Labor Day Fun at the Perot

PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE 1 MILLION VISITORSby Steven Doyle

Wondering what to do this Labor Day weekend? Here are five reasons why you should make the Perot Museum part of your holiday itinerary. We try to stay on top of the fantastic things going on at the Perot, and hope you are able to take advantage of this wonderful Dallas resource.  

Last chance to see Amazing Animals: Closing Sept. 7, the wildly fun Amazing Animals: Built to Survive traveling exhibition is in its final days. Did you know there are shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? “Pump” a giraffe’s heart, try to “fly,” and learn how every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover.

Labor Day weekend fun: From Saturday through Monday (Sept. 5-7), enjoy daily demos, technology-themed and “science on the spot” activities, bookworm readings, science trivia and more on all five floors of the Museum. All Labor Day weekend activities are free with general admission.

Finals days for fantastic films: It’s also your last chance to experience three fascinating 3D and 4K films. Closing Labor Day, Living in the Age of Airplanes, narrated by Harrison Ford, chronicles how air travel revolutionized life on Earth. Deep Sea Challenge 3D follows National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron on a solo journey to the deepest known point in the ocean. And Meerkats 3D tracks an extraordinary – not to mention adorable – family that stands just 12 inches tall. Also showing, Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, spins back 70 million years to Alaska in the Cretaceous period on a year-long journey of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting. Dino-stars of the film include two discoveries made by Perot Museum scientists – Pachyrhinosaurus and Nanuqsaurus.

Community Partners program ending: This is the final weekend for the Community Partners ticket offer, which provides $1 general admission for individuals and families enrolled in qualified state and federally supported assistance programs (valid through Sept. 7).

Summer discounts for heroes: Veterans, active and retired U.S. military personnel, and first responders receive complimentary general admission plus $3 off general admission for members of their immediate families (up to six family members) through Sept. 7.

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