See Birds of Paradise and Giant Gems of the Smithsonian - two new exhibitions you won't want to miss.
Posted on Dec 19, 2016
Make a trip to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to see two fascinating exhibitions before they are gone!
Take a journey through the virtual Papua New Guinea Rainforest to immerse yourself in the world of 39 incredibly rare, unique species of birds known as the birds-of-paradise. This hands-on exhibition lets you take on the roles of both photographer and bird, as you hide in a blind to get the perfect shot or identify bird calls. Explore the interactive features throughout, including the touch-table games, a moving sculpture, and Dance, Dance, Evolution – a dance floor where you can play the part of a male bird by clearing the forest floor and showing off your dance moves.
The exhibition is open until Jan. 8, so come and learn about this amazing family of birds and the riveting story of how their beauty and personalities were finally captured on film.
Check out the stunning collection of huge, brilliant gems, brought to you from the National Museum of Natural History. This collection has over two dozen dazzling specimens of all shapes and sizes, some weighing in at over 1,000 carats. See an enormous citrine "football," an American Golden topaz weighing more than 10 pounds, a Mogul emerald and diamond necklace, a sparkling example of the state gemstone of Texas – blue topaz, and many more breath-taking treasures. Don't miss it - this exhibition is open until Jan. 17, and is free with general admission.