Donation Allows Perot Museum to Reduce Fees
Following a $5 million donation from Margot and Ross Perot, the Perot Museum has reduced the price of admission for first responders, active-duty and veteran military members, and underserved families and schoolchildren.
The donation from the Perot’s was made to further expand exposure to STEM for locals, and increase financial aid for field trips, lab education, and outreach.
“The Perot Museum’s mission is to inspire minds through nature and science. Igniting a passion for discovery is key to encouraging and developing our future leaders,” said Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott chief executive officer at the Perot Museum. “Research shows that informal STEM experiences like visits to a museum are where most lifetime science learning occurs. It has long been our dream to expand accessibility to those experiences, and this incredible gift from Mr. and Mrs. Perot will help make that possible.”
General admission and admission to traveling exhibitions will now be available for $1 to individuals and families enrolled in qualified state and federally supported assistance programs.
General admission for military veterans, active-duty military personnel, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics/EMTs will now be free. Immediate family members of these individuals will receive $3 off the price of general admission.
The changes to the admissions pricing will be available year round.
“The Museum was built with a vision to be experienced and enjoyed by everyone,” said Mr. and Mrs. Perot. “We’re delighted this gift will open doors and make this world-class museum accessible to all children and adults along with those who so bravely serve and protect our community and our country.”