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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Launches ConnecTEEN to Empower High School Students with In-Demand STEM Skills

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with Lockheed Martin, is pleased to announce the launch of an educational and mentorship program – ConnecTEEN – to help combat the learning gap in North Texas and equip students with the tools to be knowledgeable, confident and motivated to pursue careers in STEM. In the United States, STEM jobs are expected to grow 10.5% between 2020 and 2030, and in Texas this number is even higher, almost 25%. Through programs such as this, the Perot Museum is committed to inspiring youth toward a lifelong love of science, in hopes of fostering one of the most talented and diverse STEM workforces in the country.  

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Adults Only “Thursdays on Tap” Returns to Perot

Ever wish you could explore the Perot Museum of Nature and Science after hours sans kids? Do food trucks, live music and craft beer pique your interest? Back by popular demand, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s weekly adults-only nights – Thursdays on Tap – returns March 24 from 6-10 p.m., offering guests 21-and-up after-hours access to the Museum, plus a lively outdoor scene to eat, drink and play. The weekly program runs through Oct. 13.

Outdoor fun on tap includes live music on the plaza by local artists, games such as corn hole and giant Jenga, local breweries, food trucks and more.

Inside, guests get access to all five levels of the Museum as they tap into their inner scientist. Whether challenging a friend to a robot challenge, taking a journey through the solar system, dancing to your own raptor avatar or experiencing an earthquake, adventures await around every corner.

Plus, through April 24, the Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks exhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, features 20 iconic skyscrapers from around the world built with more than half a million LEGOs. Several stations provide tinkerers and kids at heart a chance to get creative as they build upon a growing LEGO installation using thousands of the popular colored bricks.

Thursdays on Tap tickets – which include admission to the Museum and Towers of Tomorrow – are $5 for members and $25 for non-members. Guests must be 21 years of age with valid ID. Alcohol and food will be available for sale until 9:45 p.m. Please drink responsibly.

For details and to purchase tickets in advance, go to perotmuseum.org.

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Perot Museum and African American Museum announce winner of Staircase Project celebrating Black STEM leaders

Calling it a “bold and inspiring tribute to African American leaders who made momentous contributions to science,” the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the African American Museum, Dallas, today announced that local architect and emerging artist Daniel M. Gunn is the winner of the Staircase Project design competition. In addition to a $5,000 prize, Gunn’s larger-than-life image, titled “GIANT STEPS – Celebrating Extraordinary Achievements of African-American Leaders in STEM,” has been installed on the Perot Museum’s multi-story, outdoor staircase facing Field Street. The Staircase Project is presented by Kroger.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Announces Summer Programs

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Summer may be heating up, but the Perot Museum of Nature and Science always offers cool relief with two new exhibitions that include amazing animals and a DIY makerspace, an exhilarating 3D film line-up, First Thursday Late Nights, second-Saturday Discovery Days, adults-only Social Sciences, military/first responders and late-afternoon discounts, and more for a surplus of summer fun perfect for all ages.

Amazing Animals: Built to Survive will entice visitors to uncover the marvels of natural engineering inside every living thing. Jaws that can crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite, ears that act as air conditioners, a punch faster than a speeding bullet and legs that can leap the human equivalent of a football field in a single bound await in this interactive experience. Opening to the public June 13, the bilingual traveling exhibition will show how every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover.   Continue reading

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The Perot Gears Up For Spring Break With Extended Hours And Plenty of Exhibits


Mystery is the name of the game at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring break as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes transports guests to 19th-century Victorian London on a forensic quest to solve a baffling crime. Plus, the Perot Museum will be bustling with daily experiments, demos, bookworm readings and science trivia; 3D films including Tornado Alley 3D, Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, and introducing DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (opening March 6); programs such as Discovery Days: Jr. Detectives and Story Time Under the Stars; and more. And from March 7-14 visitors can enjoy extended hours until 7 p.m. giving all ages and tastes plenty of time to take in all five floors of adventure.

For those who can’t wait, Spring Break gets an early start with First Thursday Late Night: Clue on March 5 when the Museum stays open until 9 p.m. In celebration of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a screening of the film Clue at 7 p.m. will have visitors wondering if it was Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the Conservatory. Plus late-night guests can embark on a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning through experiments, learn how scientists investigate and solve their research, and even identify a secret sound.  Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

By Farah Fleurima

Yesterday, media members were invited to poke around the Perot Museum of Nature and Science ahead of its Dec. 1 opening to the public. Essentially this meant romping, child-like, amid five levels of immense and interactive hands-on exhibits of all stripes, aimed at teaching about everything from dinosaurs to basic computer programming.

Inside, the 180,000-square-foot facility just off Woodall Rogers doesn’t seem as expansive as it looks from outside. But there were a ton of attention-getting educational doodads to please kiddos and adults alike — my favorites included a machine you could stand on that simulated an earthquake; a touchable faux tornado; and a science lab for isolating cheek cells under a microscope.

The $185 million museum built entirely with private donations has five floors of public space and stands about 14 stories high. The lobby floor of the distinctive building located on almost 5 acres just north of downtown has open glass walls so visitors can look out into the landscaping.        Continue reading

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