Forensics, mind tricks, mirages and more!Â The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will host its annualÂ Night at the MuseumÂ gala â€“ themedÂ Intrigue â€“Â on Saturday, Nov. 11.Â Mind-manipulatingÂ play-and-party activities, mysterious foods and quirky cocktails from Wolfgang Puck Catering,Â live entertainment, a VIP pre-party, post-party dancing and more will conspire on all five levels of the Perot Museum.Â
Event co-chairs areÂ Sylvia E. Cespedes and Hernan J.F. Saenz, IIIÂ andÂ Meredith and Mark Plunkett,Â and honorary chairs areÂ Sharon and Kip Tindell. Presenting sponsors areÂ Highland Capital Management, Lyda Hill, Margot and Ross Perot, andÂ The Moody Foundation.
At the â€œtop-secretâ€Â 6 p.m.Â pre-party reception, step back in time to â€œThe Vaultâ€ where a Sherlock Holmes-esque setting comes complete with a clandestine entrance, vintage dÃ©cor, edible evidence and speakeasy bartenders. Good eats will include masami ranch wagyu beef, French â€œoestraâ€ caviar, wild chanterelles and other cuisine exclusive to VIP ticketholders.
With more than 1,000 guests expected to attend,Â Night at the MuseumÂ is nearly sold out. Remaining ticket packages start at $2,500 (for six guests).
Fascinating fun will include human mazes, lie detector tests, mirrored illusions, baffling botany, handwriting analysis and other spy-game surprises.Â And with Wolfgang Puck planning the menu, guests can expect a plethora of palatable bites and beverages â€“ all with a tricky twist â€“ including 3D food printing, blind food tastings and more. The menu includes delectables such as â€œsquid inkâ€ gnochetti and black truffles; homemade pimento cheese pretzels; Maine lobster horseradish panna cotta with spicy tomato and rainbow sorrel; plus a rotary evaporator station that extracts the taste â€“ but not the smell â€“ from distilled local apple cider.
Plus, party patrons can get a dose of cosmic fun at the Perot Museumâ€™s traveling exhibition â€“Â Journey to SpaceÂ â€“ featuringÂ two walk-through, rotating labs that let visitors â€œclimb aboardâ€ the International Space Station (ISS)Â DestinyÂ module. Visitors can launch a rocket, test gravity in a drop tower, control a robotic arm, and experience the sights, sounds and even smells, on board an orbiting space station.
For details, go toÂ perotmuseum.org/NATM.
Proceeds fromÂ Night at the MuseumÂ supportÂ our mission to inspire mindsÂ through nature and science by funding educational programming, student scholarships, Museum operations, traveling exhibitionsÂ and impactfulÂ research.