The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Event Chairs Sylvia E. Cespedes & Hernan J.F. Saenz, III and Meredith & Mark Plunkett and Honorary Chairs Sharon & Kip Tindell invite you to explore:


Night at the Museum
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Reserve Now
Benefiting the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Satiate your senses through an evening of exploration. Join us as we uncover the intriguing, fascinating, and mysterious – the wonders of nature’s camouflage, mind-bending optical illusions, technology that pushes the limits of what is possible, and tools of espionage from the past, present, and future. Pair these experiments and encounters with food that will have you questioning the boundaries of culinary possibilities.

Schedule of Events


VIP Pre-Party

Be transported into a private lounge with a premium bar, exclusive food offerings, unique activities and entertainment and the chance to experience a sneak peek of all the party has to offer.

Exclusive to Hosts and Guests at the $12,500 Geode Level and Higher

Main Party

Uncover mysteries around every corner. Enjoy captivating live entertainment, a progressive dinner throughout each level of the Museum, interactive science demonstrations, and exclusive opportunities to get your hands on state-of-the-art technology.

After Party

Dance the night away as we bring the lights down and turn the music up! Enjoy late-night treats, a full bar and live music.


Videos and Photos from Last Year's
Night at the Museum Elevate


The Perot Museum is grateful for generous support from
our Underwriters, Donors, and contributors like you.

Presenting Sponsors

  • Margot & Ross Perot
  • Lyda Hill
  • The Moody Foundation

Dinosaur Sponsors

  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • The Hoglund Foundation
  • Sharon and Kip Tindell

Pre-Party Sponsor

Automotive Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Featured Elixir

The Vault Lounge Sponsor

Planet level

  • Lyda Hill
  • Margot & Ross Perot
  • The Moody Foundation
  • Highland Capital Management

Dinosaur level

  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • The Hoglund Foundation
  • Sharon and Kip Tindell

Turbine level

  • American Airlines
  • Diane and Hal Brierley
  • Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
  • Suzanne Perot and Patrick K McGee
  • Katherine and Michael Phillips
  • Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.
  • Carolyn and Karl Rathjen
  • Katherine and Eric Reeves
  • Atmos Energy and Robert W. Best Charitable Giving Fund

Geode level

  • The Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation
  • Bain & Company
  • David B. Miller Family Foundation
  • Emily and David Corrigan and Robie and Fallon Vaughn
  • Gene & Jerry Jones
  • John and Rusty Jaggers
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • Edward W. Rose III Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
  • Mac & Cassie McFarland
  • NTT Data Services
  • Petrocap
  • The Rosewood Corporation
  • Gail and Jim Spann
  • Jean H. and John T. Walter, Jr. Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas

Robot level

  • Lucy and Michael Brittian
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Mollie Crow
  • Dallas Safari Club
  • Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Gault and Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Gunby
  • Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
  • Al G. Hill, Jr.
  • Cathey and Don Humphreys
  • Kroger
  • Make It Count Family Foundation
  • Libby and Murray McCabe
  • Dr. John and Cecilia Morgan/Katie Morgan and Aaron Michelsohn
  • The M.O.B. Family Foundation
  • Caitlin and Akers Moore
  • NRG Energy
  • OsteoMed LLC
  • Katherine and Bob Penn
  • REDLEE/SCS, Inc.
  • Catherine and Will Rose
  • Nicole and Justin Small
  • The Baldridge Foundation
  • Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

Microscope level

  • Linda Abraham-Silver
  • Marcia and Bob Ackerman
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Peggy and Richard Allison
  • Anonymous
  • Sheila and Dave Beuerlein
  • BBVA Compass
  • Sarah and Sam Bloom
  • Children's Health
  • The Catherine A. Corrigan Fund of the Dallas Foundation
  • Sherri and Alan Darver
  • Betsy and Richard Eiseman
  • Emkay Industries, Inc.
  • Deborah Deitsch-Perez and Steven Goldfine
  • GFF
  • Heather and Christopher Gilker
  • Robyn and Andrew Gould
  • GuideIT
  • Linda and Mitch Hart
  • Kim and Greg Hext
  • Hillwood Urban
  • Hunton & Williams, L.L.P.
  • The Men and Women of Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
  • Husch Blackwell, L.L.P.
  • Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  • Melissa and Reagan Jensen
  • KPMG L.L.P.
  • The Lamplighter School
  • Allyson and Hays Lindsley
  • Locke Lord L.L.P.
  • Luther King Capital Management
  • Dr. Bobby B. Lyle
  • Sharon and Tom Meurer
  • Susan and Bill Montgomery
  • Lark and J. C. Montgomery, Jr.
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Perry Street Communications, LLC
  • Gail and Bill Plummer
  • Meredith and Mark Plunkett
  • Radiology Associates of North Texas
  • Royce Ramey and Aimee Williams-Ramey
  • Jennifer and Andy Scripps
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Paige and Clayton Shafer
  • Judy and Neil Smiley
  • SMU Lyle School of Engineering
  • St. Mark's School of Texas
  • Roy and Judy Gurley Charitable Foundation
  • Lisa and John Rocchio
  • Jason Schmidt and Rachel Rucker-Schmidt
  • The Sister Fund Inc
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern
  • Ms. Mary K. Suhm
  • Dr. and Mrs. Dale Swift
  • Mike and Mary Terry
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Williams Family Foundation

