Meerkats And Sea Monsters At The Perot Science Museum
Only a few more days of anticipation before the jolly old guy in the big red coat makes his annual visit. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty excited. No…..I’m not talking about Uncle Joe, I’m talking about Santa Claus of course! By the way, if Uncle Joe needs a place to stay while he’s visiting, send him our way. Call now for reservations at the Dallas Love Field Ramada Hotel and we’ll take good care of good old Uncle Joe.
By this time, we’ve all been to our share of Christmas parties, luncheons at work, happy hours and family get togethers to last a lifetime. If you feel the need to do something not remotely resembling Christmas but still fun and educational, you must stop in at the new Perot Science Museum and see what all the buzz is about.
The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science will stimulate your curiosity and regenerate your brain. The museum has five floors housing eleven permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games. The extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation.
One of the best things about the museum is its 297 seat, multimedia 3D theater. The whole family will enjoy the 60 minute presentation of “Meerkats” as it follows an extraordinary – not to mention adorable – family that stands just 12 inches tall. Discover how these tiny but strong creatures survive in the harsh desert, led by the family’s tenacious matriarch, Klinky. Her daunting task is to both protect the offspring she has as well as produce more pups to ensure the family’s survival for generations to come. Together, this family of 20 will battle a rival gang to protect their territory, their pups and their lives as they also contend with the desolate environment which is their home.
Also playing is the 60 minute presentation of “Sea Monsters”. This short film follows the discovery of strange bones in a muddy Kansas river bank and the investigation into the mystery buried in time. You’ll travel back to the Late Cretaceous period where the sea was denominated by giant marine reptiles, some as large as present day whales. Mixing ultra-realistic 3-D computer animation and live action recreations of actual paleontological digs, this is a must see film for all ages.
As I’ve said before, there’s never a shortage of fun and entertaining things to do in Dallas, even after the Holidays are a distant memory.