To our members and guests regarding spring school group traffic:
Save time and avoid the lines! Purchase your tickets online. We’ll even scan tickets straight from your smartphone at entry. Beginning in March and continuing through the school year, school group traffic at the Perot Museum is at its peak Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Thank you for your patronage and support while we educate the scientists of tomorrow!

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Powerhouse

The building that will launch a million dreams.

About the Building

  • The building has a 54-foot continuous-flow escalator contained in a 150-foot glass-enclosed tube-like structure.

  • The building contains 248 miles of electric cabling.

  • The building contains 950 stairs throughout the campus.

  • The building has five floors, 80% of which is public space.

  • The building’s outer skin is made up of 656 textured precast concrete panels, totaling 4 million pounds.

  • The building sits on a 4.7 acre site.

  • The building is 170 feet tall, equivalent to a 14-story building.

  • The building uses structural glass in the lobby that is supported by tensioned cables that hold 100,000 pounds of stress per square inch.

  • The building is easily accessible to public transportation including DART and is pedestrian and bike accessible via Katy Trail.

  • The building’s plinth roof is home to drought-tolerant plants that are native to Texas.

  • The building is 180,000 square feet.

  • The building features a 90 foot long stream that ends in a pond.

Sustainability Facts

  • The building’s irrigation and plumbing demands is met in the summer by recapturing air conditioning condensation.

  • The building materials include recycled and locally sourced materials.

  • The building’s furniture is made from wood taken from sustainable forests.

  • The building’s cube shape is more energy efficient than a rectangular building.

  • The building’s cafe uses reusable and biodegradable materials.

  • The building has light wells in the learning labs that allow natural light to fill to rooms and rely less on artificial lighting.

  • The building is located on an optimal site; it’s a former brownfield.

  • The building’s water is heated by solar panels.

  • The building uses drip irrigation, which is 90% efficient and 75% more efficient than sprinklers.

  • The building’s interior is lit by LEDs and natural sunlight, including skylights for street-level rooms.

  • The building has a rainwater collection system filling two 25,000-gallon cisterns.

In collaboration with consulting architect Good Fulton & Farrell, the Perot Museum is registered and working on three green-building accreditation programs: LEED, Green Globes and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.

The Location

Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Field Street

The Architect

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne

The Landscape

Meticulously designed by Talley and Associates

The Contractor

Dallas-based Balfour Beatty Construction