Connect with us

Family

Discovery Science Place: Camps & Expedition Egypt Opening

Discovery Science Place (DSP) is located at 308 N. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler. DSP is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and closed on Mondays. For more info go to discoveryscienceplace.org.

Opening of Expedition Egypt Exhibit June 8th

Come to DSP this summer to explore the great unknowns in the new exhibit “Expedition Egypt.” Explore the tomb of an unknown Pharaoh, learn how ancient Egyptians mummified their revered leaders, even discover how ancient Egyptian society influences pop culture still today! This exhibit features a combination of set pieces and hands-on activities to engage visitors both young and old as they explore and learn in Expedition Egypt. This exhibit runs in the DSP annex through July 28th.

Summer Camps

Summer camps at DSP run for 8 weeks and are planned from June 10th-August 9th. There will be no camps the week of July 4th. Each week has a different theme, and campers are divided into two age groups based on school grade: Entering 1st – 3rd grade, or for students entering 4th – 6th grades.

Camps are from 10am-4pm each day, and extended programming is available from 7:30am-5:30pm. Cost is $175 per week per camper with a 10% discount for DSP museum members. Cost includes a snack and all camp materials each day (and a camp t-shirt), but campers will need to bring a sack lunch.

June 10th-14th: Vex Robotics 1

The Discovery Science Place will fill with the sounds of whirling wheels and motors during this robotics camp. DSP has upgraded to Vex Robotics, which will let campers build claw bots and tackle new challenges!  This camp is limited to 15 per class, so enroll soon! This week’s activities are offered again July 15th-19th for Vex Robotics II.

June 17th-21st: Make: Create

Curious makers will want to sign up for this camp! During the week you will learn about the design process, then apply those ideas to bridges, buildings, fog cannons, and more. You will be diving into the new makerspace curriculum that includes oodles of hands-on projects! This camp will be repeated July 29th-August 2nd.

June 24th-28th: Curiosity Space Camp

This exciting week lets campers explore the wonders of space and features the new Discovery Dome Mobile Planetarium!  From shuttles to rockets, you will explore and discover how we have conducted science in outer space. You will build and fly your own rockets, design your own Mars rovers, create your own mission timelines, and explore the stars in the Discovery Dome.

July 8th-12th: 3D Modeling featuring Minecraft

Everyone loves Minecraft, and DSP puts that knowledge to good use to show how campers can transform their Minecraft designs from the digital space to the real world using 3D printing technology. This camp is capped at 15 students per class, so enroll soon! This camp is also offered/repeated  July 22nd-26th.

July 15th-19th: Vex Robotics II

The Discovery Science Place will fill with the sounds of whirling wheels and motors during this robotics camp. DSP has upgraded to Vex Robotics, which will let campers build claw bots and tackle new challenges!  This camp is limited to 15 per class, so enroll soon! This week’s activities are a repeat of Vex Robotics I from June 10th-14th.

July 22nd-26th: 3D Modeling featuring Minecraft II

Everyone loves Minecraft, and DSP puts that knowledge to good use to show how campers can transform their Minecraft designs from the digital space to the real world using 3D printing technology. This camp is capped at 15 students per class, so enroll soon! This camp is a repeat of the camp offered July 8th-12th.

July 29th-August 2nd: Make: Create II

Curious makers will want to sign up for this camp! During the week you will learn about the design process, then apply those ideas to bridges, buildings, fog cannons, and more. You will be diving into the new makerspace curriculum that includes oodles of hands-on projects! This camp is a repeat of the camp offered June 17th-21st.

August 5th-9th: Kitchen Chemistry

No Summer camp at the DSP would be complete without Kitchen Chemistry week. Nearly all the activities done during this week can be replicated at home with parental help. We’ll make slime, learn about cooking with solar power, and create paint using vegetables and spices. Don’t miss this camp, or you will have to wait till next summer!

The New Discovery Dome Brings Stars To You

The Discovery Science Place recently received a generous grant from the Women’s Fund of Smith County, allowing DSP to purchase a state-of-the-art digital planetarium system and portable dome. This new system will allow the museum to increase educational outreach programming to Smith County schools as well as museum visitors.

Architectural photography (without people) of Discovery Place Kids (DPK), a children’s museum that opened in Huntersville, NC, in October 2010. DPK is a satellite museum for Charlotte-based Discovery Place. The target audience of DPK is birth to seven years. The museum is located within the Huntersville Town Center Project, a public-private venture in downtown Huntersville.

