|Kelly Compton, Margot Perot, Ross Perot, Nicole G. Small, Carolyn Perot Rathjen and Forrest Hoglund|
The $185-million Perot Museum was designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his California-based firm Morphosis Architects. The building itself was created to be a “living” example of engineering, sustainability and technology at work. There are five floors of public space featuring 11 permanent exhibit halls, including a state-of-the art exhibit hall designed to host world-class traveling exhibitions, and a children’s museum complete with outdoor play space/courtyard. The museum also features a theater, café, retail store and one-acre science park.
John Pickett and Regina Bruce | Don and Barbara Daske
|Patti Broyles, Debra Nelson, Gary Cogill and Hayley Hamilton|
In the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall, a towering Columbian mammoth specimen commands this scene of ice-age Texas, giving visitors the opportunity to get to know some of the mega-fauna that once lived in this ancient environment. Visitors learn about the ice age cycles and consider why much of the mega-fauna went extinct.
|Scott Passaglia of the MAAS Ensemble plays Drumbrellas to entertain the crowd|
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
photos courtesy of Bob Manzano