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PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE OPENS DAILY THIS SUMMER

Named by USA TODAY as one of the country’s “top 10 best science museums,” the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will open daily May 31-Sept. 6 offering extended fun and new programming for North Texans and tourists alike. A top draw is The Science of Guinness World Records™ exhibition, which made its U.S. debut at the Perot Museum, and continues to attract all ages with interactive experiences that showcase the scientific principles behind some of the world’s most astonishing world record holders. Other highlights include adults-only late nights every Thursday, a new virtual STEM-focused series to curb learning loss and expand the Museum’s accessibility, plus Giant Steps – an outdoor art installation showcasing African American leaders in STEM – has been extended through Labor Day.

“As the world begins to open up, we are excited to open more minds to the wonders of nature and science,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum. “After a year when hands-on experiences have been hard to access, we look forward to a summer of discovery and learning, inspiring a world of possibilities in science for families and our broader community.”

For details on all the happenings, please see below.

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Perot Museum presents U.S. debut of The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition March 6

How does one develop the ability to do 36 consecutive pull-ups using only their pinky fingers? What does it take for someone to create the world’s smallest stop-motion film? And what motivates someone to learn how to solve three Rubik’s Cubes simultaneously … whilst juggling?

Discover the marvels of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their triumphs when The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, makes its U.S. debut at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on March 6, running through Sept. 6, 2021. Guests will learn what it takes to crash through these seemingly impossible ceilings, the physical and mental thresholds humans possess, and the scientific principles that explain their awe-inspiring feats. Dozens of engaging exhibits – from the largest Pac-Man videogame, to reaction competitions, speed drumming and a dance-a-thon – will challenge and encourage all ages to go behind the scenes and discover the discipline driving these fascinating accomplishments. The Science of Guinness World Records™ is supported locally by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District and, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Cultures.

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Perot Offers At-Home Videos for the Whole Family

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Did you know that a snail has thousands of teeth? Or that the North Pole has one sunrise each year … and that 1.3 million Earths can fit inside the sun?

It may be dark within the walls of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science during its temporary closure, but its “lights on” for learning as the Museum launches Amaze Your Brain at Home!, a rotating wealth of brain-pleasing, fun that will be provided to those at home over the weeks to come. Continue reading

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Pixar exhibition opens April 25 at Perot Museum, plus Origins exhibition closes March 22

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Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sulley, Dory, WALL•E and more are headed to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring when The Science Behind Pixar exhibition takes guests to infinity and beyond with its Texas debut April 25. But before it does, the world-exclusive Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind exhibition enters its final weeks as authentic ancient human relative fossils of two recently unearthed species – named top discoveries of the last decade by National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine – return to their permanent home in South Africa after the March 22 closing. Also through March 22, the new CaveSim will give guests a chance to learn caving skills as they navigate a 60-foot simulated cave – a challenging excursion for all ages that teaches STEM concepts and environmental conservation. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Labor Day Fun at the Perot

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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.   Continue reading

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