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PEROT MUSEUM TO OFFER FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TO FAMILIES AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY, PLUS LAST CHANCE TO ENJOY MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED EXHIBITION, EXTENDED HOURS AND DISCOUNTS THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Hurricane Harvey refugees from multi-county region can receive free admission for up to seven family members through Sept. 30; daily science activities, demos and more happening daily during the three-day weekend, plus the country’s largest Maya exhibition, summer discounts and other complimentary admission programs end Sept. 4

DALLAS (Aug. 29, 2017) –The Perot Museum of Nature and Science near downtown Dallas is offering free admission to the families displaced by Hurricane Harvey. From now through Sept. 30, 2017, families who reside in the impacted multi-county region can receive complimentary general admission for up to seven family members. A proof of residency and photo ID are required. Find a list of qualifying counties and other details at perotmuseum.org/discounts.

And with school back in session and summer coming to an end for North Texans, the Perot Museum will celebrate Labor Day weekend with three fun-filled days. From Sept 2-4, guests can enjoy daily
“science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, science trivia and other drop-in activities at select times throughout the Museum, plus kids 5 and under can enjoy paper plate creations in the Moody Family Children’s Museum until 3 p.m.

It’s also the final weekend for Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, the largest exhibition about the Maya to ever tour the country (closing Labor Day). Visitors can d
ecipher hieroglyphs, build arches, learn cultural and architectural techniques, and explore an underworld cave, nearly 250 authentic artifacts, an ancient burial site, mural room and more. And there’s still time to catch this summer’s 3D films – including Dream Big 3D, Walking With Dinosaurs 3D and Wild Africa 3D.

It’s not too late to sign up for Saturday night’s Wild About the Perot Museum sleepover. Spots fill quickly.

Through Labor Day (Sept. 4), veterans, active and retired U.S. military personnel and first responders will receive complimentary general admission plus $3 off general admission for members of their immediate families (up to six family members). In addition, 
the Community Partners Ticket Program offers $1 general admission and $1 admission to Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed for guests who qualify based on need.

The Perot Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. through Labor Day. PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will be closed Sept. 5-7 for annual maintenance and will reopen with regular hours Sept. 8.

Parking is $10. Visitors can save $2 on general admission when purchasing online. For more info, go to perotmuseum.org/summer.

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About the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The top cultural attraction in Dallas/Fort Worth and a Michelin Green Guide three-star destination, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit educational organization located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, with campuses in Victory Park and Fair Park. With a mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the Perot Museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The 180,000-square-foot facility in Victory Park opened in December 2012 and is now recognized as the symbolic gateway to the Dallas Arts District. Future scientists, mathematicians and engineers will find inspiration and enlightenment through 11 permanent exhibit halls on five floors of public space; a children’s museum; a state-of-the art traveling exhibition hall; and The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience. Designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, the Victory Park museum has been lauded for its artistry and sustainability. To learn more, please visit
perotmuseum.org