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Plastiki, eco-friendly fun, extended hours and more at Perot Museum this summer - News-Telegram offers four tickets to subscribers

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DALLAS – This summer, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has plenty in store for stir-crazy kids and fun-seekers of all ages. From eco-friendly exhibits to 3D films to exciting events and an array of programs, visitors will have reasons galore for coming back time and time again.

    Recycle Reef will open exclusively to Museum members June 14 through June 16 and opens to the public June 17.
    The exhibit will be on interactive display through Aug. 25. Recycle Reef is free to members and requires a $2/person surcharge in addition to general exhibit admission for non-members.
    A lucky News-Telegram subscriber will receive four tickets for a visit during our giveaway. Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/myssnewscom for upcoming details.
    This summer the Perot Museum will welcome Recycle Reef, a temporary exhibit that will allow visitors to participate in building an underwater-themed exhibit using recyclable materials, and Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran made of 12,500 recycled bottles and other recyclable materials.
    “Whether this is your first visit or your 10th visit to the Perot Museum, this summer will offer plenty that’s new and exciting,” said Nicole G. Small, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum. “Ultimately, it is our hope that visitors will have a different experience every time they visit and want to come back again and again.”
    Recycle Reef, the Perot Museum’s temporary summer exhibit will allow visitors to actually participate in building an exhibit from the ground up. And by using recyclable materials, Recycle Reef will bring “being green” to a whole new level.
    Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran made of 12,500 2.5-liter plastic bottles and other biodegradable products, will make a summertime stop at the Perot Museum through Sept. 9.
    The Plastiki made international headlines in 2010 when it sailed 8,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney. The team’s ultimate mission was to draw attention to the 73.9 million pounds of plastic waste that has been dumped into oceans, while inspiring people to pledge to reduce their plastic footprint. Plastiki will be on display in the outdoor plaza. Viewing is free to all.
    Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D lets film goers witness the most powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in our solar system – from a relentless hurricane that’s raged on Jupiter for more than 400 years, to the electrical storms of Saturn’s “Storm Alley,” where lightning strikes are 100 times more powerful than those on Earth.
    Until Aug. 25, the Perot Museum will be open daily until 6 p.m. to offer visitors an additional hour of discovery from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday and from noon-6 p.m. Sunday.         
    General admission to the exhibit halls is $15 for adults (18-64), $12 for students (12-17) and seniors (65+), and $10 for children (2-11).
    For members, general exhibit hall admission is always free.         
    During the summer, admission to the theater is $5 for both members and non-members.
    Admission to Recycle Reef is free for members or requires a general exhibit admission ticket plus a $2 surcharge per person for non-members.
    General parking and handicap parking is available in the main Museum parking lot, a pay-to-exit lot located under Woodall Rodgers Freeway across from the Museum.
    Charter Memberships (personal and gift) are $45 for students, $65 for individuals, $80 for dual memberships, $100 for Family, $160 for Family Plus, and $200 for Family Plus Platinum. Patron level memberships also are available for $250 and up. For membership details, call 214-756-5751 or go to perotmuseum.org.
    From now through Aug. 25, the Perot Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. giving visitors an extra hour to explore and discover.
    All visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase/reserve tickets in advance at perotmuseum.org to avoid sell-outs and waiting in line.
    The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.   




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