Thursday, January 17, 2013
Late-night events at Perot Museum let adults explore and imbibe
Science isn't just for nerds.
DALLAS Much like the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, the newly-opened Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas will play host to after-hours events that appeal to adults. The goal is to engage patrons in the museum’s state-of-the-art exhibits without the occasional distraction of youngsters.
Social Science, as the event series has been dubbed, will feature performers, guest speakers, live music, experiments, and ingenious inventions throughout the 5-floor museum – all which fit a particular theme of the night. Museumgoers can buy food from the Wolfgang Puck café or grab a signature cocktail.
“This is not your typical museum visit,” said Kristina Anderson, manager of Family and Adult Programs at the museum. “It’s an opportunity to experience the museum from a different perspective and interact with each of the featured community partners and experts that evening, while learning about and making connections with them. Guests can do all of this and socialize with friends as well – it’s a win-win.”
For the sold-out inaugural Social Science event on Friday, January 18, the theme is “Ingenuity.” Guest speaker Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder and chief director of the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas will share her findings featured in her new book, Make Your Brain Smarter. The UTD robotic chess team will be on hand for robotic chess demos; the Dallas Black Dance Theatre will encourage audience participation as they get the party started with hip-hop moves; and electro music makers Ishi will cap off the night with a concert. They are the first band to perform at the Perot at an open-to-the public event.
“Ishi’s unique mix of musical genres within their amazing sound and performance fits well with our theme,” Anderson said. “Audiences are sure to be amazed at their ingenuity.”
On April 5, museum lovers can experience the science of gastronomy in an event that is expected to be delicious and interactive. Expect exciting tastes, sights, and smells.
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