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Enjoyment & Art Meets Learning: Perot Museum of Art and Science in Dallas

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The Perot Museum of Art and Science in Dallas was designed by architect Thom Mayne, who is recognized for a layered architecture and won a Pritzker Prize in 2005. Breaking the traditional rules of form, the building includes a glass-enclosed elevator on its freeway side, and being a museum of art (as well as science), its design has some rather nice artistic features of its own. A landscaped roof space, unique angles formed with stone and glass, and 11 halls of exhibits make the Perot Museum of Art and Science interesting for both adults as well as children.

Enjoyment & Art Meets Learning: Perot Museum of Art and Science in Dallas

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Interactive displays, the use of multi-media, and exhibits which are simply fascinating and fun make up the pieces that attract thousands of visitors each year to this natural history and science facility. 3D films, special events, and hands-on activities are just some of the reasons kids enjoy their time here. Adults love it for themed presentations, comprehensive displays and information, and the overall experience they have when attending.

Enjoyment & Art Meets Learning: Perot Museum of Art and Science in Dallas

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With five floors featuring state-of-the-art computer and video animations, life-like simulations, interactive kiosks, and educational games, this captivating building, as well as its outdoor space, combine to form a “living science lesson,” giving those that visit it stimulating examples of technology, engineering, as well as conservation. A state-of-the-art traveling exhibit hall and education wing are housed in the lower level, along with an auditorium and the children’s museum (including a courtyard and outdoor play area). The plinth level of the museum is home not only its main lobby but also a 35-foot Malawisaurus fossil! Here there is also access to a roof deck and the museum Café, together with the 3D theatre and Museum Shop. And the entire building is fitted with energy-saving and natural sustainability features which are environmentally friendly, such as a rainwater collection system, solar-powered water heating, and LED lighting. A visit to the Perot Museum of Art and Science is really as much an exercise in enjoyment as it is in learning, and that’s what a public facility visit honestly should be.

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