Texas Science & Nature Museum Exciting, Innovative
USA- Dallas, TX | Oct 20 2012 | (23:04:26 - EDT)
Why build a world-renowned nature and science museum in Dallas? There are still trillions of stars to identify. Millions of diseases to cure. Countless dinosaurs to uncover. Who will seek out these unknowns? The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is needed now, more than ever, to inspire children to be the scientific leaders of tomorrow.
The Perot Museum will expose children to a world of ideas and concepts in science, math and technology, all within one spectacular location. By offering hands-on ways to learn about scientific evidence, mathematical concepts and natural history, the Museum will profoundly affect what and how kids experience science and nature. Future scientists, mathematicians and engineers will find inspiration and education through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and vivid contextual displays.
It’s an exciting time for the city of Dallas, Texas. In the past several years, arts and cultural organizations in North Texas have generated over $750 million annually in economic activity. The Perot Museum will bring new energy and economic benefits.
Last year alone, the Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park served over 600,000 people. The new Perot Museum is poised to host, educate and amaze even more visitors, not only from Dallas but from throughout North Texas and the region. Through permanent exhibits and programming, and by hosting world-renowned traveling exhibitions, the Perot Museum will draw international press and become a premier attraction for curious minds. The impact on local businesses will be exponential.
Collections at the Museum
Collections are at the heart of any museum. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science maintains several natural history collections, ranging from ancient specimens in their paleontology and geology collections, to recent zoological specimens such as birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and shells. They also maintain the Mudge Library, a large collection of rare and important ornithological and zoological books, as well as the Museum’s own collection records and historical archives.
A New, Exciting Event Venue
The doors to the Museum will open soon to make this one-of-a-kind location available as a perfect setting for a wedding, reception, meeting or social gathering. Conveniently located and easily accessible, the Museum is in Victory Park, adjacent to the West End Historic District, near some of Dallas' best hotels.
An event at the Museum guarantees an exceptional experience. The building features 10 permanent exhibition halls, a state-of-the-art gallery designed to host world-class traveling exhibitions, and an elegant 297-seat theater with one of the most sophisticated digital projection and sound systems available.
Be among the first to host an unforgettable event at the Perot Museum. From the moment guests step onto the grounds, each of the five levels within this modern marvel is sure to inspire. Their experienced event-planning staff will assist you in creating an innovative and impeccable event that's tailored to your needs from start to finish. Internationally renowned chef Wolfgang Puck has been selected by the museum for catering needs.
The architect for the building is Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne. The Dallas Morning News called the structure "the boldest piece of modern architecture to hit Dallas."
The museum is set to open its doors on Dec. 1, 2012.
For more information, visit: http://www.perotmuseum.org
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