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21 and Up

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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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Patterns

Friday, June 23, 7-11pm

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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

Supported by

Tequila Herradura
Please drink responsibly.
Presentations

8pm | Deciphering Ancient Art: How Patterns are Revealing the Secrets Encoded in the 4,000-Year-Old Murals of Texas
Jessica Lee, Executive Director of the Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center
Time travel with Jessica Lee thousands of years into the past when canyons of the Pecos, Devils, and Rio Grande River were newly covered in paint. These murals were the writing system of some of the earliest Texans, and the Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center are using patterns to crack the code and decipher their meaning. 

8:45pm | The Brain as a Pattern Processor
Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, Associate Professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UTD and Department of Psychiatry at Southwestern Medical Center
Join Dr. Krawczyk as he discusses the role of pattern processing in our lives and learn how we can study patterns in brain data using neuroimaging approaches. 

Live Performances 

Grupo Pakal: Maya Performing Arts Dance Ceremonies
7:30, 8:30, and 9:30pm | Plaza
Be mesmerized by these festive dance ceremonies to native music, that tell the fascinating history and culture of the Maya Empire, performed by members of the local performing group Grupo Pakal. 

Ongoing Activities 

Patterns in Nature 
Explore the various patterns in nature and their meanings with Perot Museum educators. 

Pattern Play 
Create patterns and designs with blocks of varying shapes and colors. 

Community Maya Coloring 
Play with colors, patterns, and shapes as you add your mark to the large Maya coloring page.

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 Maya 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 Maya culture and be marveled by their amazing architecture as you solve the mystery.

Presented by

Riveron Consulting

Supported by

Jack Daniel's Family of Fine Whiskeys
Please drink responsibly.

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

Cosmic

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