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Social Science
Age
21 and Up
Location
Perot Museum
Adult Programs

Details

Member $15
Non-Member $25
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Exclusive after-hours engagements for adults

A perfect date night or fun evening with friends. Discover the Perot Museum after hours, for a unique adults-only event filled with innovative experiments, current research, signature cocktails, dynamic performances, engaging discussions, amazing inventions and intriguing interactions, in a child-free environment.

Featuring signature drinks and eclectic food by Wolfgang Puck. Reserve tickets before they disappear!

Presented by

Riveron Consulting

Note: general exhibits admission vouchers are not valid for this event.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the ticket price include alcohol and food?

    No. Alcohol and food can be purchased at an additional cost. The Café opens at 6pm to allow guests to enjoy a meal prior to the evening’s activities and multiple bars located throughout the Museum serve beverages and snacks. The Café and  bars accept cash and credit cards. Last call for the bars is at 10:15pm.

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  • Does the ticket for the event include entrance to the traveling exhibition (if there is one)?

    No. The Social Science ticket only permits entrance to the event itself. If there is a traveling exhibition option, those tickets must be purchased in addition to the Social Science ticket. However, for your convenience, these tickets can be purchased as a combo package.

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  • Do I have to arrive at 7pm?

    No. 7pm is the time the doors open and most activities begin, but there are lots of fun things happening throughout the night. The day of the event, we will send you a “Know Before You Go” email which will include the night’s schedule so you can plan your arrival time accordingly. Please note that some of the activities close at 10pm rather than the event ending time of 11pm.

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  • Where can I park?

    The main Museum parking lot, located under Woodall Rodgers Freeway, is well-lit 24 hours a day. Once you park, there is a safe crosswalk to the north (away from downtown) that leads guests up the ramp towards the check-in for Social Science. Non-member parking in the Museum lot is $10 and member parking is $5. Social Science attendees can also take the DART train or any car service.

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  • Is there a dress code?

    All we require is shirt, pants, and shoes. Feel free to get as dressed up as you want, or you can simply wear jeans and a t-shirt. Whatever makes you feel comfortable and ready to have some fun learning!

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  • Do I have to be at least 21?

    Yes. This event is exclusively for those 21 and over. Upon arriving at Social Science, we will check your ID to ensure you are 21. Please make sure to have your ID ready upon arrival.

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  • It appears tickets are sold out. Can I purchase tickets at the door?

    If tickets are sold out, we do NOT sell tickets at the door. We understand the frustration of not being able to purchase a ticket, but we strive to make these events enjoyable for all attendees by keeping the attendance at a specific number. When tickets for the upcoming Social Science sellout, tickets for the next Social Science event will go on sale and we encourage you to purchase those tickets as soon as possible.

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Flight

Friday, October 14, 7-11pm

Let your spirit of discovery soar throughout the Museum as you explore aviation in a whole new way during this uplifting Social Science event. Mix and mingle with birds, mimic their calls, and meet ornithologists who study the biology and behaviors of these amazing creatures. Then prepare for takeoff as you learn about the history of aviation, experiment with gravity, create your own flying machine and sip a delicious cocktail as you shoot the breeze with aviation experts.

Presented by

Riveron Consulting

Supported by

Old Forester
Please drink responsibly.

Activities will include

Featured Talks
The Hoglund Foundation Theater, A National Geographic Experience

7:15pm Taking Wing, Harrison Edell, Senior Director of Living Collections at the Dallas Zoo
How do birds fly, and why? Learn about these remarkable creatures from bird expert Harrison Edell (#SexyKeeperHarrison) of the Dallas Zoo, who oversees zoological survival efforts for many avian species.

8pm | Live Bird Show, Window to the Wild
Meet live birds and learn about their behaviors and biology with guests from Window to the Wild.

9pm | The Basics of Flight, Dr. William Anderson, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas
Explore the basics of flight and how aviation works, and learn some interesting historical aviation facts with Dr. William Anderson.

Live Performances

Gaudium Dance Movement
8 & 8:30pm | Lobby
Be dazzled by the movements and dance by the performers from the Gaudium Dance Movement.

Featured Demonstrations

Drone Races with the N.E. Dallas Speed Addicts
7–11pm | Lower Level Auditorium
Ready, set, go! Watch as members of the N.E. Dallas Speed Addicts club race their drones through a series of obstacles.

Ongoing Activities

Wolfgang Puck Gastropub
7–10:30pm │ Cafe
No need to eat before you come; enjoy a unique gourmet dinner or just a bite, and even a cold pint in our gastropub!

Wolfgang Puck Bars, Featuring Signature Cocktail: Old Forester Bourbon Punch
7–10:30pm │ Café, Plaza, Lower Level Landing, Lobby, Level 3 Tom Hunt Energy Hall, Level 4 T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Enjoy a signature cocktail or other beverage of choice at one of our Wolfgang Puck bars throughout the museum.

Perot Museum Store
7–11pm │ Atrium
Pick up a memento to remember your timeless night at the Museum.

