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.