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Come enjoy Memorial Day weekend at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science with new 3D films, curiously cool science demos and activities, quirky collections and more Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30.

Making its Dallas debut Friday, National Parks Adventure 3D (narrated by Robert Redford) will take audiences on an off-trail tour of the country’s most beautiful untamed wilderness. Celebrating the National Park Service centennial, the film offers an action-packed expedition through Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Also opening Friday, Flying Monsters 3D recounts the fascinating story of prehistoric pterosaurs (ter-uh-sawrs) and how they were able to soar (some with wingspans as long as modern jets).

Plus the Perot Museum’s first fully self-curated exhibition, Eye of the Collector, brings together everything from quirky and sporty items to ancient artifacts. Highlights include 900 PEZ dispensers, a fedora worn by Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, original Star Wars movie props, a towering skeleton of an extinct cave bear, a mastodon jaw that belonged to Thomas Jefferson and much more.

From May 27-30, daily “science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, science trivia and other drop-in activities will take place at select times throughout the Museum, plus kids 5 and under can enjoy art activities in the Moody Family Children’s Museum until 3 p.m.

Beginning Memorial Day (May 30), 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) through Labor Day. In addition, everyone can take advantage of $10 Museum general admission from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (from May 30-Sept. 2), including First Thursday Late Nights.

Also enjoy extra hours of discovery this summer! The Perot Museum stays open until 6 p.m. beginning Friday (May 27).

For more info and to purchase tickets in advance, go to perotmuseum.org/summer


**Museum general admission is $19 for adults (18-64), $13 for seniors (65+) and $12 for youth (2-17). Museum general admission is always free for members. Admission to the theater is $6 for a short film (20 minutes) and $8 for a long film (40 minutes). For members, admission to the theater is $5 (short film) and $6 (long film). Films and general admission for children under 2 is free.