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

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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Members Matter

Member-only Activity: Terrariums

7-9pm | Lobby

Show us your Members Matter sticker to make your own plant habitat.

Featured Speaker

Paul Riddell, Texas Triffid Ranch

Carnivorous Plants: What Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong Because Hollywood Doesn’t Focus on the Cool Stuff.

7:30pm | Lower Level Auditorium

For most people, the phrase “carnivorous plant” evokes images of various versions of Venus flytraps. Yet flytraps are a one-trick pony compared to the many types of botanical carnivores known worldwide. Paul’s lecture includes awe-inspiring examples of a wide range of carnivorous plants, as well as unusual plants that grow chambers for ant nests, act as bat homes and frog nesting sites, and even offer a glimpse of what Antarctica was like before it froze over 3 million years ago.

Featured Film

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes,1978 Version

7pm | The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience Enjoy this comedy horror film about tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and revolting against humanity.

Ongoing Activities

Botanical Life Cycles

7-9pm | Lobby

Explore the life cycles of trees, leafs and plant cells.

Plants up Close

7-9pm | Lobby

Take an up-close look at various parts of plants and their life cycles using micro slides and slide viewers.

Bean Dissection

7-9pm | Lobby

Take a look inside a bean seed to see how these tiny packages grow into plants that we can eat!

Venus Flytraps

7-9pm | Lobby

See a real live Venus flytrap and learn more about these carnivorous plants as you create your own version to take home!

Extreme Plants

7-9pm | Lobby

Explore rare and exotic plants with a Museum educator and a Master Naturalist.

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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Sea Creatures

Explore the ocean and the creatures in it by making your own sea animal, learn about some of the ocean’s most unique creatures, how animals have adapted over time as our oceans change, and more in celebration of 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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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Collecting

What inspires certain collectors to collect the things they do? Find out as you examine, categorize and organize collections in celebration of 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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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.

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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Chemistry

Get ready to conduct elemental and spontaneous chemistry experiments during Summer of Science: Chemistry.

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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Physics

Be sure to follow the rules during Summer of Science: Physics — except when it comes to exciting experiments specifically designed to challenge the laws of gravity.

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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Upcoming Dates/Times

First Thursday Late Night
Botanicals
Parasites
Sea Creatures
Festive
Color
Electric
Science Fiction
Nano
Collecting
Summer of Science: Biology
Summer of Science: Chemistry - 2016
Summer of Science: Physics
Maker
Monsters
Aviation
Space