Just in time for summer, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History back to regular hours

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Looking for an easy excursion for the kids as summer break begins this week?

How about a day trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which returns to regular hours beginning Tuesday, May 31 after operating on a limited schedule for two years during the pandemic.

The museum offers plenty of cool attractions, including Noble Planetarium shows, Children’s Museum, DinoDig and Innovation Studios.

In addition, here are some other special events and exhibits you can check out during your visit:

Dino Day, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Learn the history, science, and art these amazing extinct creatures, excavate your own dig site and test your speed by trying to outrun a dinosaur.

Fort Worth and the Green Book, through August: Explore the challenges faced by Black Americans as they traveled through Texas from the 1930s through the 1950s, and the book that helped keep them safe.

Watershed Urbanism and the DFW Metroplex, through August: This special exhibit examines the increasing conflict between urban and natural environments exacerbated by population growth and climate change. It focuses on the Trinity River watershed in North Texas and includes designs from the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Architecture.

The expansive Omni Theater, another favorite of all ages, is closed for renovations and scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2023.

Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission prices are $16 for adults (12-64), $12 for juniors (3-11), $14 for seniors (over 65) and free for children 2 and under. Tickets currently are only available for purchase on site.

For more information, go to fwmuseum.org or call 817-255-9300.

Disney’s ‘Newsies’ comes to Casa Mañana

Stop the presses! The inspiring tale of a newspaper boy leading a strike against unfair labor conditions is coming to a theater near you.

Disney’s “Newsies,” a Broadway musical based on a true story and on the 1992 motion picture, begins its run at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth on Saturday, June 4.

“Newsies” recounts the story of the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.

The character of Jack Kelly, a newsboy and leader of a group of teenaged “newsies,” organizes the strike after newspaper publishers raise distribution prices at their expense.

The musical features 12 original songs by composer Alan Menken, plus non-stop thrills and a timeless message about fighting for what’s right.

Performances continue through Sunday, June 12 at Casa Mañana. Tickets start at $29 depending on dates and times.

To purchase tickets or for more information, go to casamanana.org or call 817-332-2272.

Watch Keller student compete in National Spelling Bee

Test your skills and watch some of the best young spellers across the country compete for the top prize during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The finals, hosted by LeVar Burton, will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 on ION.

The spelling bee begins Tuesday, May 31 with the preliminary rounds. ION will also broadcast the semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1.

Vivinsha Veduru, 11, a student at Bear Creek Intermediate School in Keller, returns after tying for fourth last year as the youngest finalist. Veduru defended her championship at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee on the TCU campus in March.

Veduru is hoping to join a long list of champions from North Texas, which has won three of the past five titles. Texas has the most champions with 15, including eight from North Texas which is one more than Pennsylvania, the state with the second most winners.

To find ION TV in your area, go to spellingbee.com/watch and enter your ZIP code.

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