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2010-11-23 15:38:00

Museum celebrates ticket sales launch for the first visit of King Tut's treasures to Minnesota with installation of 26-foot Egyptian god statue on Landmark Plaza ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Science Museum of Minnesota has officially launched ticket sales for the upcoming Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition, opening February 18, 2011. With more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh and other notable...

2010-03-12 14:19:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Science Museum of Minnesota has opened the long-awaited landmark exhibition of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Words That Changed the World today -- Friday, March 12, 2010. This exhibition offers visitors an exclusive chance to explore the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century -- one that has great historic and personal meaning to people all over the world. It will run through October 24, 2010. (Photo:...

2009-11-19 14:56:00

DALLAS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of planning and gathering donations ranging from a few dollars to millions, the Museum of Nature & Science celebrated "the ultimate dig" by breaking ground on the $185-million museum to be constructed at Victory Park in Dallas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091119/DA14569) Approximately 500 supporters gathered at the construction site - with bulldozers ready to go - to watch as family members of Margot and H. Ross Perot,...

2009-09-18 18:56:00

Exhibit opens on October 3, 2009 at the California Science Center LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Saturday, October 3, visitors to the California Science Center will explore the controversial issues of race and racism in the United States through the thought-provoking exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" Using interwoven perspectives, the exhibition encourages guests to examine the science, everyday impact, and history of race. RACE will be hosted at the...

2009-09-17 09:13:00

Science Museum exhibition opens March 12 and will be the first to display three sets of five scrolls ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Science Museum of Minnesota announced that tickets for the upcoming The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition go on sale today. The Dead Sea Scrolls will open at the Science Museum on Friday, March 12, 2010, offering visitors an exclusive chance to explore the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century -- one that has great...

2009-08-04 12:29:00

Science Museum hits major attendance milestone just 47 days into exhibition run ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Science Museum of Minnesota: What: The Science Museum of Minnesota has welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. It only took 47 days after opening day to reach this important attendance milestone and puts the museum on pace to exceed its 250,000-visitor attendance projection during the...

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2009-04-09 16:25:31

The Science Museum of Minnesota says artifacts from the Titanic's rescue ship, Carpathia, will go on display there for the first time this June. Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, featuring items that have never before been displayed publicly, are to go on sale April 14, the 97th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The exhibition is to open June 12. Carpathia was 58 miles from Titanic when its crew received the distress call and raced through the icy waters of the North...

2009-04-09 11:38:00

Tickets for Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition go on sale Tuesday, April 14 ST. PAUL, Minn., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Science Museum of Minnesota will present the worldwide debut of authentic artifacts recovered from the RMS Carpathia, the ship best known for the rescue of Titanic's passengers and crew. Never before seen publicly, these poignant artifacts will appear as part of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which opens on Friday, June 12, 2009 at the Science Museum of...

2008-06-25 12:02:18

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Roberta Banning of NSTA, +1-703-312-9285, rbanning@nsta.org ARLINGTON, Va.,June25/PRNewswire-USNewswire/Girls in Scienceis an invaluable resource for realizing gender-equitable teaching with far- reaching implications for special-needs students, English language learners, and ethnic and racial minorities. It is a must-have for classroom teachers, scientists, museum educators, school volunteers - - anyone who is engaged in science education and committed to...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.