TAMIU Planetarium Celebrates 8th Anniversary with Spring Carnival April 20
Posted: 4/11/13

TAMIU 8th Annual Spring Carnival and Festival
Celebrates Planetarium Anniversary Saturday

Fun for the whole family awaits at Texas A&M International University’s 8th Annual Spring Carnival and Festival Saturday, April 20, from 12 – 8 p.m. at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium.

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The Annual Spring Carnival, which celebrates the eighth Anniversary of the Planetarium, is a daylong event that includes food, games, carnival rides, rock climbing, entertainment and educational activities for children.

The event will also premiere the new Planetarium show, “The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth.” Children will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with characters from the show.

Entrance is free and open to the public. Tickets for rides start at $1. Planetarium show tickets are $4 for both children and adults.

Gerardo Pérez, Planetarium director, said the Carnival is a fun way to celebrate Spring on TAMIU grounds with the entire family.

“We encourage everyone to attend this event and enjoy a full day outdoors at our beautiful campus,” Pérez said, “Every year, our Carnival incorporates both learning and fun. This year, we’ve also invited local vendors and student organizations to participate in our event, thus increasing event offerings.”

All funds generated at the Carnival will help support the Planetarium’s educational outreach initiatives, Pérez said.

For more information, please contact Pérez at 326.2606, e-mail gaperez@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center , room 385A.

For Planetarium showtimes, call 326.3663, visit  www.tamiu.edu/planetarium or click ‘like’ on Facebook.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu