Nicole Small embraced the notion of a world-class science museum and worked toward the goal while battling cancer. She is CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which will open Saturday.
The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is scheduled to make its debut on Saturday.
Imagine finding a few pieces of bone that lead to the identification of a new species. Thatâ€™s what happened to one amateur North Texas fossil hunter whose discovery goes on display with Saturdayâ€™s opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in D
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science makes almost every other North Texas building look pretty timid.
American firm Morphosis has completed a museum of nature and science in Dallas where visitors begin their tour by taking an escalator journey to the uppermost floor.
Three museums in Dallas have combined into the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, complete with a full-sized dinosaur reconstruction (an Alamosaurus to be specific), an earthquake floor and an entire hall dedicated to sports.
For most of us, the idea of a science museum conjures memories of elementary-school field trips, soaring dinosaur skeletons and mesmerizing exhibits...
When the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens, visitors will be able to feel the ground shake beneath them in an earthquake simulation, program a robot to navigate a maze and even test their speed against a virtual Tyrannosaurus rex.
It took the folks at the Perot Museum three years, almost to the day, to build the 180,000 square feet of architecture, green initiative, science, nature, families, technology and awesome that were unveiled to the media this week.
â€œI never approached it as a beautiful object,â€ says famed architect Thom Mayne. â€œIf people like it or donâ€™t like it stylistically, well, I canâ€™t please everybody. Iâ€™m much more interested in making something compelling and interesting.â€