Get Animated with ATEC Students and Faculty at the Perot Museum

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science  Social Science events provide a rare opportunity for guests ages 21 and up to experience everyday exhibits and exclusive programs in an adults-only atmosphere. So get ready to get hands on with an interactive exhibit on Friday, January 17.

From animal physiology to digital animation, there’s more to the science of motion than meets the eye. Join us for Social Science: Animated, where you’ll hear from Dr. Ed Lu, Chairman and CEO, B612 Foundation, and Former NASA Astronaut as he leads the charge to protect Earth from asteroid strikes. You’ll also get to try your hand at newly developed video games, learn a step or two from a hip-hop dance troupe, create your own zoetrope animated film, or speak your mind during a live dubbing session.

Check out the amazing video games created by Tiny Thumbs and UT Dallas Arts and Technology graduate students from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the museum lobby. Two members of the ATEC faculty will also present featured talks in the Hoglund Foundation Theater:,

Sounds of the Animal World
With Dr. Frank DuFour, Assistant Professor of Arts & Technology, University of Texas at Dallas
9:00 p.m.


Animation and Gaming
With Dr. Eric Farrar, Assistant Professor of Arts & Technology, University of Texas at Dallas
9:30 p.m.


View a complete list of activities and buy tickets on the Perot Museum website.