Night at the Museum

Perot Museum turns 1 in stellar style with First Journey Around the Sun gala

Perot Museum turns 1 in style with First Journey Around the Sun gala

karl rathjen, carolyn rathjen, pam okada, mark okada, journey around the sun gala
Karl Rathjen, Carolyn Rathjen, Pam Okada, Mark Okada Photo by Jason Janik
margot perot, ross perot, journey around the sun gala
Margot Perot, Ross Perot Photo by Jason Janik
margot perot, journey around the sun gala
Margot Perot Photo by Jason Janik
rugst jaggers, john jaggers, journey around the sun gala
Rusty Jaggers, John Jaggers Photo by Jason Janik
nicole small, thom mayne, journey around the sun gala
Nicole Small, Thom Mayne Photo by Jason Janik
meredith camp, young cho, stacie adams, journey around the sun gala
Meredith Camp, Young Cho, Stacie Adams Photo by Jason Janik
maura bradshaw, nicole small, dj lucy wrubel, journey around the sun gala
Maura Bradshaw, Nicole Small, Lucy Wrubel Photo by Jason Janik
Andy Scripps, Jennifer Houston Scripps, A journey around the sun gala
Andy Scripps, Jennifer Houston Scripps Photo by Jason Janik
forrest hoglund, nancy best, randy best, loren leiker, joureny around the sun gala
Forrest Hoglund, Nancy Best, Randy Best, Loren Leiker Photo by Jason Janik
eric reeves, margot perot, journey around the sun gala
Eric Reeves, Margot Perot Photo by Jason Janik
emily corrigan, justin small, david corrigan, nicole small, journey around the sun
Emily Corrigan, Justin Small, David Corrigan, Nicole Small Photo by Jason Janik
DJ Lucy Wrubel, journey around the sun gala
DJ Lucy Wrubel Photo by Jason Janik
carolyn rathjen, nicole small, journey around the sun gala
Carolyn Rathjen, Nicole Small Photo by Jason Janik
Carolyn Rathjen, Margot Perot, Nancy Perot Mulford, Suzanne McGee, journey around the sun gala
Carolyn Rathjen, Margot Perot, Nancy Perot Mulford, Suzanne McGee Photo by Jason Janik
Beth Hook, Ka Cotter, L.L. Cotter, Carolyn Rathjen, journey around the sun gala
Beth Hook, KA Cotter, L.L. Cotter, Carolyn Rathjen Photo by Jason Janik
karl rathjen, carolyn rathjen, pam okada, mark okada, journey around the sun gala
margot perot, ross perot, journey around the sun gala
margot perot, journey around the sun gala
rugst jaggers, john jaggers, journey around the sun gala
nicole small, thom mayne, journey around the sun gala
meredith camp, young cho, stacie adams, journey around the sun gala
maura bradshaw, nicole small, dj lucy wrubel, journey around the sun gala
Andy Scripps, Jennifer Houston Scripps, A journey around the sun gala
forrest hoglund, nancy best, randy best, loren leiker, joureny around the sun gala
eric reeves, margot perot, journey around the sun gala
emily corrigan, justin small, david corrigan, nicole small, journey around the sun
DJ Lucy Wrubel, journey around the sun gala
carolyn rathjen, nicole small, journey around the sun gala
Carolyn Rathjen, Margot Perot, Nancy Perot Mulford, Suzanne McGee, journey around the sun gala
Beth Hook, Ka Cotter, L.L. Cotter, Carolyn Rathjen, journey around the sun gala

More than 2,000 supporters showed up for the First Journey Around the Sun gala, the one-year anniversary bash for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. With more than 1.4 million visitors in its first year, plus myriad innovative and exciting exhibits, the Perot definitely had a lot to celebrate.

The evening began with an elegant pre-party sponsored by Highland Capital Management, which included thrilling and chilling ice sculptors. Guests — including Margot and Ross Perot, Emily and David Corrigan, Nicole and Justin Small, Forrest Hoglund, and Nancy and Randy Best — enjoyed Ketel One vodka cocktails with fellow museum-goers in anticipation of the main event.

Honorary chair Lyda Hill then welcomed party patrons into the main gala entertaining area, where there a silent auction, laser light dancers and dishes by Wolfgang Puck Catering awaited. And what would a party be without DJ Lucy Wrubel, who is the only logical choice for spinning tunes on a journey around the sun.

As they said their goodbyes, guests grabbed Sprinkles cupcakes and made one last toast to the Perot Museum, which inspires minds through nature and science. The gala helped to fund onsite and outreach programs for pre-K through 12th grade, as well as provide financial assistance so students can visit the museum, regardless of their school's ability to pay.