Today’s word is “double.” In addition to the double match going on at the North Texas Food Bank for $200,000, the Perot Museum Of Nature And Science is going to have a double benefit for the kids during the holidays.
Thanks to a $65,000 donation from Lockheed Martin, “space-themed masks and single-use, take-home science activity kits for children” will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Museum from Thursday, December 17, thru Sunday, January 3.
According to Perot’s Eugene McDermott CEO Dr. Linda Silver, “This is an extremely challenging time for museums, and we’re deeply appreciative of Lockheed Martin’s recognition of the importance of keeping science alive within our young people.”
But there are a couple limitations that come into play. First, the Museum will be operating at a maximum of 25% occupancy due to the safety measures. Second, the Museum will not be open on Christmas Day (Friday, December 25). Hey, even the dinosaurs get to take the day off to celebrate.
According to Lockheed Martin Missiles And Fire Control Executive VP Scott Greene, “Lockheed Martin is proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, together we remain committed to preparing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technologists through advancing STEM education for all.”
The second part of the “double benefit for kids” is that the donation enables the Museum to share science-activity kits with pediatric patients being treated at Children’s Health.
* Graphic courtesy of Perot Museum of Nature and Science