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Explore UT Provides Intellectual Fun for Children of All Ages

Saturday March 3, 2012
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Various areas on campus

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The University of Texas at Austin's Explore UT, known as "the biggest open house in Texas," is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors of all ages from throughout the state March 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., when more than 400 free activities in six realms of discovery will be featured on the university's main campus.

At Explore UT about 1,300 school children and other visitors from all across Texas gather on the Main Mall under the Tower to pose for a "class photo." Photo: Marsha Miller/UT Austin

The public event has proved to be an effective means of recruiting bright, talented prospective students to the university in past years. It also has inspired excitement in learning among younger children who attend and experience the intellectual life, technological advances and rich natural and cultural resources of a world-class university.

More than 400 buses filled with children from school districts throughout Texas are scheduled to arrive on campus to participate in Explore UT. Many of the students will travel hundreds of miles to have access to an academic setting that encourages them to continue their education beyond high school.

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