The Perot Steps Up For Memorial Day

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Millions of LEGO bricks? Check. An Apollo 11 50th anniversary film debut? You got it. Heroic four-legged friends unleashed on the big screen? Absolutely! There’s no question that the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will have amaze-your-brain adventures aplenty this Memorial Day weekend.

Just in time for the three-day holiday, a trio of fantastic films debuts in The Hoglund Foundation Theater including the beloved Superpower Dogs 3DApollo 11: First Steps Edition (commemorating the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first steps on the moon) and Wild Africa 3D. For film trailers and schedule, go to perotmuseum.org/theater

From May 24-27 at select times, guests can enjoy engineering challenges involving flag poles and straw rockets, music-themed trivia and more. Plus, children 5 and under can get hands on with bald eagle crafts until 3 p.m. in the Moody Family Children’s Museum.

And don’t miss the raved-about blockbuster exhibition – The Art of the Brick ­– touting the world’s largest display of LEGO art. Named a top 10 global must-see exhibition by CNN, The Art of the Brick features re-imagined versions of famous masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s David; and stunning original works such as a 20-foot T. rex (made of 80,000 LEGOs!); plus get hands-on in The Science of the Brick, an interactive gallery with open creative spaces and building challenges.

New this summer, the Perot Museum will open an hour earlier every day beginning Friday (May 24) through Labor Day (Sept. 2) for more time to explore.

Remember that veterans, active and retired U.S. military personnel, and first responders receive complimentary general admission plus $3 off general admission for their immediate family members (up to six people). K through 12th-grade educators in Texas and its bordering states also receive free general admission. In addition, the Community Partners Ticket Program offers $1 general admission and $1 traveling exhibition admission for guests who qualify based on need.

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