The long-awaited, much-anticipated grand opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will occur on December 1, 2012. Have you noticed the incredibly chic building being built at the corner of Woodall Rogers Freeway and Field Street? The huge silver one with a glass-enclosed escalator going up the outside of the building? That’s the one!
Thom Mayne, a Pritzker Prize winning architect, is the creator of such an extraordinary building, both inside and out. The technology and design of the building prove to be a remarkable illustration of both engineering and conservation.
The 11 permanent exhibit halls will provide hours of mind stimulating entertainment for both the young and old alike. State-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation, along with a 300 seat multimedia theater, offer the best in multimedia interaction.
Three Dallas institutions have been combined together to create this amazing living science museum: The Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Dallas Children’s Museum, and The Science Place. The Perot Museum offers 180,000 square feet of interactive museum space.
It’s very easy to join; visit www.perotmuseum.org/join-the-perot or call 214-756-5751. If you join now you will be considered a charter member. Membership benefits include many different museum activities for an entire year. Reduced admission process to local events, discounted parking, Member-only days and much more are included in your membership.
Downtown Dallas has grown so much in the past decade. I’ve enjoyed the transformation. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is one more addition to the marvelous experiences Dallas has to offer.
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