The Science of Guinness World Records Exhibit at the Perot Museum

The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition
Perot Museum
March 6 – September 6, 2021

Discover the marvels of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their triumphs when the Science of Guinness World Recordsexhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, makes its U.S. debut at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

A Family-Friendly Experience

EYE OF THE COLLECTOR EXHIBITION Perot

You and your family will learn what it takes to crash through these seemingly impossible ceilings, the physical and mental thresholds humans possess, and the scientific principles that explain their awe-inspiring feats. Dozens of engaging exhibits – from the largest Pac-Man videogame to reaction competitions, speed drumming, and a dance-a-thon – will challenge and encourage all ages to go behind the scenes and discover the discipline driving these fascinating accomplishments. 

From the smallest stop-motion film (hint: it’s measured in nanometers) to the most drumbeats in one minute (2,400 beats or 40 beats per second!) to the longest mustache ever (14 feet) and the most consecutive pinky pull-ups (36), exhibition goers can discover some of the most astonishing record titles with opportunities to challenge themselves and others in pursuit of their own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS glory.

Fun Interactive Exhibits

Interactive exhibits – including reaction, hang time and balance challenges, speed tag, hoop-it-up basketball, experiments, puzzles, fast fists punching walls, memory tests, a kid’s zone, and more – will help visitors elicit an understanding of their body, how it responds under distress, and how it focuses and endures. Before exploring, guests can create their own username and digital avatar to track their progress on leaderboards throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition also celebrates some of the quirkier GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holders – from bubble-blowers to stackers of cups, wine glasses, and even bowling balls! Plus, visitors can check out intriguing artifacts such as the smallest handmade chess set and the paper used in the most times to fold a piece of paper attempt. Kids can crawl through the capybara (i.e. the largest rodent) house, while all ages can walk through the tallest man’s door or try to squeeze through the smallest couple’s door.

What we’re hoping to do with The Science of Guinness World Records is show people that as shocking as these accomplishments are, it’s not magic. It’s science. If one person can achieve the incredible, so can you,” said Corcoran. “We want to inspire people of all ages to throw out their limiting beliefs and push themselves to achieve what the world tells them is impossible.”

The Science of Guinness World Records is co-produced by Science North and Ripley’s Entertainment, the entertainment and edutainment company founded by the great Robert Ripley.

Perot Museum Health Requirements

To ensure the safety of guests and preserve social-distancing protocols, The Science of Guinness World Records will open with limited capacity. As is done throughout the Museum, interactive exhibits will be disinfected regularly, hand sanitizer stations will be available, and guests ages 3 and older will be required to wear masks or some form of face covering.

  • Guests should not visit the Museum if sick.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet (or the average length of one velociraptor) will be reinforced through abundant signage and staff encouragement (does not apply to families or groups that come together).

Museum Hours. General hours of operation for the Perot Museum are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Note Spring Break hours: The Perot Museum will open from Thursday, March 4, through Sunday, March 21, with extended hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday (close at 5 p.m. March 13 and 14). Member-only mornings. From 9-10 a.m. every Saturday and 10-11 a.m. every Sunday, members can enjoy exclusive access to the Perot Museum. Check perotmuseum.org for the latest hours including other special holiday hours.

Museum Ticket Info. General admission is $20 for adults (13-64), $13 for youth (2-12) and $18 for seniors (65+). Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free. 

The Science of Guinness World Records requires a surcharge of $8 for adults (13-64) and seniors (65+), $6 for youth (2-12) and free for children under 2. Member tickets for The Science of Guinness World Records are $5 for all age levels. Tickets are timed entry and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid sellouts, visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase advanced tickets at perotmuseum.org. Prices are subject to change.

The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Museum general admission is free for members, and annual membership starts at $95. For ticket information, parking maps and other details visit www.perotmuseum.org.

Something Grim(m) is happening at the Dallas Theater Center

Something Grimm
March 18 – April 4, 2021

A creative journey inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales takes place around the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. This unique outdoor tale opens on March 18! 

This production will include comic strips, pop-up storybooks, as well as pre-recorded video and audio elements. It culminates in a unique moment at the end requiring each audience member to make a moral choice based on the impact of the fairytale they have just witnessed. Something Grim(m) was created specifically for this cast and this location. The varied storytelling components and guiding narrative make for a truly distinctive experience.

Dallas Theater Center Performance Information

  • There will be NO physical tickets. Your name or your guests will be at Will Call. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to check-in. All performances start on time; if you are late, you will have to wait for the next group.
  • The performance will begin in the Lexus Silver Parking Garage. Parking in the Lexus Silver Garage will be FREE. The entrance is located on Jack Evans, off of Ross Ave. If you choose to park elsewhere, you can enter the garage from the elevator or stairs located at the corner or Jack Evans and Flora, near Moody Performance Hall
  • You must check-in with the Ticket Table once you arrive in the garage.
  • It will take guests about 40 minutes to complete the outdoor tour.
  • This is an outdoor event. We recommend wearing weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear.
  • Restrooms and access to the Wyly Theatre will not be available.
  • Service animals are always welcome; food and drink are not permitted.
  • If you would like an additional feature for this experience, you can pre-download the Dallas Theater Center App. This is new for Dallas Theater Center and completely optional.
The safety of you and the staff is highly important. Dallas Theater Center’s COVID compliance officers are ensuring protocols are up to date with local, state, and CDC safety recommendations. 
All audience members are required to wear masks during the entire experience, and social distancing must be maintained.
Get your tickets now for Something Grim(m!
Box Office representatives are available to assist you:
by email at ticketing@dallastheatercenter.org  (best method of contact)
by phone: Tues-Sat, 10-6 pm
by chat through the website: Tues-Sat, 10-6 pm

Dallas Blooms: America the Beautiful

Southwest festival features 500,000 flowers at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. It has been named one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South” by Southern Living

Dallas Blooms
February 20 to April 11, 2021
Dallas Arboretum

America the Beautiful

With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers, and special events.  Known for its artistic horticulture floral displays, the Dallas Arboretum has created three areas that are perfect for family photos and selfies: 

  • A large American flag in a raised bed 
  • America the Beautiful large arched topiary letters in front of a beautiful floral display 
  • A succulent photo wall with daffodil and hyacinth inlays at each entrance 
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