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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.

Featured Film | Back to the Future, 1985
7-9pm | Theater
1980s teenager Marty McFly is transported back in time to 1955 in a modified DeLorean car where he accidentally changes the course of history. Follow his adventure on the big screen as he corrects history and finds his way back to the future.

Ongoing Activities 7-9pm 

FTC Robot Demo
Join the Technicbots, a FIRST Tech Challenge team as they explain the physics behind their competition robot and see their robot in action. 

Physics Activities with the UNT Society of Physics Students
Explore the science of physics with the UNT Society of Physics Students as they showcase their fun and exciting physics experiments. 

Gravity
Learn how gravity keeps the Earth in orbit around the sun as you explore orbits with our gravity well.

Friction
Learn how a car’s wheels affects its speed, and lift a bottle of rice using a single chopstick as you explore the science of friction.

Inertia
Explore Newton’s first law of motion with this quick challenge using a plastic bottle and hex nut.

Density
Discover the science of density and its real-world applications with density blocks and Cartesian divers.

Energy
Explore kinetic and potential energy by creating a popsicle stick chain reaction.

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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Robotics

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

Featured Presentation: 
Building R2-D2 with Trent White 
7:15pm | Level 2, Activity Station
If you have ever been interested in having your own droid, this presentation is for you! Experience a short demonstration on one way to build your own full-size rolling and beeping R2-D2 unit. 

Ongoing Activities | 7-9pm 

VEX Robot Arena
Join representatives from VEX Robotics and build and drive your own robots.

Coding for Tots 
Our younger guests can try their hand at coding with this fun caterpillar who has interchangeable parts. 

Code a Bee 
Learn about the process of coding as you direct these fun little bee bots across the table. 

Scribble Bots 
Not all robots have to be high tech. Create a work of art using a robot that scribbles. 

Little Bits 
What can you create with these electronic building blocks? 

Ozobots 
Check out these tiny robots that follow certain color-coded tracks, and create your own path for the robot to follow. 

Robotic Dinosaurs 
Meet these amazing little dinosaurs and see if you can train them to walk, eat, and more! 

Do You Think… Robots will Take Over the World? 
Do you think robots could take over the world like they do in some science fiction movies? Participate in a brief poll answering this question. 

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!