Wondering what to do this Presidents’ Day weekend? Head to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for three days packed with buildable, breakable fun including daily engineering-themed activities and experiments, extended hours, kids crafts and more. Plus, the popular Dream Big 3D film reopens Saturday and Engineers Week kicks off Monday!At select times, enjoy building challenges, experiments, engineering- and space-themed games, trivia and more. Children ages 5 and under can launch rocket cups, build space towers, and enjoy trash-to-treasure art and motor mania activities in the Moody Family Children’s Museum. (Go to perotmuseum.org/holiday for a detailed schedule.) All activities are free to Perot Museum members and included with general admission for non-members.
And don’t miss the inspiring and heartfelt Dream Big 3D film. Narrated by actor Jeff Bridges, Dream Big 3D celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people. Other films includeJourney to Space 3D and Hurricane 3D.
Next up, Engineers Week gets underway Feb. 19-24. Explore the field of engineering firsthand with professional engineers and educators, and enjoy interactive demonstrations and experiments daily from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Presented by Texas Instruments and supported by IBM, Engineers Week is free with general admission.
Also check out the Journey to Space exhibition, and learn what it takes to work in the hostile environment of space. Experience the sensation of zero gravity inside two massive rotating simulations of the International Space Station Destiny module – it’s like blasting off to space without leaving Earth!
The Perot Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Presidents’ Day. Special member-only hours will be offered Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.
For more info and to purchase your tickets online, go to perotmuseum.org.
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