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

Biology

This isn’t summer school; this is the Summer of Science: Biology, where you can be a part of evolutionary and cellular biology experiments.

Featured FilmJurassic Park, 1993
7pm| The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience
Bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, what could go wrong? John Hammond and his bioengineering company InGen create a theme park with living, breathing dinosaurs.  After one of the park workers is killed by a Velociraptor, the park's investors, insist that experts visit the park and certify it as safe. These experts, Hammond and his grandchildren are in for the adventure of their lives inside Jurassic Park.

Ongoing Activities

Bio Bistro
7-9pm | Lobby
Check out these synthetic, biology-based foods and sort them into different categories - would you eat it or not!

Kit of Parts
7-9pm | Lobby
Explore the engineering aspects of synthetic biology by solving challenges and building a cell model using standardized genetic parts.

Super Organisms
7-9pm | Lobby
Design a superhero and a super organism to solve a biology problem.

Tech Tokens
7-9pm | Lobby
This card game looks at the different ways in which society and technology are interconnected and how synthetic biology is being used today, as well as possibilities for the future.

VirEx Delivery
7-9pm | Lobby
Design your own model of a bioengineered virus and look into the real life technology that can do this.

Member-only Activity
Wheat Germ DNA Extraction
7-9pm | Lobby
Extract real DNA from wheat germ and take a sample of this DNA home with you.

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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Maker

Join the maker movement by creating robots, connecting circuitry and drawing 3D creations with our 3Doodlers. 

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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Monsters

Do monsters give you nightmares? What monsters are you afraid of? Learn all about real and fictional monsters, and even create your own!

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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Aviation

Fly your paper airplane through the atmosphere, explore planes and how they fly, examine birds and their flying patterns, and learn how birds inspired modern aviation in this hands-on exploration inspired by our traveling exhibition.

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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Space

Fly through space as you send a rocket out of the atmosphere, make a crater, and learn how to navigate using the stars as your guide.

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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Nano

Check out real-world nanotechnology, try some fun nano experiments, and observe objects and images at macro, micro and nanoscale.

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!

Ongoing Activities

Activities with the UT Dallas Nano Tech Institute

7-9pm | Lobby

Join scientists from the UT Dallas Nano Tech institute in learning about Nano Science.

 

Sensory Boxes

7-9pm | Lobby

Objects that are Nano scale are too tiny to be seen by scientists, even with powerful microscopes. Therefore, scientists can only feel the Nano objects. Try guessing what the objects in our sensory box are without using your vision.

 

Kinetic Sand

7-9pm | Lobby

Explore two different types of sand and see how a tiny Nano coating can affect the sand’s properties

 

Dot Lens with Tablets

7-9pm | Lobby

Use a simple added lens to turn a tablet camera into a microscope.

 

Nano Fabrics

7-9pm | Lobby

Learn about the lotus effect, and see how it is imitated by some water-repelling fabrics.

 

Members Matter

Thin Films

7-9 PM | Lobby

Show us your Members Matter sticker to see how iridescence can be seen in nature.

 

Science Fiction

Get your imagination rolling by exploring futuristic technologies and settings, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life — and explore the many ways these ideas are featured in the movies, television shows and in literature.

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!

Featured Film

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, 1982

7pm | The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience

Join Elliott and his siblings as they befriend a gentle being from another world and help him escape Earth to return home.

The film is free with general admission tickets. Seats are first come, first served.

Ongoing Activities

Parallel Universe Creation Station

7-9pm | Lobby

Design and create your own parallel universe as you learn about this science fiction theory.

From Science Fiction to Reality

7-9pm | Lobby

Explore technology created for science fiction that have become realities, such as 3D printed objects, hover boards and language translators.

Homes of the Future

7-9pm | Lobby

Take inspiration from the Jetsons, Back to the Future, Star Trek and more as you design a home of the future.

Aliens over Texas

7-9pm | Lobby

Explore an interactive map of UFO sightings that have been reported in Texas.

Face Painting: Aliens

7-9pm | Lobby

Have your face painted to look like an alien!

Members Matter | Face Painting Member-Only Line

7-9pm | Lobby

Show us your Members Matter sticker for VIP access to the member-only line to have you face painted like an alien.

Electric

Feel the power of discovery through electrifying experiments and activities exploring light, electricity, currents and circuits. 

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!

Color

Jump into a world of color by exploring rainbows, investigating the color spectrum and creating projects with LEDs in conjunction with our traveling exhibition.

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!

Upcoming Dates/Times

First Thursday Late Night
Summer of Science: Biology
Maker
Monsters
Aviation
Space

Past Events

First Thursday Late Night
Nano
Apr 07, 2016 - Apr 07, 2016
Science Fiction
Mar 03, 2016 - Mar 03, 2016
Electric
Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 04, 2016
Color
Jan 07, 2016 - Jan 07, 2016