Craft Beer Bar and Popcorn Stand
7–10:30pm │ Lobby
Sip on a local craft beer and enjoy a bag of popcorn as you navigate your way through the Museum.

Mix it Up with DJ Bradford
7–11pm | Lobby
Sip on a signature cocktail and dance the night away to the mixed beats of DJ Bradford.

Frontier Flyer Photo Stop with the Frontiers of Flight Museum
7–11pm | Plaza
Jump in the cockpit of a plane, take a picture, and learn about aviation with educators from the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Games on the Plaza
7–11pm │ Plaza
Grab a drink and a bite to eat, and enjoy playing a board game or two on the plaza.

How Long Can You Fly?
7–11pm │ Plaza
How long do you stay in the air when you jump? Challenge your friends to see who can “fly” the longest.

Hoop Gliders
7–11pm | Plaza
Test aerodynamics and see how wings help a plane fly as you make and test a hoop glider.

Photo Booth
7–11pm | Lobby
Grab a disguise and make a moving picture to document all the fun you are having at Social Science! Tag your photos #SocialScience

Bird’s Eye View Challenge
7–11pm | Lobby
Can you identify famous landmarks from a bird’s eye view?

Trinity River Audubon Center
7–10pm | Level 2 Landing
Learn about local birds and birding with experts from the Trinity River Audubon Center.

Nanoscience Gravity
7–10 PM | Level 2 Landing
See how a material can act differently when it’s nanometer sized during this water-based experiment.

Feather Investigations
7–10pm | Level 2 Landing
Examine feathers and see how each one is different. Can you identify which bird the feathers belong to?

Paper Airplane Creations
7–10pm | Level 2 Activity Station
Create your own paper airplane by looking at examples, testing out materials, and designing decorations.

Tabletop Hovercrafts
7–10pm | Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Make a hovercraft out of simple materials and watch it soar.

Homemade Bird Callers
7–10pm | Level 3 Landing
Make your own bird caller out of everyday materials.

Old Forester Tasting and Food Pairing
7–10:30pm | Level 3, Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall
Visit the Old Forester Tasting Station to enjoy a sample and learn about food pairings for this iconic brand.

Straw Rockets
7–10pm | Level 4 Landing
Create your own flying, air-powered rocket from everyday materials.

The Museum’s Collection: Birds
7–10pm | Level 4 Landing
Examine bird specimens from the Perot Museum’s collection and speak with our collection managers.

Craft Beer Bar
7–10:30pm | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Enjoy a local craft beer as you walk among the dinosaurs.

Window to the Wild
7–10pm | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Meet live birds and speak with the people from Window to the Wild who rescue and save them.

Bird Beak Challenges
7–10pm | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Simulate birds with different beak characteristics in their attempts to gather food and learn how birds have adapted to their environments.

Drone Races with the N.E. Dallas Speed Addicts
7–11pm | Lower Level Auditorium
Ready, set, go! Watch as members of the N.E. Dallas Speed Addicts club race their drones through a series of obstacles.

Air Mail with Oil and Cotton
7–10pm | Lower Level Landing
As homage to the now extinct passenger pigeon, make and customize an envelope that transforms into a bird-like work of art.

Take part in live science demonstrations throughout the Museum.

Explore the Perot Museum in a child-free environment. 

Plus signature drinks by Wolfgang Puck, eclectic food, live science and more! Reserve tickets before they disappear! 

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Creativity

Friday, January 27, 7-11pm

How creative are you? Join us for a night of creativity as we check out fashion, art, and the maker movement. Show off your own innovative designs and ideas as you meet local artists, scientists, and fashion designers. Explore materials, textures, and colors during a night of ingenious designs and ideas.

Presented by

Riveron Consulting

Activities will include

Take part in live science demonstrations throughout the Museum.

Explore the Perot Museum in a child-free environment. 

Plus signature drinks by Wolfgang Puck, eclectic food, live science and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Elemental

Friday, April 28, 7-11pm

Get into your element by building molecular models, participating in explosive experiments, meeting local chemists periodically throughout the night, and playing with chemicals. Prepare to have your mind blown with spontaneous chemistry demonstrations and discover the chemistry behind beer while you sip on a signature cocktail and stroll through the Museum in this positively charged evening.

Presented by

Riveron Consulting

Activities will include

Take part in live science demonstrations throughout the Museum.

Explore the Perot Museum in a child-free environment. 

Plus signature drinks by Wolfgang Puck, eclectic food, live science and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Patterns

Friday, June 23, 7-11pm

Explore the patterns that surround us in nature, fashion, and architecture. Learn how our brains interpret patterns and how we create our own patterns and routines. Examine ancient patterns and decipher their meanings in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed and even create your own secret message out of patterns and symbols.

Presented by

Riveron Consulting

Activities will include

Take part in live science demonstrations throughout the Museum.

Explore the Perot Museum in a child-free environment. 

Plus signature drinks by Wolfgang Puck, eclectic food, live science and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Dates/Times

Social Science
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October: Flight
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January: Creativity
April: Elemental
June: Patterns