The dome can seat 25-35 students at a time and allows for a fully immersive educational experience in topics ranging from astronomy, to weather, to biology, and more! The curriculum also allows for shows to be tailored to the audience – from kindergarten level through adults.

As part of the grant, the DSP was provided funding to visit up to 20 Smith County school campuses and offer 50+ field trip programs during the spring and fall semesters of 2019 at no charge until funding is exhausted. Post-grant, the Discovery Dome will be available for outreach programming on a fee basis (similar to the current Science Safari and Mobile STEM Lab programs).

More information about the Women’s Fund of Smith County can be found at womensfundsc.org.

For more information about Discovery Dome outreach programming or the availability of FREE visits, contact the DSP education director, Tim Kennedy, at timkennedy@uttyler.edu.

Save the Date: October 5th, “A World of Discovery” Gala

The Discovery Science Place 8th Annual Gala is currently seeking sponsors for its annual gala, which will be held at Willow Brook Country Club, Tyler. For sponsorship forms, go to discoveryscienceplace.org/gala2019. For questions about sponsorship, contact Chris Rasure at crasure@uttyler.edu or (903)533-8011 ext. 240.

Downtown Tyler

Summer FUN at the Tyler Public Library

 

ricks_webad_728x90
Continue Reading

Downtown Tyler

FREE Summer Movies: “Mary Poppins Returns” & “Interstellar”

blue-coral-pools-tyler-tx-728x90

The Library, 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler, provides Summer Movies to entertain all ages and provide a nice cool space to escape the summer heat. Come enjoy a movie in the auditorium (located past the bathrooms on the first floor). Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly snacks! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times. These movies are free to attend.

  • June 17th (2pm): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 18th (10:30am): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 21st (1:30pm): “Interstellar,” PG-13
  • June 24th (2pm): “Early Man,” PG
  • June 28th (1:30pm): “Gravity,” PG-13
  • July 1st (10:30am): “Wall-E,” G
  • July 1st (2pm): “Sherlock Gnomes,” PG
  • July 2nd (10:30am): “Treasure Planet,” PG
  • July 3rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon,” PG
  • July 3rd (2pm): “Smallfoot,” PG
  • July 5th (10:30am): “Planes,” PG
  • July 5th (1:30pm): “Independence Day,” PG-13
  • July 8th (2pm): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 9th (10:30am): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 12th (1:30pm): “Star Trek,” PG-13
  • July 15th (2pm): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 16th (10:30am): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 19th (1:30pm) “Solo,” PG-13
  • July 22nd (2pm): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 23rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 26th (1:30pm): “Spaceballs,” PG
  • July 29th (10:30am): “Paddington 2,” PG
  • July 29th (2pm): “Coco,” PG
  • July 30th (2pm): “Lilo and Stitch,” PG
  • July 31st (10:30am): “Despicable Me 3,” PG
  • July 31st 2pm): “Toy Story,” G
  • August 1st (10:30am): “Monsters Inc.,” G
  • August 1st (2pm): “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” PG
  • August 2nd (10:30am): “Incredibles 2,” PG
  • August 2nd (1:30pm): “First Man,” PG-13

stretford tyler tx

Continue Reading

Family

True Vine Brewing: It’s Getting Hot at the Brewery

True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. True Vine is open Monday-Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm.

True Vine is a local brewery built and inspired by: Integrity. Community. Love.

True Vine is all about putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews that reflect the same, bringing people together and building community.

For more info go to truevinebrewing.com or facebook.com/truevinebrewing.

About True Vine:

Pay it Forward: Who Will You Cheers Too?

Pay it forward…with beer! Introducing True Vine’s “Cheers To…” wall. If you know True Vine you know they love a good cheers, and they want you guys to be able to join in on those! So here’s how it works: you come in and buy a “Cheers To…” card for someone not currently with you. Maybe it’s a friend or family member, maybe it’s for a teacher or veteran. You then write that person’s name (or title) on the card, write them a note on the back, and stick it on the wall. The next time that person comes into the True Vine taproom, they can look for their name on the wall, pull the card down, and redeem it for a tasty brew!

Events this month are:

ben wheeler
Continue Reading

More To Do!