CRIME SCENES, FORENSIC CLUES, DEDUCTIVE REASONING AND MORE CONVERGE WHEN THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES OPENS FEB. 14 AT THE PEROT MUSEUMThe game is afoot! Bilingual traveling exhibition presents a riveting journey into the mind of literature’s most famous detective and challenges visitors to solve a puzzling crime with the legendary sleuth of Baker Street
Against the backdrop of Sherlock Holmes’ London, visitors will solve a crime in a quickly advancing world filled with innovation and experimentation – primed for his groundbreaking methods. Guests will trade their Museum maps for detective notebooks as they step into a Scotland Yard investigation scene to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. Using observation and deduction, guest detectives will evaluate spatter patterns, footprints and other evidence to test their theories in pursuit of the truth.
“This exceptional Sherlock Holmes exhibition, which was endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate, gives you a chance to become a detective, use your deductive reasoning skills and experience the thrill of solving a mystery,” said Colleen Walker, the Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “And it’s fascinating to see that the methods used by the famed Baker Street sleuth laid a foundation for the science used in CSI labs and law-enforcement agencies today.”
Guests will learn about the practices of Sherlock Holmes, explore the world from which Conan Doyle drew to develop his stories, and gain an understanding of the core principles of forensic science. This comprehensive exhibition also takes visitors through the progression of Sherlockian pop culture via a dazzling array of film and television props and costumes, original manuscripts and period artifacts.
“The legend of Sherlock Holmes has mesmerized people for over a century, and, because of movies and TV, his popularity continues to soar,” said Steve Hinkley, the Museum’s vice president of programs. “Visitors of all ages whether a parent, kid or teacher are going to love this very compelling convergence of literature and science.”;The galleries in the Sherlock Holmes exhibition include:
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and even includes a specially-designed “junior detective’s notebook” for younger guests.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes was developed by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate Limited, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of London.
TIMING AND ADMISSION. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes will be open to the general public from Feb. 14 – May 10, 2015. Two member-only previews are scheduled for Feb. 12 and 13.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes requires a surcharge along with purchase of general exhibits admission for a total admission cost of $29 for adults (18-64), $23 for seniors (65+) and $21 for youth (2-17). Member tickets are $8 for adults (18-64), $7 for seniors (65+) and $6 for youth (2-17). General admission to the Museum and entry into the exhibition is free for children under 2.
Visitors, including members, are encouraged to purchase/reserve tickets in advance at perotmuseum.org to avoid waiting in line.
HOURS. During the school year, the general hours of operation for the Perot Museum and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. On the first Thursday of each month, the Museum and this traveling exhibition will stay open until 9 p.m. for the First Thursday Late Night public events.
Member-only extended hours. From 8:30-10 a.m. every Saturday and 10 a.m.-noon every Sunday, members can enjoy exclusive access to the Perot Museum and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.
Please check perotmuseum.org for other special member-only hours, holiday hours, extended hours and unexpected closings.
MEMBERSHIP. Memberships (personal and gift) are $55 for Student, $75 for Individual, $90 for Dual, $110 for Family, $170 for Family Plus and $260 for Family Plus Platinum. Patron-level memberships also are available for $350 and up.
The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.