Instant Live 8: Perot Museum welcomes Recycle Reef and Plastiki

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by Colleen Coyle

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Posted on July 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 10 at 10:52 AM

DALLAS - The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has North Texas covered with new and exciting summertime activities for all ages! From eco-friendly exhibits to 3D films, visitors can choose from an array of programs that will keep them coming back throughout the summer. The museum is also offering extended hours to help visitors beat the heat!

Two new exhibits raising awareness of recycling are Recycle Reef and the Plastiki.

Recycle Reef:
The Perot Museum has welcomed the temporary exhibit Recycle Reef which allows visitors to participate in constructing an underwater-themed exhibit using recyclable materials that are provided at the museum. This exhibit brings "going green" to the next level with its interactive and hands-on presentation. Recycle Reef will teach participants the impact of recycling while creating their own recyclable masterpieces.

Recycle Reef will run through August 25, 2013 in the Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones Exhibition Hall on the lower level of the museum. 

The Plastiki:
The Plastiki has also made its home at the Perot Museum through September 9, 2103. The 60-foot catamaran is made out of 12,500 recycled bottles and other biodegradable products. The boat made headlines back in 2010 when it sailed 8,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Syndey, Australia. The goal was to raise awareness to the pounds and pounds of plastic waste that has been thrown into the ocean as well as inspire people to reduce their plastic footprint.

The Perot Museum will also offer 3D films and summer programs. For more information about these programs as well as hours and ticket prices, visit http://www.perotmuseum.org/.

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