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(501) 396-7050 ext. 214

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Museum of Discovery Announces Opening of Register Now for 9th Annual Dino Dash & Discovery Fest

Registration is underway for the Museum of Discovery’s 9th annual Dino Dash and Discovery Fest, Saturday, May 31 in the River Market District.

Dino Dash is a 5K walk/run for ages 5 years and older and a 1K Family Fun Run for all ages. After Dino Dash, visitors can enjoy Discovery Fest. Discovery Fest will be held from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and features food, games, face painting, dinosaur crafts and more.

§ Registration Fees: $15/per person for team registration (by May 3), $20/individual registration (before May 3), $25/ individual registration after May 3),

§ 5K begins at 8:00 a.m., 1K begins at 9:00 a.m. Both races being and end in the River Market District at 500 President Clinton Avenue.

§ Medals are awarded to top finishers in 5K age groups and all 1K participants age 1-10 receive a medal and dino prize.

§ All race registrants receive a 2008 Dino Dash t-shirt, runner’s bag and free admission to the Museum of Discovery on race day.

§ Register online at www.amod.org or www.arkansasrunner.com or print registration forms at www.amod.org.

Dino Dash is expected to attract over 750 runners. Proceeds benefit the educational and outreach programs at the Museum of Discovery.

The 9th Annual Dino Dash & Discovery Fest is presented by Alltel. Media sponsors include KATV Channel 7, Little Rock Family and B 98.5. For a complete list of sponsors visit www.amod.org.


ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Founded in 1927, The Museum of Discovery is Little Rock’s oldest museum. It remains a fixture of the River Market District in Downtown Little Rock attracting visitors of all ages. With over 25,000 square feet of hands-on, interactive exhibits, the Museum is a family destination “where you have worlds to discover.”

The Museum’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment. The Museum of Discovery is a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the Association of Children’s Museums.

Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 1-12, $7.00 for seniors over 65 and free for children under one. Memberships are available. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum of Discovery is located at 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock, Ark. For more information, call the Museum of Discovery at (501) 396-7050 or visit www.amod.org.



CALENDAR LISTING
9th Annual Dino Dash & Discovery Fest, Saturday, May 31. Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock, Ark. For more information, call the Museum of Discovery at (501) 396-7050 or log onto www.amod.org.

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