Additional Supporters

  • Anonymous
  • Seth and Susannah Bame
  • Heather and Ray Balestri
  • Ms. Albertina Cisneros and Mr. Juan Pascual
  • EARTHx
  • Tim Griffith
  • Colleen and David Hayes
  • April and Grayson Jenkins
  • Ashley and Elliot Jeter
  • Lisa and Peter Kraus
  • Kathryn Lake
  • The Honorable Mrs. Morgan Meyer
  • Mr. Hill Perot
  • Ann D. Reed
  • Niña and Trevor Tollett
  • Scott Turner

Host Committee

The Perot Museum would like to recognize
our Host Committee.

  • Wasan and Kasim Alfalahi
  • Seth & Susannah Bame
  • Bridgett and Alexis Barbier-Mueller
  • Sheila and Dave Beuerlein
  • Sarah and Sam Bloom
  • Diane and Hal Brierley
  • Kate and Lane Britain
  • Lucy and Michael Brittian
  • Kelly Compton
  • Catherine Corrigan
  • Emily and David Corrigan
  • Marena and Roger Gault
  • Heather and Chris Gilker
  • Robyn and Andrew Gould
  • Carolyn and Loren Greaves
  • Cathey and Don Humphreys
  • Rusty and John Jaggers
  • April and Grayson Jenkins
  • Melissa and Reagan Jensen
  • Kathryn Lake
  • Chad and Anna Sara Lavender
  • Peter Lynch
  • Taylor and Jeb Mason
  • Libby and Murray McCabe
  • Cassie and Mac McFarland
  • Suzanne and Patrick McGee
  • Keana and The Honorable Morgan Meyer
  • Virginia and Ben Mimmack
  • Raamel Mitchell
  • Caitlin and Ackers Moore
  • Tori and Ross Mulford
  • Mr. and Mrs. Juan Manuel Pascual
  • Hill Perot
  • Royce Ramey and Aimee Williams-Ramey
  • Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
  • Meredith and Mark Plunkett
  • Royce Ramey and Aimee Williams-Ramey
  • Carolyn and Karl Rathjen
  • Katherine and Eric Reeves
  • Sylvia E. Cespedes and Hernan J. Saenz III
  • Josie and Carl Sewell
  • Elizabeth and Bart Showalter
  • Camille and Earl Simpkins
  • Nicole and Justin Small
  • Kip and Sharon Tindell
  • Niña and Trevor Tollett
  • Scott Turner
  • Mimi and Bill Vanderstraaten
  • Julie and Jacob Walter
  • Abby and Todd Williams
  • Linda and Ken Wimberly
  • Lindsey and Michael Wisenbaker

The list is current as of November 9, 2017.


Night at the Museum
Frequently Asked Questions

Is the event sold out? Can I still buy a package?

Packages are available at all levels! For more information, please call 214.756.5729.

When and where is the event?

The event is Saturday, November 11, 2017. The invitation-only Pre-Party (for packages $12,500 and above) is from 6-7pm. The Main Party begins at 7pm and the After Party (included at all levels) is from 9pm-midnight.

I bought a package, but cannot attend/do not plan to use all of my spots. What now?

Thank you for your contribution! You may donate your package back to the Perot Museum to make your gift 100% tax-deductible. Please call 214.756.5729 for more information.

What is the attire?

Event attire is cocktail. Most women wear a short dress and most men wear a dark suit.

Where do I park?

Event valet is complimentary and is accessible from Field Street (see below map).

If you prefer to self-park, you may do so in the Museum’s lot underneath Woodall Rodgers. Valet hang tags for you and your guests will be mailed around November.

Do you have a coat check?

Yes! The coat check is just inside the main entrance. Also, you may check your shoes in exchange for a comfortable pair of complimentary flats in the main lobby beginning at 8:30pm.

Will there be food?

There is no formal seated dinner, but there is plenty of delectable food, bars and casual seating available on each of the Museum’s five levels.

Is the Journey to Space traveling exhibition open during the event?

Yes! The exhibit will be open until 9pm and is available to all event guests.

May I bring children?

No, this event is strictly 21 and up.

I have additional questions. Who can I call?

You may call the Development Office at 214.756.5729.

Do I need tickets for my guests?

No, there are no event tickets. Your name and the names of your guests will be on a list at check in.

What happens at the party?

There is an invitation-only Pre-Party (for packages $12,500 and above) from 6-7pm on the Lower Level. The Main Party is from 7-9pm and takes place throughout the Museum. Guests are welcome to explore the Museum’s exhibit halls, filled with to new and exciting interactives and experiences that correspond to this year’s theme of Elevation. Guests are also invited to see the Perot Museum’s exhibition, Journey to Space. Additionally, there will be culinary treats and fabulous cocktails and bars on every floor. The After Party is from 9pm-midnight in the Main Lobby and includes a live party band, late night snacks, dancing and more!