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Saturday May 20, 2017
"World War I and America"
Visit and interact with the museum’s new temporary exhibit, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort. The exhibit will run from April 1st through November 11, 2017.   
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor
Saturday May 20, 2017
Historic Coal Mine Tour - The Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!     
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift Shop area - Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday May 20, 2017
Live Penguin Encounter!
A live African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium will be visiting the Owensboro Museum of Science and History on Saturday, May 20th! Have you ever wanted to look at a penguin up close, as they waddle, wiggle and shake their tails? Then this is the program for you! A presentation full of fun and interesting facts will interest both adults and kids and everyone will have the chance to take up close photos of a penquin and even touch one!   The encounter is included in the price of admission and of course, museum members are always free!
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Location: Museum's Second Floor
Saturday May 20, 2017
Live Penguin Encounter!
Join us for the second presentation of the day of a live African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium! Have you ever wanted to look at a penguin up close, as they waddle, wiggle and shake their tails? Then this is the program for you! A presentation full of fun and interesting facts will interest both adults and kids and everyone will have the chance to take up close photos of a penquin and even touch one!   The encounter is included in the price of admission and of course, museum members are always free! 
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM
Location: Museum's Second Floor
Saturday May 20, 2017
Historic Coal Mine Tour - The Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!     
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift Shop area - Ends in The Coal Mine!