Let’s start 2018 off with a bang as we go back to the basics and explore all areas of science! Chemistry, biology, physics, zoology, geography, astronomy, botany, and more! Travel throughout the Museum and learn all about science as you engage with the exhibits, meet local scientists, participate in experiments, see live demonstrations, and share your own scientific inventions. Sip on a signature cocktail, dance the night away, and get ready to explore science at this experimental evening!
Featured Activity — Dr. Frankentstein’s Lab
Help us celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s «Frankenstein»! Perform experiments and engage in activities designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in the novel.
-Spark of Life
Create a battery from two kinds of metal and your own body.
Use common materials to make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery.
Tinker with circuits to build a bot that creates a piece of art.
Join a Perot Museum educator as they dissect real brains to examine the different external and internal features of this intricate organ.
Experience electricity like never before! Be shocked by our singing tesla coil, Van der Graaf generator, and other electricity demonstrations.
Uncover hidden messages using light, heat, and chemical reactions.
Explore the possibility of real-life invisibility cloaks created by mirrors, lenses, and prisms.
Check out this classic science experiment that explores density and buoyancy, and create your own diver to take home.
-The Wheel of Life
Learn about the birth of motion pictures and the science behind the zoetrope. From a single moving image to complex three-dimensional objects, learn how persistence of vision brings static objects to life.
You won’t believe your eyes when you witness these optical projections. Figure out how they work, and make your very own projector to amaze your friends.
-Window to the Wild
Meet live birds and speak with the people from Window to the Wild who rescue and save them.
How does a worm control its movement? How does it know to respond to a stimulus? Electricity! Measure a worm’s response to touch in this electric experiment.