McClung Museum to Host Store Spring Sale through March 29 …

UT’s McClung Museum is hosting its annual Spring Store Sale through Wednesday, March 29. The sale includes cards, books, toys, jewelry, stuffed animals, unique gifts, and much more, with discounts of up to 70 percent.

Local artists’ work will be featured, including cat-themed ceramics by Knoxville artist Hugh Bailey and handmade chainmaille necklaces, earrings and bracelets by local jewelry artist Elizabeth Moseley.

The store is a member of the Museum Store Association and makes purchases only

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Sports museum in Chicago is proposed by ex-Adler, Shedd …

Two former museum executives are pitching an idea for a sports museum in Chicago that would use sports to teach visitors about everything from physics to statistics to race relations.

But whether the museum could be a grand slam or even get to first base depends on funding and support.

Other museums have struck out, namely the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which ended up in Los Angeles instead of Chicago after a battle over lakefront green space with the Friends of the Parks open space advocacy group. The Sports Museum of America in New York closed in 2009 after being

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New programs at Smoky Hill Museum

The Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum are announcing two new programs for kids in conjunction with the opening of The Curiosity Shop. The Curiosity Shop is a brand new children’s activity area in the Smoky Hill Museum. It is free and open to the public during regular museum hours; Tuesdays-Fridays 12 noon to 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.
Children age 4-12 can now become a Jr. Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum. Jr. Friends receive a quarterly newsletter, a museum charm, inclusion in special mailings, a birthday card, a 10% discount in the Museum Store,

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Frost Museum of Science in Miami to open May 8

After funding snafus that delayed its opening for months, the ambitious Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science announced Monday it will open to the public on May 8.

Early-admission tickets went on sale Monday, March 6, for the massive $305 million complex in Miami’s Museum Park. Day passes will cost $28 for adults, $20 for children ages 3 to 11 and free for children under 3, via FrostScience.org. Annual passes will cost $65 for individuals and $145-$195 for families. Miami-Dade residents receive a 15 percent discount on admission.

Opening-day tickets must be purchased at the museum’s box office on

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Tulsa Air and Space Museum says unauthorized tickets were sold …


Quick Facts:

  • Officials at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum said Groupon sold unauthorized discounted tickets this week.
  • The tickets offered admission at a deep discount, but museum staff said it wasn’t approved.
  • FOX23 reached out to Groupon for comment. They have yet to respond.

 

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum told FOX23 on Friday that someone set up an unauthorized Groupon discount leading multiple Green Country families to believe they could get deeply discounted access.

Museum staff began to

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Tulsa Air and Space Museum says unauthorized tickets were sold on Groupon


Quick Facts:

  • Officials at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum said Groupon sold unauthorized discounted tickets this week.
  • The tickets offered admission at a deep discount, but museum staff said it wasn’t approved.
  • FOX23 reached out to Groupon for comment. They have yet to respond.

 

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum told FOX23 on Friday that someone set up an unauthorized Groupon discount leading multiple Green Country families to believe they could get deeply discounted access.

Museum staff began to

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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science slated to open May 8

Frost Museum of ScienceThe Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Monday, May 8, at its new home in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the 250,000-quare-foot facility combines a planetarium, aquarium and science museum on one campus, furthering Miami-Dade County’s vision of Miami as a major cultural hub with one of the most sophisticated science and technology museums in the nation.

The museum currently is putting finishing touches on the building and exhibitions while simultaneously preparing for the arrival of its

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Afternoon with the Arts at the Carriage Museum

Folks from as far away as Clatsop County, Oregon, were treated to an “Afternoon with the Arts” at the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond March 5.

On hand were special guests author Jan Bono, photographer Cathy Russ and singer/songwriter Jessica Marie Porter, who offered their insights to visitors as they strolled through an impressive collection of horse-drawn carriages that date back to the 1850s.

“It was quite a nice gathering,” Director of the museum, Laurie Bowman said. “We opened our doors back in 2002, and have grown by leaps and bounds.”

Bono, is a retired teacher-turned author, playwright and poet from Long Beach.

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Deal alert! The Academy of Natural Sciences offers discount admission today

Today, the Academy of Natural Sciences is offering discounted admission in honor of Founders Day — the anniversary of the date the museum was founded in 1812. Guests are allowed to pay whatever admission price they want all day long.

The “pay-what-you-wish” admission allows access to the museum’s regular exhibitions like live butterflies, dinosaur hall, dioramas, children’s discovery center, etc., but does not include access to its special exhibition, Titanoboa: Monster Snake. To enter the Titanoboa exhibition, guests must pay a $3 admission fee.

To celebrate Founders Day, the museum is also offering a

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