|Sep. 8th, 2009 09:52 pm Free Ford Fridays!|
The national unemployment figure has risen to 9.7%, the highest number in 26 years. Smart business people are making adjustments and remembering the rule of economics; business is only charging the price that the market can bear. One corporation that is persevering over this recession has remembered the importance of philanthropic pursuit. - Leave a comment
Last year, Ford Motors made headlines as the auto manufacturer that did not accept the 2008 government bail out. Instead of taking from the American Taxpayers, Ford Motors is giving to the community in a direct way. Ford has partnered with the Museum of Discovery and Science to bring **Free Ford Fridays** to the Museum on September 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2009. Families will receive free exhibit admission to the museum where they can spend a day exploring hundreds of hands-on exhibits. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday.
On the top floor is the **Aviation Station,** which traces the evolution and physics of flight, from the Wright Brothers to potential exploration on Mars. The elements of life are explored on the same floor, which features exhibits about water, air, fire and wind. Next to the exit of the IMAX theatre doors on the second floor are two permanent exhibitions featuring dinosaurs and an Egyptian Mummy.