Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is formerly the Dallas Museum of Natural History and the Science Place. Both institutions merged in 2006, bringing together two of Karen's favorite museums. Several of Karen's close friends and professional associates work for or with the Dallas Museum.
"The Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened just four months ago on December 1, 2012, but Dallas home owners have turned out in force, setting record attendance numbers in the opening months. Officials say that attendance is getting close to 550,000 people, and while they’re still working out the kinks to some degree, more than half a million visitors are enjoying the interactive experience and all that the museum has to offer.
Adds Nicole Small, CEO of the Perot Museum, 'We’ve been really surprised. When you do something like this, you hope people will come and that people will enjoy themselves. It supports our hypothesis that there’s a huge group of people eager to experience a place devoted to knowledge and science.' "