MYSTERY AWAITS AT THE PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE THIS SPRING BREAK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND OTHER BRAIN-BUSTING FUNCome play detective and enjoy extended hours, 3D films, daily demos, experiments, bookworm readings and science trivia, Discovery Days and more during Spring Break “staycation” or vacation
DALLAS (Feb. 24, 2014) –; 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.
THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (now through May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this extremely hands-on forensic experience, visitors will learn first-hand how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, revolutionized forensic science and remain relevant in modern-day crime investigations. Guests will venture to Baker Street to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods and investigative tools employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition (presented in English and Spanish) also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, and film and television props and costumes. Admission to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes requires a surcharge for members and non-members.
3D FILMS IN THE HOGLUND FOUNDATION THEATER, A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE. Don some 3D glasses and get ready for adventure. To view trailers and film schedule, go to perotmuseum.org.) Films are presented by Primrose Schools.
EXPERIMENTS, DEMOS, BOOKWORM READING, STORY TIME AND PORTABLE UNIVERSE.
Enjoy live demonstrations inspired by nature and science. There’s always something new to learn!
Sponsored by Primrose Schools
Engage with Museum educators through science and spring-related children’s stories.
Free with general admission. Tickets available outside the Lower Level Auditorium. Quantities limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.
Although the city lights can wash the brilliance of the night sky, children ages 4-6 and their adult companions can experience children’s literature and a brief tutorial on the moon, stars and constellations, all under a shining starry sky in the Perot Museum’s popular Portable Universe planetarium, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Free with admission, but space limited to 12 children and 12 adults per program. (Reservations required; sign up online, or walk-ups accepted as space allows). Story Time Under the Stars is sponsored by Primrose Schools.
Sunday, March 8 – Noon-7 p.m. (member-only hours from 10 a.m. – noon)
Monday, March 9-Saturday, March 14 – 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (member-only hours from 8:30 – 10 a.m.) Sunday, March 15 – Noon-5 p.m. (member-only hours from 10 a.m. – noon)
*Cafe hours (March 7-14 from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes requires a surcharge along with purchase of Museum general 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.
PAID PARKING. General parking and handicap parking is available in the main Museum parking lot, a pay-to-exit lot located under Woodall Rodgers Freeway across from the Museum. Limited additional handicap and Hybrid/electric vehicle parking is available in the Special Permit lot, located directly west of the Museum. Pricing is $8 per car when paid on-site (at box office, ticket kiosks or upon exiting the lot) and $3 for Museum members (at box office or lobby kiosk only).
The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.
NOTE: To obtain the news release, Perot Museum fact sheet, photos, b-roll and film trailers, please go to perotmuseum.org/press and use the access code press.