Has it really been ten years since the Perot Museum of Nature and Science changed the look of Dallas architecture and created a wondrous experience of science and nature? Well, indeed that landmark year is just months away and the Museum’s longtime and newbie fans have decided that such a decade deserves a year-long series of special events.
After all, since it opened its doors to a world of dinosaurs, crystals, out-of-this-world activities and STEM programs, the Museum has “attracted a record 1.2M visitors a year, becoming a cherished community and civic institution.”
To get the engines roaring, the Night at the Museum fundraiser will return after a year hiatus thanks to the pandemic. Taking place on Saturday, November 13, the night of fascination and fun will be co-chaired by Karen and Alan Katz, Lindsay and George Billingsley and Talene and Hagop Kozanian.
According to Co-Chair/Museum Board of Trustees Chair Karen, “As the country emerges from the pandemic, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is committed to accelerate its impact by making STEM learning more accessible for all our youth, ultimately helping to build a diverse workforce of the future. Our goal is to actively reach all communities throughout North Texas, providing entry points for a lifetime of scientific discovery.”
The event will take place on all of the Museum’s five levels with Wolfgang Puck Catering providing specialty cocktails and food stations.
As usual VIP status has it perks, and this one includes an invitation-only pre-party in the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on the fourth level with the dinosaurs from 7 to 8 p.m. in addition to the main party and an after-party that will rock on from 10 p.m. to midnight.
If you were hoping to buy a solo ticket, you’re out of luck. Only ticket packages will be available starting at $3,000 for six guests.
Proceeds from the gala will “support educational programming, digital outreach, student scholarships, special exhibitions and groundbreaking research.”
* Graphic courtesy of Perot Museum of Nature and Science