FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 01, 2018
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is joining forces once again with the Rotary Club of Albuquerque hosting the third annual Literacy Event from Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. As the first Sunday in November, admission is free to New Mexico residents.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy hand-on literacy-based activities which include story times, puppet shows, science related arts & crafts opportunities, a family science workshop, community organizations – including Explora! & Public Library, and complimentary books for children.
“This is an exciting opportunity to support and promote literacy in our community and continues our wonderful relationship with the Rotary Club of Albuquerque,” said Margie Marino, Director the the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS). “Together with our Rotary Club partners, we welcome public donations of new or gently used books for the book giveaway.”
Book donations can be dropped off at the Museum’s front desk during regular business hours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.
“Or why not stop by the Museum’s Nature Works Gift Shop and select a great science book for a visiting child to call their own?” Marino suggested.
About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org. Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.