Visitors offered the opportunity to explore the science behind the fashion industry
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery), sponsored by The Summit, celebrates “Fashion Month” with a variety of displays and hands-on classes exploring the art and science behind the fashion industry. Fashion Month begins with a kick-off party at The Summit Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Discovery’s Fashion Month celebration includes hands-on classes and activities that range from bracelets made from the latest fingernail painting techniques to handbags and headbands created using recycled T-shirts. Fashion Month culminates with a Fashion Show & Party on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Discovery.
Another element of Fashion Month are two design challenges. Participants can choose to design a stylish and functional backpack or a mind-blowing fashion statement using solely reclaimed or upcycled materials. Design challenge entries will be showcased at the Fashion Show & Party alongside unique fashions from local merchants. Details for both design challenges are available on The Discovery’s website at www.nvdm.org.
The Discovery is located at 490 S. Center Street in downtown Reno. Events at The Summit will be held in the Personal Shopper Lounge between Yankee Candle and My Wedding Library at 13925 South Virginia Street.
For more information about Fashion Month and other upcoming activities and events at The Discovery, visit the calendar of events on the museum’s website at www.nvdm.org
You can get the poop on why GROSS is GOOD during this fun, highly interactive family exhibit that just dropped into the Wilbur May Museum to help kids get the poop on why gross is good.
Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, the all-new “Animal Grossology” exhibit is sure to provide a unique perspective on the animal kingdom for you and your family members.
This highly interactive family exhibit mixes education with giggles to help introduce kids to natural science. Animal Grossology is sure to provide a unique perspective on the least-loved, slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on earth. For example:
- Leeches are pretty gross, but are also important to the healing process after some surgeries
- Dung beetles are nature’s living pooper scooper
- Flies taste with their feet, as well as their mouths
- Studying slime production by slugs and snails actually helps to treat cystic fibrosis
- The official name for snail slime is ectoplasm
- Cows produce almost 200 liters of saliva a day
- A single frog can devour over 10,000 flies in one summer
What: Animal Grossology
Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park – 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
When: Now through April 18, 2010
Hours: Wednesdays – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $8.00 adults, $7.00 children under 18 and seniors 62 and over
Phone: (775) 823-6500
Click Here for a PDF version of the complete Parents & Teacher’s Guide for Animal Grossology