event about how technology has been changing things today.

“Look up at the night sky,” she said, “and dream big.”

Peña said they would like to invite students from all over South Texas and from the Rio Grande Valley school districts to visit the museum so they can learn about the world around them.

The museum opens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information please call 956-548-9300 or go to cmofbrownsville.org.

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