MULTIVU VIDEO FEED: Dragon-Like Dinosaur at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is Named to Honor Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling
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NEW YORK, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Dr. Robert Bakker, considered one of the leading paleontological scientists in the world, formally announce the naming of a 66-million-year-old, first-of- its-kind, dragon-like dinosaur in honor of celebrated children's book author J.K. Rowling. The name Dracorex hogwartsia, from the Latin words draco (meaning dragon), rex (meaning king), and hogwartsia (after the fictional Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry created by J.K. Rowling), conjures up visions of ancient majestic beasts. Dracorex hogwartsia will be unveiled May 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. The public will be able to view the magnificent fossil on Level 2 of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis through the summer. It will then move to its permanent home in Dinosphere: Now You're in Their World(R), a $25 million immersive dinosaur experience for children and families. Dinosphere(R) houses one of the largest displays of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils in the United States. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. The 433,000-square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You're in Their World(R), and experience Fireworks of Glass, the largest permanent sculpture of blown glass by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The Children's Museum, situated on 13 acres of land in Indianapolis presents thousands of programs and activities each year. For more information about The Children's Museum in English and Spanish, visit ChildrensMuseum.org. SATELLITE FEEDS: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM ET 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM ET IA 6 IA 6 Transponder 11 Transponder 11 C-Band C-Band Downlink: 3920 Vertical Downlink: 3920 Vertical FORMAT: News Package With Extra Soundbites and B-roll. ADDITIONAL RE
SOURCES: Video, contact information and more available at http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/24518/consumer.shtml SOUNDBITES: - Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Dr. Robert Bakker, considered one of the leading paleontological scientists in the world. - Brian Buckmeier, Donor B-ROLL INCLUDES: **press conference**unveiling of the dinosaur** VIDEO PROVIDED BY: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION OR HARD COPY, PLEASE CALL: MultiVu Media Relations, 800-653-5313 EXT. 3
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