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

Monsters

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

Scheduled Activities

Featured Film
Ghostbusters
 1984
7pm | Theater            
Join three eccentric parapsychologists as they start a ghostcatching business in New York City.

Monster Face Painting
7-9pm | Lobby
Get your face painted like a monster!

Create a Monster    
7-9pm | Lobby
Using the materials provided, design and create your own monster to take home.

Prehistoric Monsters  
7-9pm | Lobby
Create and decorate your own balloon dinosaur.

Big Foot Tracks 
7-9pm | Lobby
Learn about animal tracking and make your own Bigfoot track!

Monster Squishy Circuits 
7-9pm | Lobby
Use this special conductive playdough to build your own monster and use it to complete a circuit.

Monster Snot
7-9pm | Lobby
Combine liquid starch and glue to make your own monster snot!

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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Robotics

Check out bits and bytes of engineering as you build and create robots and construct your own 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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Recycling

Reuse, reduce, recycle. Learn all about recycling and check-out some products that you might not know are recyclable.

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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Electricity

Light up your night by building circuits, learning about electricity, and electrifying cornstarch.

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, observe objects and images at macro, micro and nanoscale, and try your hand at some fun nano 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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Archaeology

Challenge your inner explorer as you dig through ancient artifacts and learn about ancient civilizations as we celebrate our traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

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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Summer of Science: Physics

This isn’t summer school; this is the Summer of Science where you can conduct fun, exciting and gravity-defying physics 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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Summer of Science: Chemistry

This isn’t summer school; this is the Summer of Science where you can conduct elemental and spontaneous chemistry 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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Summer of Science: Biology

This isn’t summer school; this is the Summer of Science 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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Tinker

Join the maker movement as you tinker, make and learn through a series of maker inspired activities and 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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Spooky Science

Monsters, spiders, and ghosts. Check out some spooky science by participating in fun Halloween themed experiments and activities.

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 of Art

How are science and art related? Answer this question as you create singing paintings, make your own paint, and construct color wheels.

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 this atmosphere, make a crater, and learn how to navigate using the stars as your guide, in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Journey to Space.

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
October 2016 - Monsters
November 2016 - Aviation
December 2016 - Space
January 2017 - Robotics
February 2017 - Recycling
March 2017 - Electricity
April 2017 - Nano
May 2017 - Archaeology
June 2017 - Summer of Science: Physics
July 2017 - Summer of Science: Chemistry
August 2017 - Summer of Science: Biology
September 2017 - Tinker
October 2017 - Spooky Science
November 2017 - Science of Art
December 2017 - 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