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First Thursday Late Night
Age
Adult, Students, Teens
Location
Perot Museum
Family

Clue

Follow the clues throughout the museum to solve a riddle, identify parts of a whole, learn how scientists investigate and solve their research, and even identify the secret sound in celebration of our traveling exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Featured Speaker

“Nothing ‘Elementary’ About It: The Challenges of Real-Life Forensic Science”

Fictional works portray death investigation as cutting edge science often performed by a single individual able to discern a definitive answer. In the real world, many specialists with diverse scientific backgrounds work with law enforcement to solve crimes. Dr. Reade Quinton will give examples of real cases investigated at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences and show how all of these experts collaborate to solve crimes. Dr. Quinton will also discuss the limitations of forensic science compared to the expectations of the public based on stories told on television, film and popular novels.

About Reade A. Quinton, MD

Dr. Reade Quinton is the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, Texas. He attended medical school at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed his pathology residency training and forensic pathology fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Pathology.  He is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology.

Dr. Quinton has multiple publications in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the American Journal of Forensic Pathology and Medicine and is on the editorial board of the journal Academic Forensic Pathology.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), and was a past chair of the NAME subcommittee on Forensic Pathology Training. 

Featured Film: Clue

Calling all detectives and mystery buffs! Visit the Museum for a 7pm showing of the film ​Clue. ​When six guests are invited to a strange house they must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. Who did it?

Forensics

Become a super sleuth by gathering evidence, practicing problem solving skills, and learning about forensic science while unraveling mysteries through exploration in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Science of Deduction.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Featured Speaker

Denise Paquette Boots

The Phenomenon of Parricide

Criminologist Dr. Denise Paquette Boots from the University of Texas at Dallas will offer an in-depth presentation regarding the typologies, causes, controversies, and prevention strategies surrounding one of the last taboos within American society, the phenomenon of parricide, or killing of one's parents.

About Denise Paquette Boots

Denise Paquette Boots is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as an experienced and honored professional in the fields of criminology, interpersonal and family violence, and research regarding violence and public policy.

How Sherlock Changed the World

In a recreated scene, Sherlock is conducting tests in a lab.
©Rosie Geiger/Love Productions

We're showing the PBS documentary, ​How Sherlock Changed the World​, free with admission! Come discover how a fictional character had real effects on the field of forensic investigation. Plus, take a deeper dive into the world of Holmes in our traveling exhibition ​The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

Myth

Explore some popular myths and mythical creatures, such as Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster and determine the difference between myth and fact in celebration of our traveling exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Creepy Crawlers

What bugs you? Discover the world through the eyes of creepy, crawly, and even cute insects. Explore what entomologists do, how bugs fit into our ecosystem, and learn more about how bugs live. Design your own butterfly, create robotic bugs, and check out some specimens up close through microscopes. And a whole lot more!

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Biomimicry

Unwind and rewind scientific concepts through unique interactions with scientists, researchers, artists, and performers on first Thursdays.  Try out the latest new technology gizmos, participate in a fun social experiment, discover groundbreaking research, experience dynamic performances, or even make your own creation.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Out of this World

Are aliens really out there? Explore the mysteries surrounding creatures from other worlds and the science fiction that makes them so popular.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Botanicals

This isn’t your grandma’s garden club. Examine the amazing adaptations various plants have developed and some of the amazing products scientists have developed that mimic some of those adaptations.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Parasites

What monsters could potentially be living inside of you? Explore the world of parasites and how they can even take over and control their hosts. Look at parasites that inhabit animals, humans and even plants in a whole new way.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Psych

Unwind and rewind scientific concepts through unique interactions with scientists, researchers, artists, and performers on first Thursdays.  Try out the latest new technology gizmos, participate in a fun social experiment, discover groundbreaking research, experience dynamic performances, or even make your own creation.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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Festive

Science and the holidays go hand in hand. Get into the holiday spirit by making snow, creating an electrical circuit card for family or friends, and making tinsel float.

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm first Thursdays. Come early and stay late!

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First Thursdays are experimental

Intergalactic

Visitors started the new year out by exploring the mysteries of the universe. There was exploration of the stars through mini shows in our Portable Universe planetarium, as well as discovery and discussion on the science of telescopes. It was an out of this world evening in The Lab!

You never know what to expect when you step in to The Lab, so be sure to join us every month for a new experience!         

All you need to get in on the fun is the cost of general admission, so purchase your tickets online early. Your exhibit hall ticket on the date of First Thursday Late Night gives you FREE access to our special programming that evening. The Perot Museum will stay open from 10am-9pm on the first Thursday of every month. Come early and stay late!

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Upcoming Dates/Times

First Thursday Late Night
Clue
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Forensics
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Myth
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Creepy Crawlers
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Biomimicry
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Out of this World
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Botanicals
Parasites
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Psych
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Festive
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Past Events

First Thursday Late Night
Intergalactic
Jan 02, 2014 - Jan 02, 2014