ONE OF THE TOP ATTRACTIONS NEAR OUR HOTEL IN DALLAS
HISTORY/ABOUT – PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
Almost five years of anticipation and planning, the collaborative efforts of numerous visionaries finally came to fruition when the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened its doors on December 1, 2012. With the goal of inspiring minds through nature and science, the museum is a place where families can learn together and explore the vast mysteries of science that still have yet to be discovered.
The building design was created by world famous architect Thom Mayne and his team of over 40 architects and designers. The 180,000 sq. ft. facility has quickly become one of the boldest pieces of architectures in Dallas. The building’s unique exterior is made up of 656 textured precast concrete panels, totaling 4 million pounds.
Sustainability has always been on the forefront of not only the information and exhibits within the museum, but also the building itself. The building has a rainwater collection system filling two 25,000-gallon cisterns. The building’s water is heated by solar panels. The design allows natural light to flow into rooms and thus rely less on artificial lighting. The building materials also include recycled and locally sourced materials.
-Perot Museum of Nature and Science near our Wingate hotel in Dallas
EXPLORING, IMAGINING, AND ENVISIONING
The Perot Museum has 11 permanent exhibit halls that allow families to discover the many wonders of nature and science. The sports hall lets you get active as you learn about the body in motion. The Life Hall celebrates the complexities of all organisms big and small and how they adapt to their living environments. Other exhibits include the gem and mineral hall, the dynamic Earth hall and the expanding universe hall. Wherever you find yourself, it is guaranteed to spark your imagination and leave you full of information about the exciting world that we live in. There are also a number of temporary exhibits that are on display at the museum. There is also a 298 seat state of the art theater with the most cutting edge digital projection and sound system that features many educational films and documentaries.
Whether you are coming to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science from near or far, be sure book your stay at the Wingate by Wyndham hotel in Dallas. The convenient location provides easy access to all major highways and is a short distance away from downtown Dallas. The hotel features a complimentary shuttle to and from DFW Airport as well as free wi-fi in every room. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will greet you each morning as you enjoy your hot breakfast and get your day started.
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