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Experience a Three Night Adventure During MOSTHistory’s Summer Nights at the Museum

Summer event series to be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 13, July 11 and August 8, 2013

 

The Museum of South Texas History announces their third annual Summer Nights at the Museum will be held this year at 6:30 p.m. on June 13, July 11 and August 8. During the indoor three night event series the museum’s signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, will come to life section by section, providing three different adventures in time for the whole family, a group outing or even a date night.

“Sweet Dreams of the River Frontier”

“Sweet Dreams of the River Frontier”

Each Summer Night will promptly kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a puppet show — popcorn included — that ties in to the spotlighted exhibition section. Guests will want to ensure they arrive early to get their snack before show time. Following the puppet show, children will receive a game card to begin playing FIND ME IF YOU CAN, a quest to find the character, artifact or image that inspired the puppet characters. Once completed, the game card can be entered into a drawing for a prize to be awarded at the end of each night. If the children play the game each month, they will not only have three chances to win but also a chance to win a grand prize at the conclusion of Summer Nights at the Museum.

When the sun goes down, the museum will come to life. While children are on their quest, that evening’s spotlighted exhibition section will come alive through costumed interpreters talking about and demonstrating their everyday life. For “kids” of all ages there will be many hands-on activities including flintknapping, La Tortillera and, back by popular demand, Atlatl target practice. One of the new activities this year, “Digging Up History,” is sure to bring out the inner archaeologist in everyone. Be sure to attend the entire Summer Nights series as each one is a different adventure.

 

 Summer Nights at the Museum

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

June 13 | River Frontier & Puppet Show “Sweet Dreams of the River Frontier”

July 11 | River Highway & Puppet Show “A Place Called Home”

August 8 | River Crossroads & Puppet Show “I Used to Be a Star”

Puppet Show

Complimentary Popcorn

FIND ME IF YOU CAN Children’s Game

Hands-On Activities

Costumed Characters

Shopping at the Museum Store

…and more!

Try Your Atlatl Aim

Admission to Summer Nights at the Museum is the regular admission price: $7 adults (ages 18+); $5 seniors with ID (ages 62+), students with ID (ages 13+); $4 children ages 4 to 12; free, children ages 3 and under. As a participating museum in Blue Star Museums, all active duty military personnel and up to five family members receive free admission to all three Summer Nights. Purchase a FRIENDship and not only receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store but also attend all three Summer Nights at the Museum — and more — for FREE. This summer, spend your nights at the museum and experience an adventure that includes a show, interactive history, hands-on activities and quality time with your loved ones — show snack provided.

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