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Science fun for everyone! H i friends! This month I want to tell you about the fun you can have with your family at the St. Louis Science Center. This fun museum offers its visitors hands-on learning through exhibits, experiments and displays showcasing many different types of science. The Science Center has more than 700 exhibits spread out over several buildings, so you’ll want to spend all day if you can. On the bottom level of the main building, there are life-sized, animated models of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, a fossil lab and exhibits on ecology. There’s also a place called CenterStage, where visitors can watch free experiments. Kids will enjoy the Discovery Room, a play area set up for ages 3 to 7. There are games, experiments, a giant teepee and doctor’s office complete with white jackets and stethoscopes. There’s even an area with elevated tracks for racing cars. For those who are into stars and planets, don’t miss the planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center. Exhibits here show what it’s like to live and work just like astronauts at the International Space Station. You also can learn about the stars and see the night sky during the Planetarium Show. To find out about all of the fun things to do at the St. Louis Science Center, check out or call 314-289-4400. Most exhibits are free, but some areas, such as the OMNIMAX Theater, do charge a nominal fee. The center, located at 5050 Oakland Ave. in St. Louis, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enter to win a set of tickets! K ids, we have 12 sets of two tickets to see the OMNIMAX Theater movies “Air Racers” or “Flight of the Butterflies” at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are good through September. To enter the drawing, send your name, address and preferred movie choice to: Buddy Bear’s Tickets, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Entries must be received by April 24. (Remember adults, this contest is only for kids up to age 15.) 50 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP T ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to find. Read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you find them, send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to five winners each month. Send your answers to: Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Entries must be received by April 11. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be written by the youth, please. Can you find this month’s words? skedaddled, ramekins and havoc Congratulations to last month’s Word Watch winners: Carlie Wilson, Tess Young, Madi Jones, Charlene Watson and Jami Hasty Question: What do you call a dumb bunny? Answer: A hare brain! http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - April 2013

Rural Missouri - April 2013
Table of Contents
Companion planting
News Briefs
Operation cooperation
It’s all about redemption
Best of rural Missouri
Hearth and Home
Marmaduke’s Cape expedition
Around Missouri
The soldier’s paper

Rural Missouri - April 2013