PEROT MUSEUM GEARS UP FOR WINTER “;WONDERLAND” WITH EXTENDED HOURS, 2THEXTREME TRAVELING EXHIBITION, 3D FILMS, EXPANDED ROBOT ARENA, FREE-WITH-ADMISSION HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES, MEMORABLE GIFTS AND MORE
DALLAS (Nov. 18, 2014) – Baby, it’s cold outside, and as the holidays gear up at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science it’s a winter wonderland with extreme sports, an expanded robot arena, awe-inspiring 3D films, a “New Year” sleepover, out-of-the-ordinary gift ideas and extended hours for more time to explore.
The Perot Museum’s 2nd birthday, which officially falls on Dec. 1, is part of this season of wonder and fun that includes the kid-friendly, must-see traveling exhibition 2theXtreme: MathAlive!; 3D films including the Nov. 21 world premiere of Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland featuring Jeff Corwin and Pandas: The Journey Home 3D; special showings of a popular soon-to-be Disney classic; “winter discovery” science demonstrations; and weekends packed with special programming and activities for all ages. In celebration of its birthday and to thank visitors for two wonderful years, the Museum is offering a free hot cocoa with each purchase of a dessert in the Museum Café (offer valid Dec. 1 – Jan. 4) and a special birthday discount of 25% off a new or renewed membership purchase (valid Dec. 1 only).
And to ensure patrons have plenty of time to catch it all, the Museum will be open with extended hours at select times beginning Thanksgiving weekend through Jan. 3, 2015 (details below). Visitors, including members, are strongly encouraged to purchase/reserve tickets in advance at perotmuseum.org to avoid waiting in line. Details for the bigger-than-ever holiday adventures include:
Four stations will be dedicated to the hugely popular robot programming, and four preschooler stations will have lower, 24-inch tables to engage the youngest Einsteins in age-appropriate activities. An additional eight stations will give visitors an opportunity to compete in challenge-based activities such as “Freeze Tag” and “Clean Sweep.”
Individual- and Household-level memberships (personal and gift) are $55 for students, $75 for individuals, $90 for dual memberships, $110 for Family, $170 for Family Plus, and $260 for Family Plus Platinum (plus additional discounts for 2-year memberships). Patron level memberships are also available for those who desire to provide additional financial support to the Museum in addition to receiving member benefits. Patron-level memberships start at $350 and include additional benefits such as VIP event invitations and donor recognition on the web and Annual Fund donor wall. For details, call 214-756-5751 or go to perotmuseum.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 26, and Saturday, Dec. 27 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 28 (noon – 7 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 29 – Tuesday, Dec. 30 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 31 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Thursday, Jan. 1 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 2, and Saturday, Jan. 3 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
2theXtreme: MathAlive! is free for members. Non-members pay a surcharge along with purchase of general exhibits admission for a total admission cost of $21 for adults (18-64), $17 for youth (12-17) and seniors (65+), and $15 for children (2-11). All children under 2 are free.
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 news release, Perot Museum fact sheet, photos, b-roll and film trailers, please go to perotmuseum.org/press and use the access code press.
About the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit educational organization located in Dallas, Texas, with campuses in Victory Park and Fair Park. In support of its mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the Perot Museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The $185 million Victory Park museum, designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, opened to the public December 1, 2012. The Perot Museum is named in honor of Margot and Ross Perot, the result of a $50 million gift made by their five adult children. To learn more about the Perot Museum, please visit perotmuseum.org.