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Night at the Museum

November 9, 2019
Supporting the Perot Museum has never been more thrilling.
Save the date for an extravagant evening of exploration and surprises with engaging experiences, exquisite food, and enticing cocktails. Experience amaze-your-brain fun while providing crucial financial support that will sustain and strengthen the Museum’s mission. 

RESERVE YOUR PACKAGE

 

2019 Honorary Chair
Mary McDermott Cook

2019 Event Chairs
Marlene & John Sughrue

Reserve Your Package

Planet

$100,000 • 25 guests

Dinosaur

$50,000 • 20 guests

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Turbine

$25,000 • 16 guests

Geode

$12,500 • 10 guests

 

Robot

$6,000 • 10 guests

Gem

$3,000 • 6 guests

For more information and to support the event, contact:

Kelcey Hamilton 
Director of Individual Giving 
214.756.5808
kelcey.hamilton@perotmuseum.org

 

Boski Sharma
Director of Corporate Programs
214.756.5733
boski.sharma@perotmuseum.org

Schedule of Events

VIP Pre-Party | 6-7pm
Start the party with a high-energy experience exclusive for our VIPs. Get a sneak peek of the party with a taste of unique food offerings, cocktails, activities, and entertainment. 

 

Main Event | 7-9pm
Every level of the Museum is packed with captivating live entertainment, libations, a progressive dinner, interactive science demonstrations, and exclusive opportunities to get hands-on with state-of-the-art technology.

After Party | 9pm-midnight
Get ready to dance the night away when the lights go down and the music goes up! Keep the celebrations going with late-night treats, a full bar, live music by Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra, and dancing. 

Sponsors

Catering Sponsor

Wolfgang Puck

 

Media Sponsor

Paper City Magazine

Premier Automotive Sponsor

Sewell Automotive Companies

Underwriters

Planet $100,000

Lyda Hill
Margot Perot

Dinosaur $50,000

Balfour Beatty Construction
The Hoglund Foundation

Turbine $25,000

Cassie and Mac McFarland
GenOn Energy
Highland Capital Management
Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Carolyn and Karl Rathjen
Deedie Rose

 

Geode $12,500

Petrocap, LLC/Lane and Kate Britain
Jill Bee and Loren Glasser
Costello Family Foundation/Emily and David Corrigan
John and Rusty Jaggers
Dr. John and Cecilia Morgan/Katie Morgan and Aaron Michelsohn
Jean H. and John T. Walter, Jr. Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Royce Ramey and Aimee Williams-Ramey/Tolleson Wealth Management
The Rosewood Foundation
The Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation

Robot $6,000

Bank of Texas
Linda and Steve Blasnik
Michael and Lucy Brittian
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Cooper
Dallas Safari Club
Eiseman Families, Eiseman Jewels NorthPark Center
Roger & Marena Gault / Robert & Lauralee Gunby
Ann and Lee Hobson
The Hockaday School
Donald and Cathey Humphreys
Luther King Capital Management
OsteoMed LLC
Robert and Katherine Penn
REDLEE/SCS, Inc.
Catherine and Will Rose

Gem $3,000

Cardinal Investment Company, Inc.
Children's Health
Betsy & Quinn Crousen, Mary & Robert Potter, Lee Bailey
GFF
Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer
Eiseman Families, Eiseman Jewels NorthPark Center
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Betsy and Richard Eiseman
Karen and Alan Katz
KPMG LLP
Locke Lord LLP
CJ and Natalie Lorio
Sharon and Tom Meurer
Gail and Bill Plummer
Roy And Judy Gurley Charitable Foundation
Jason Schmidt and Rachel Rucker-Schmidt
Dr. Linda Silver
Nicole and Justin Small
St. Mark's School of Texas
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center
Sharon and Kip Tindell
Robie and Fallon Vaughn
Linda and Ken Wimberly

Donations

Anonymous (2)
Heather and Ray Balestri
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Barbara Sypult in honor of Mary McDermott Cook
Libby and Jeff Walter

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the event sold out? Can I still buy a package?

    Packages are available at all levels! For more information, please call 214.756.5808.

  2. When and where is the event?

    The event is Saturday, November 9, 2019. The invitation-only Pre-Party (for packages $12,500 and above) is from 6-7pm. The Main Party begins at 7pm and the After Party (included at all levels) is from 9pm-midnight.

  3. I bought a package, but cannot attend/do not plan to use all of my spots. What now?

    Thank you for your contribution! You may donate your package back to the Perot Museum to make your gift 100% tax-deductible. Please call 214.756.5808 for more information.

  4. What is the attire?

    Event attire is cocktail. Historically, women wear a short dress and most men wear a dark suit.

  5. Where do I park?

    Event valet is complimentary and is accessible from Field Street (see below map).
    If you prefer to self-park, you may do so in the Museum’s lot underneath Woodall Rodgers. Valet hang tags for you and your guests will be emailed around November, if you’d like to use them, but are not required to park.

  6. Do you have a coat check?

    Of course we do – no need to cover that outfit all evening! The coat check is just inside the main entrance. Also, you may check your heels in exchange for a comfortable pair of complimentary flats in the main lobby beginning at 8:30pm.

  7. Will there be food?

    Calling all foodies! There is no formal seated dinner, but there is plenty of delectable food from Wolfgang Puck Catering, bars, and casual seating available on each of the Museum’s five levels.

  8. Is the traveling exhibition open during the event?

    Absolutely! The exhibit will be open until 9pm and is available to all event guests.

  9. May I bring children?

    This event is strictly 21 and up.

  10. I have additional questions. Who can I call?

    You may call the Development Office at 214.756.5808.

  11. Do I need tickets for my guests?

    No, we want this event to be as hassle free as possible! Your name and the names of your guests will be on a list at check in. Haven’t told us who you’re bringing yet? Email us at NightAtTheMuseum@perotmuseum.org.

  12. What happens at the party?

    The better question is: what ISN’T happening? We’ve got a fantastic evening planned where we’ve pulled out all the stops. There is an invitation-only Pre-Party (for packages $12,500 and above) from 6-7pm on the Lower Level. The Main Party is from 7-9pm and takes place throughout the Museum. Guests are welcome to explore the Museum’s exhibit halls, filled with new and exciting interactive experiences that correspond to this year’s theme. Guests are also invited to see the Perot Museum’s temporary exhibition. Additionally, there will be culinary treats and fabulous cocktails and bars on every floor. The After Party is from 9pm-midnight where you can rock the night away in the Main Lobby and includes a live party band, late night snacks, dancing, and more!

All proceeds support the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and its mission to inspire minds through nature and science. Your donation is non-refundable. In the rare event that the gala is canceled, the Museum will consider your gift 100% tax-deductible.