December 21 - January 5

Tech the Halls with “bots” of digitized holly as the Museum celebrates the joy of engineering this holiday season! From Dec. 21-Jan. 5, 2020, visitors can get techy with augmented reality (AR) robot hockey, polar pulleys, coat designing, snowflake races and more, plus chats with paleontologists as they unearth Arctic dinosaur fossils.

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Don't Miss the new TI Hall!

Engineering is in season at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science as the fan-favorite Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall has been recently renovated! Come see this newly reimagined hall now has a gigantic LED music sequencer, dueling robot challenges, a competitive ChallENGe Lab, “North Texas Innovator Timeline,” Amazing Airways wind tunnel and more.

Presented in English and Spanish, the reimagined hall celebrates the science that makes the world tick.

Daily Activities

Hall LL
"Ice" Block Build and Balance: Explore simple machines to balance different weights and test your polar construction skills in this engineering activity.

Hall L1
Frosty Designs: Create your own snowflake to see how shape, design, and structure affect the speed at which it falls. Compete against other snowflake designs to see which falls the quickest and the slowest.

Hall L2 - Bio
Winter Weaving: Try your hand at weaving fabrics in this group art project.

Weather-Ready Robots: Environmet too harsh for humans? Send in these robots inspired by real animals to get the job done!

Tools for Survival: Explore how humans, chimpanzees and other living things make tools and use them to survive challenging situations.

Hall L2 - Eng
Robot Hockey:  Challenge a robot that uses  AR (augmented reality) to play air hockey. Find out how robots use sensors, motors, and processors the same way we use our eyes, muscles, and brains.  

Hall L3
Keepin' It Cool: Design a "coat" for a frozen mini-water bottle using material(s) of your choice. Then test the success of your design by connecting it to a thermal camera that measures material conduction and visually displays results.

Hall L4
Feathers and Frocks: Feathers aren't just for flying! Explore the science behind one of nature's best insulators and how humans have mimicked the downy coats of our fine feathered friends.

Arctic Paleo Chats: Come talk with an Engagement Specialist and find out about the Arctic dinosaur fossils they're working on in the Lab now! At 10:30am, 11:30am and 1pm.

 

Weekend Activities

Hall L2 - Bio
Survival Robots: See live crawling animals and interact with robots inspired by them

Tooling: Explore how humans, chimpanzees and other living things make tools and use them to survive challenging situations.

Hall L4
Function of Feathers: Not just for flying! Explore the science behind one of nature's best insulators and how humans have mimicked the downy coats of our fine feathered friends.

 Paleo Chats: Come talk with an Engagement Specialist and find out about the Arctic dinosaur fossils they're working on in the Lab now!

Chef Inspired Activities in the Lobby 

Transferring States of Chocolate-11am to 2pm
December 21 –Watch the states of matter in cooking using Chocolate to create molds, cups, bags! Come see chocolate move from a solid to a liquid and back again helps in creating different dishes.

The Art of Pasta Making-11am to 2pm
December 28–Come see the science of making pasta with our world class Pasta machine from old world to modern tips. Fresh pasta will be for sale in the lobby for your New Years Celebration

Holiday Hours

 

Christmas Eve

Tuesday 12/24

Close at 3pm 

Christmas Week

Thursday 12/26–
Sunday 01/05*


Open 'til 6pm – Last exhibit entry: 5pm

Member-only one hour before public open
*12/31 – close at 5pm

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