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Discovery Science Place to Close Temporarily for Updates and Renovations

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September 8, 2017

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

Editor's Note: This press release is presented on behalf of the Discovery Science Place.

On Monday, Sept. 11, the Discovery Science Place will close to the public to complete renovations and updates, Chris Rasure, executive director, announced.

The Discovery Science Place will re-open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This scheduled closing occurs each year in the fall, with the intent of updating exhibits and facilities and conducting deep cleaning and other maintenance tasks.

During the closing, Christus Trinity Mother Frances will update their nursery exhibit, and the robotic arm exhibit with new displays and interactive components. Southside Bank will refresh their exhibit space, and CBS 19 plans to complete some updates as well. Other work to be completed includes electrical updates, parking lot striping, signage and repairs to existing exhibits.

For more information about the closing or the Discovery Science Place, contact Whitney Patterson, development director, at 903.533.8011 or whitney@discoveryscienceplace.org. Information can also be found at the DSP website.

The Discovery Science Place is a children's museum located in Tyler, Texas that strives to inspire interest and education in STEM learning through hands-on, interactive exhibits for children of all ages. Through its partnerships with The University of Texas at Tyler, donors and local businesses, the Discovery Science Place offers an educational atmosphere where families are encouraged to create, invent and explore. The museum consists of three exhibit halls that house both signature exhibits that are permanently stationed at the museum, as well as those that rotate through for special exhibitions.

One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at The University of Texas at Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 10,000 high-ability students. The University of Texas at Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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