DALLAS (October 5, 2012) - With less than two months to go until the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens its doors to the public on December 1, online tickets are now on sale at perotmuseum.org, giving future visitors an early opportunity to buy tickets and plan their holiday visits.
NOTE: For convenience and to avoid long lines and sell-outs, visitors are strongly encouraged to go online and purchase tickets in advance.
"We hope people will take advantage of online ticket sales because it saves time, helps to avoid long lines and ensures admission into the Perot Museum," said Nicole G. Small, Eugene McDermott CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. "We expect sell-outs during high-peak times, not just during opening weekend but throughout our first year."
Small also encourages visitors to check out the website so they can conveniently plan their visit.
"Our enhanced perotmuseum.org website is a great way to learn more about us. You'll discover all sorts of interactive fun with real-time updates, stunning science and exciting visuals that truly bring the Perot Museum experience to life," said Small.
General admission to the exhibit halls will be $15 for adults (18-64), $12 for students (12-17) and seniors (65+), and $10 for children (2-11). Admission to the theater will be $8 for adults, students, seniors and children. Combo admission to the exhibit halls and theater will be $20 for adults (18-64), $17 for students (12-17) and seniors (65+), and $15 for children (2-11). For members, general exhibit hall admission will always be FREE. Admission to the theater will be $6 for member adults, students, seniors and children. Note: Some traveling exhibits may have a surcharge.
The holiday season film lineup features Meerkats 3-D and Sea Monsters 3-D.
Registration also is available for many 2013 museum programs including birthday parties, sleepovers, scouting adventures/badge workshops and field trips.
Charter Memberships are available starting at $45 for students, $65 for individuals, $80 for dual memberships, $100 for Family, $160 for Family Plus and $200 for Family Plus Platinum. Charter Memberships are a special opportunity available only during the Museum's flagship year through December 31, 2013. Patron-level memberships also are available for $250 and up. For details, call 214-756-5751, or go to perotmuseum.org.
The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. Dallas, TX 75202. Parking will be available in a lot across the street under Woodall Rodgers Freeway with overflow parking in a lot located to the west of the Museum. Handicapped parking will be located in the Museum's onsite lot. Pricing is $6 per car when paid onsite, $4 if purchased in advance online and $3 for museum members.
Beginning December 1, the Perot Museum will operate year round Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving (closed), Christmas Eve (close at 3 p.m.), Christmas (closed) and New Year's Eve (close at 3 p.m.). Please check the website for special holidays, extended hours and unexpected closings.
For more information, go to perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.
About the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Accredited by the American Museum Association, 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, will open December 1, 2012. The Perot Museum is named in honor of Margot and Ross Perot, the result of a $50-million gift announced in May 2008 by their five adult children. To learn more about the Perot Museum, please visit perotmuseum.org.
Taylor Mayad McDonnell