AETN brings Buddy the dinosaur to Museum of Discovery March 20 | Families
‘Dinosaur Train’ screenings, photos open to kids for spring break
CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has partnered with the Museum of Discovery to bring Buddy the T. Rex from PBS KIDS’ hit series “Dinosaur Train” to the museum during spring break. Families are invited to meet Buddy Tuesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Buddy will arrive at the museum, 500 President Clinton Avenue, courtesy of the Arkansas Trolley Company at 9 a.m. He’ll be making appearances throughout the day for photos, and “Dinosaur Train” episodes will be playing in the museum theater.
The museum will be open its normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission will only be charged to visitors going beyond the lobby. General admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 1 to 11, and free for members and children under 1.
“Dinosaur Train,” the award-winning and critically acclaimed animated preschool series from The Jim Henson Company, airs weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on AETN. In “Dinosaur Train,” young viewers join Buddy the T. Rex and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology. The Dinosaur Train is a colorful locomotive, customized to accommodate all kinds of dinosaurs, and it has the ability to visit the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous worlds, while the Train’s Conductor, a knowledgeable Troodon, provides passengers with fascinating facts along the way.
In addition to the television series, there is also a “Dinosaur Train” interactive website at PBSKIDS.org/dinosaurtrain. Children can join Buddy, Tiny and all their friends as they discover natural history and the science of paleontology through fun games and activities.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).