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Age

21 and Up

Location

Perot Museum

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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Creativity - SOLD OUT

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

Supported by

Woodford Reserve
Please drink responsibly.
Scheduled Activities:

Featured Talks
The Hoglund Foundation Theater, A National Geographic Experience

7:15PM │ The Art and Science of Architectural Lighting Design
Alyssa Humphries Stewart, Director of the Center for Lighting Education and Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University
Dive into the discipline of architectural lighting design, and explore the materiality of light and how it is an essential part of the built environment.

8PM | She’s Got Brains: Science, Feminism, and Fitness
Lizzie Cochran, Founder of Epidemia Designs
Join Epidemia found, Lizzie Cochran, as she discusses what goes into the making of their “Science Pants” and what she and the company strive to accomplish through their advocacy efforts for women in scientific fields.

8:45PM | In Praise of Hybrids and Amphibians: The New Art-Science Leonardo’s Today
Dr. Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics at University of Texas at Dallas
Learn how the work of today’s young professionals bridges the arts and science in new and unexpected ways.

9:30PM | Deep Ellum Brewing: Art of the Can
Zack Fickey, Event Executioner at the Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Join the Deep Ellum Brewing Company and learn about their iconic brand and original artwork featured on their cans.

Live Performances

The RockSolid Crew
7–8:45PM | Plaza
Be amazed by the innovative moves of the RockSolid Crew.

UNT Jazz Ensemble
8PM & 9PM | Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall
Enjoy the musical stylings of a jazz ensemble from the University of North Texas.

Creative Swing Dancing with The Rhythm Room
8:30PM | Lobby
Be dazzled by the creativity of swing dancing and even learn a few steps to try with a partner.

Ongoing Activities

Wolfgang Puck Gastropub
7–10:30PM │ Café
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: Woodford Reserve Whiskey Business
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.

Bottoms Up Bar
7–10:30PM │ Lobby
Watch your beer be filled from the bottom up!

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.

Graffiti Wall
7–11PM │ Lobby
Grab an infrared spray can and leave your mark on the interactive, digital graffiti wall.

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

DJ Mike Morse
7–11PM | Lobby
Sip on a signature cocktail and dance the night away to the beats of DJ Mike Morse from Radio DJs.

Deep Ellum Brewery
7–11PM | Lobby
Stop by to learn all about the beer that the Deep Ellum Brewery brews, the artistry featured on their cans and at their taproom, and talk with the men behind the beer.

Collaborative Drawings
7–11PM | Lobby
Add your own creativity to the collaborative drawings. Check back at the end of the evening to see what the drawings evolve into!

Fashion Design Challenge
7–11PM | Lobby
Using the materials provided, create your own unique fashion piece.

Build Your City! with the Dallas Center for Architecture
7–10PM | Lobby
Using creativity and craft supplies, design and construct an addition to our dream city.

Electro Accessories
7–10PM | Level 2 Landing
Create, make, and wear your own light-up, fashionable flair.

Dallas Handweavers and Spinning Guild
7–10PM | Level 2 Landing
Watch as members from the Dallas Handweavers and Spinning Guild show off their creativity on a spinner and loom, and even try your hand at weaving.

Virtual Reality: 3-Dimensional Paintings with 900lbs of Creative
7–11PM | Level 2, TI Engineering and Innovation Hall
Release your inner artist in virtual reality as you paint life-size, three-dimensional works of art, and experience creativity like never before!

Makey-Makey Guitar Hero with the Perot Museum TECH Truck, powered by Dell
7–10PM | Level 2, Activity Station
Experience the innovative technology being showcased on the TECH Truck as you challenge your friends in Makey-Makey Guitar Hero.

Light Paintings with the Perot Museum TECH Truck, powered by Dell
7–10PM | Level 2, Activity Station
Discover the enigmatic art of Light Painting as you create your own artwork with the help of the TECH Truck educators.

Typewriter Rodeo
7–10PM | Level 3 Landing
Give these creative geniuses a topic and they will write a poem for you – on the spot!

Woodford Reserve Tasting Station
7–10:30PM | Level 3, Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall
Visit the Woodford Reserve Tasting Station to enjoy a sample and learn about the iconic brand.
Tickets for a sample will be handed out upon check-in. One sample per person.

Photo Booth
7–11PM | Level 4 Landing
Grab a disguise and pose for a picture to document all the fun you are having at Social Science! Tag your photos #SocialScience

Air Force Designs and Technology
7–10PM | Level 4 Landing
Meet engineers from the Air Force and learn about base design and layouts as well stealth technologies they encounter and use.

Dancing Chemistry
7–10PM | Level 4, Expanding Universe Hall
Experience the interaction of music and science as chemicals combine in a dazzling display.

Spirograph Designs
7–10PM | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Make amazing geometric designs with our spiral-graphing design machine.

3D Creations
7–10PM | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Check out our 3D printing pens and create your own 3D creation.

Scribble Bots
7–10PM | Lower Level Landing
Show your creativity as you create a work of art with a robotic marker.

Block Printing on Textiles with Oil and Cotton
7–10PM | Lower Level Landing
Explore the art of simple block printing on textiles with guest artists from Oil and Cotton.

Texas Ballet Theater
7–9PM | Lower Level Landing
Interact with Texas Ballet Theater company members as they showcase their creative costumes and demonstrate ingenious dance positions.

Dallas Museum of Art
7–10PM | Lower Level Landing
Chat with educators from the Dallas Museum of Art about styles and periods of art, and how we classify art.

Woodford Reserve Cocktail Lab
7:15PM, 8:15PM, 9:15PM | Lower Level, Green Learning Lab
Create your own cocktail and learn about the range of flavors and artistic pairings possible with Woodford Reserve.
Space is limited to first come, first served. Guests may only participate in the workshop one time throughout the evening.

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!

Elemental

Friday, April 28, 7-11pm

Purchase Tickets

On sale now for members
On sale for nonmembers January 21 

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

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!

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!

Conundrum

Friday, August 4, 7-11pm

Who stole the ancient Mayan artifact? Join our Museum-wide mystery in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. Speak with multiple suspects throughout the night and use deductive reasoning to determine who stole the ancient relic. Explore the Mayan culture and be marveled by their amazing architecture as you solve the mystery.

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

Creativity

Friday, October 20, 7-11pm

Prepare for takeoff and get ready for a night of space exploration and constellation investigation in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Journey to Space. Engage with an astrophysicist and even chat with some astronomers throughout the night. Create your own cosmic creations and explore the mysteries of space as we travel throughout our galaxy and solar system.

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