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Have you met Berenib, queen of the ancient Egyptian society that invented hieroglyphics?

She's stopping by Discovery Place periodically during 101 Inventions That Changed The World to share the story behind the first written language.

Check out the video below to learn more about her role in history and the importance of the Narmer Palette.

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Have you met Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone?

He's stopping by Discovery Place periodically during 101 Inventions That Changed The World to share the story behind his most famous invention.

But Alexander Graham Bell has more than just the telephone on his mind. Check out the video below to learn about his work, his hobbies and his thoughts on how we use the phone today.


Don't miss out on 101 Inventions That Changed The World, on exhibition in the Southeast for a limited time!…

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Did you know that the brain takes up 20 percent of the energy our body uses? That's about 25 watts, which is enough to light a light bulb. Put your thinking cap on for The Incredible Human Body and other awesome Spring Break Camps, available April 14-18 at Discovery Place.

Spring Break Camps are back April 14 - 18 for another season of fun for kids in grades K-5, and we're so excited!

Look for both new topics and returning favorites with hands-on fun for everyone, including Backyard Botanists, Kitchen Concoctions and Game Makers.

To get ready for The Incredible Human Body, I put on my thinking cap and studied the brain. Did you know that the brain takes up 20 percent of the energy our body uses? That's about 25 watts, which is enough to light a light bulb. Talk about a bright idea!

We'll be making thinking caps like the one pictured, which works like a puz… Keep reading.

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Have you met Necessity, the Mother of Invention?

She's stopping by Discovery Place periodically during 101 Inventions That Changed The World and, like any mother, she has a lot to say about her children.

Check out the video below to learn more about Necessity.

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Don't miss out on 101 Inventions That Changed The World, on exhibition in the Southeast for a limited time!…

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This June, our Explore More Life lab will dive into an active exploration of oceans, from marine mammal communication to the benefits of blubber. You can support a month of sea exploration by donating through power2give.

This June, our Explore More Life lab will dive into an active exploration of oceans, from marine mammal communication to the benefits of blubber.

Through dynamic hands-on activities, visitors of all ages can engage in real-world life science as they find out what a whale might eat, how a jellyfish moves and why some marine invertebrates look like plants.

You can help us present this month-long look at life under the sea with a generous contribution through power2give. A project of Arts & Science Council, power2give.org empowers you to give directly to local arts, science and history projec… Keep reading.

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Spotted lagoon jellies are now on exhibit in World Alive. These mushroom-shaped jellies have rounded bells and clumps of oral arms that hang below. Instead of a single mouth, they capture tiny plankton with the many small openings on their arms.

Have you met our newest World Alive residents? Stop by the aquarium and check out our spotted lagoon jellies (Mastigias papua).

These mushroom-shaped jellies have rounded bells and clumps of oral arms that hang below. Instead of a single mouth, they capture tiny plankton with the many small openings on their arms.

Spotted lagoon jellies typically live in bays, harbors and lagoons in the South Pacific. They grow up to six inches in diameter and feed off of zooplankton.

The jellies also grow a small crop of symbiotic algae in their tentacles. The algae gives them a greenish-brown or blueis… Keep reading.

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