Perot Museum of nature and science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has built a new 180,000 sf. facility in the Victory Park neighborhood of Dallas. The building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and his firm, Morphosis, will house exhibits in a cube-shaped structure with dramatic views of downtown Dallas.
Amaze Design has developed five new halls for the Museum in association with Group Delphi and Roto. The Discovering Life, Dynamic Earth, and Expanding Universe Halls focus on life and earth sciences and astronomy and present overviews of these fields from a systems science perspective. The Life: Then and Now Hall houses the museum’s extensive paleontological collection, featuring current and emerging research. And the Rose Hall of Birds features the Museum’s important library of bird-related books and manuscripts.
Exhibits are designed to showcase a mixture of playful interactives, immersive environments, and awe-inspiring multi-media presentations. The Museum is scheduled to open December 2012.
Size: 23,500 sf.
Architects: Morphosis Architects, Inc.