Summer at the Perot Museum

Posted by    |    June 6th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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Science museums have a way of bringing the kid out in anyone, and the very first summer of the Perot Museum’s existence will be no different. From eco-friendly exhibits and 3D films to exciting events and an array of programs, visitors will have plenty of reasons for coming back time and time again this summer.

“Whether this is your first visit or your 10th visit to the Perot Museum, this summer will offer plenty that’s new and exciting,” said Nicole G. Small, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum.

 

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First up: the Recycle Reef exhibit, which will give visitors the opportunity to participate in building an exhibit from the ground up. The dynamic and ever-changing exhibit will use only recyclable materials, allowing participants of all ages to learn about the importance and impact of recycling while creating their own ecofriendly works of art – from fish and sea plants to manta rays and octopi. Each visitor has the option of taking their piece home, or leaving it with the Museum to become part of the exhibit’s “recycled reef.”

Not shockingly, the exhibit will be recycled after its temporary run ends on August 25.

Another summer exhibit, Plastiki, is a 60-foot catamaran created by David de Rothschild made of 12,500 2.5-liter plastic bottles and other biodegradable products. The piece made international headlines after crossing 8,000 nautical miles from San Francisco to Sydney in 2010, and will be on display at the Perot from June 9 to September 9, inspiring people to reduce their plastic footprint.

“Ultimately, it is our hope that visitors will have a different experience every time they visit and want to come back again and again,” said Small.

Summer Hours!

From now until August 25, the museum will stay open until 6 p.m., giving visitors an extra hour to enjoy all the Perot has to offer. Also, for any non-members in need of a little coaxing, members can continue to enjoy exclusive early-access hours every Saturday from 8:30-10 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon.

Visitors, including members, are strongly encouraged to purchase/reserve tickets in advance at perotmuseum.org to avoid sell-outs and waiting in line. For more about summer activities at the Perot Museum, head to perotmuseum.org/visit-the-museum/summer-at-the-perot-museum

{photo courtesy of perotmuseum.org}

Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark

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