Denver Museum of Nature & Science to Participate in Wired's First-Ever National GeekDad Day June 17, 2012

Denver Museum of Nature & Science to Participate in Wired's First-Ever National GeekDad Day June 17, 2012

June 6, 2012 - Denver -The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is excited to announce its participation in Wired magazine's National GeekDad Day, a comprehensive initiative to encourage parents and their children to strengthen family ties and ignite children's passions for science, technology, engineering, and math this Father's Day.

Activities for families to celebrate their geekiness will be available throughout the Museum on Sunday, June 17, which is also an SCFD Community Free Day at the Museum. Families are invited to take part in a number of activities including

  • Mr. Bones, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Check out paleopuppeteer "Mr. Bones" and his life-size dinosaur puppets.

 Secrets of the Dioramas Tour, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Take a tour that explores the art, science, and lore of the Museum's world-famous wildlife dioramas.

  • The Jungle Lady, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

See, touch, and learn about exotic and colorful animals from Colorado's "creature teacher," the Jungle Lady.

For more information on the day's events, visit: /museum-news/national-geekdad-day/. Get up-to-the-minute updates on Twitter @WIREDGeekDad and use #geekdadday.

The "How To Be A GeekDad" cover package in Wired's June issue outlines 14 projects designed to jump-start a lifelong love of science and technology. Projects include building a hovercraft, cooking glow worms, molding dinosaur fossils, making electric Play-Doh, and many more. For kids of all ages and levels of expertise, these projects are designed to inspire parents to have fun with their kids while building educational values.

To make projects even easier,Wired also teamed up with littleBits, an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together for prototyping and play. The littleBits Starter Kit, paired with step-by-step Wired GeekDad activities developed just for the occasion, can be ordered at the GeekDad Day website for $89. The kit includes everything you need to build several do-it-yourself gizmos, including a buzzing doorbell and light-up pressure sensor.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check www.dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000.
 
Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

About GeekDad

The brainchild of Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, the GeekDad blog was developed to merge "geek" interests and parenting-a space to bridge the generational gap with products, ideas, and news that was interesting for kids and parents. Today, GeekDad is one ofWired's most popular blogs with 2 million views per month and a best-selling book series.

 About Wired magazine

Wired is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science. AdWeek named Wired to its 2011 Hot List and made Wired its first-ever Magazine of the Decade in 2010. It was named to Advertising Age's A-List in 2010. It received three National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009, and was nominated for Magazine of the Year in 2011. Wired.com was named 2009's best magazine website by AdWeek and best news, business, and finance website in 2009 by MPA Digital. It was a general excellence finalist for the 2011 National Magazine Award in digital media.Wiredand Wired.com reach more than 14 million readers each month.

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