Visitors stream into Perot museum in first month

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Associated Press

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 2 at 6:04 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Visitors have been flocking to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science since it opened a month ago.

The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/10HtJzv ) reports that by midday Monday, 116,000 visitors had passed through the museum since its Dec. 1 opening. The museum also sold 12,000 memberships in December.

Attendance numbers could have been much higher, but a system limits the number of visitors. Most days during the holiday, those without tickets have been greeted with signs informing them that the entire day is sold out.

The newspaper reports that while museum leaders have avoided attendance projections, some have hinted that they hope for a million visitors the first year. Monday's numbers would put the museum on a pace to surpass that.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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