AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History is hosting the traveling History Channel® Time Machine on Dec. 22-23 on the UT Austin campus.
The Time Machine will be located at 2400 Trinity St., one block north of the Darrell K Royal Texas-Memorial Stadium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to participate. Free parking also will be available in Parking Garage 1, northwest of the Texas Memorial Museum (see map online at: www.utexas.edu/maps/main/areas/law.html) The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 22, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 23, in front of the museum.
Imagine taking a peek at the Great Wall of China from a space capsule orbiting the earth. Or driving a checkered cab in New York City. Or signing the Declaration of Independence, knowing that your name could become your death warrant.
These are just some of the sights, sounds and delights that visitors to The History Channel® Time Machine will experience as “The Past Comes Alive” in cities throughout the United States. From Founding Fathers to modern marvels, The History Channel® continues to celebrate the varied aspects of our nation’s history through thoughtful and dynamic programming, brought to life to make it fun, tangible, fact-filled and moving.
“History is dynamic and exciting, and The Time Machine’s mission is to bring that feel and that spark to children and adults throughout the country,” said Artie Scheff, vice president for marketing and on-air promotions for The History Channel®.
The History Channel® Time Machine is a specially designed 48-foot custom-made trailer that presents the many dimensions of history with a twist. Participants can test their history IQs by playing interactive games in each segment, participate directly in history with the “Can You Imagine” component and witness startling moments and objects from our nation’s past — including the invention of the Internet and the guillotine used to behead Marie Antoinette.
The traveling Time Machine began its nationwide tour in Boston on Sept. 20, 2000, and will make scheduled stops in more than 50 major cities by journey’s end in September of 2001.
The Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History is a non-profit organization that serves the public by preserving, studying and interpreting the natural and cultural heritage of Texas. Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about museum events, visit TMMSH on the Web at: www.texasmemorialmuseum.org or call (512) 471-1604.