Only Texas stop for this highly popular traveling exhibition that challenges visitors to solve a puzzling crime with the legendary sleuth of Baker Street
DALLAS (April 29, 2015) – The game is afoot, but not for much longer! Just a few days remain for Sherlock Holmes fans to step back in time and solve a mystery using the tactics of the legendary Baker Street sleuth. On Sunday, May 10, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science comes to a close, much to the dismay of thousands who’ve embraced the highly popular traveling show. Presented in English and Spanish, the mystery-solving adventure transports visitors to 19th-century Victorian London as they become detectives, using hands-on forensic techniques and tools to solve a baffling crime. Due to the anticipated popularity of this exhibition in its final days, visitors (including members) are encouraged to purchase advance tickets online at perotmuseum.org.
Making its only Texas stop at the Perot Museum, the interactive journey delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures from past and popular cultures. In this hands-on exhibition, guests will learn first-hand how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, revolutionized forensic science and remain relevant in modern-day crime investigations.
Against the backdrop of Sherlock Holmes’ London, visitors are challenged to solve a whodunit in a quickly advancing world filled with innovation and experimentation – primed for his groundbreaking methods. Guests will trade their Museum maps for detective notebooks as they step into a Scotland Yard investigation scene to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. Using observation and deduction, guest detectives will evaluate spatter patterns, footprints and other evidence to test their theories in pursuit of the truth.
Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes includes a specially designed “junior detective’s notebook” for younger guests.
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes was developed by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate Limited, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of London.
ADMISSION. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes requires a surcharge along with purchase of general exhibits admission for a total admission cost of $29 for adults (18-64), $23 for seniors (65+) and $21 for youth (2-17). Member tickets are $8 for adults (18-64), $7 for seniors (65+) and $6 for youth (2-17). General admission to the Museum and entry into the exhibition is free for children under 2.
HOURS. General hours of operation for the Perot Museum and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. On the first Thursday of each month, the Museum and this traveling exhibition will stay open until 9 p.m. for the First Thursday Late Night public events.
Member-only extended hours. From 8:30-10 a.m. every Saturday and 10 a.m.-noon every Sunday, members can enjoy exclusive access to the Perot Museum and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.
MEMBERSHIP. Memberships (personal and gift) are $55 for Student, $75 for Individual, $90 for Dual, $110 for Family, $170 for Family Plus and $260 for Family Plus Platinum. Patron-level memberships also are available for $350 and up.
The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.