The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will host “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall” from May 21 to Sept. 5.
World-renowned conservationist and ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who has famously studied chimpanzees in the wild for more than 60 years, is celebrated in this special exhibition, produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society and the Jane Goodall Institute.
“As we continue to commemorate our 10th anniversary, we are committed to bringing world-class exhibitions, such as ‘Becoming Jane,’ to the Museum because experiential learning is essential to building the most talented and diverse STEM workforce,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum. “This exhibition and its exploration of Dr. Goodall’s legacy offers enriching educational experiences to inspire minds of all ages.”
“Becoming Jane” explores Dr. Goodall’s life, from her early years to when she established herself as a renowned scientist in Gombe, Tanzania, and her present role as an activist and mentor.
“What’s remarkable about Dr. Goodall is how young she was when she began her research in Africa, and with little scientific training in a male-dominated industry,” said Dr. Silver. “She is an exemplary role model, specifically for young women in science. Visitors to this exhibition from all backgrounds will be impacted by her unprecedented accomplishments and bold tenacity.”
The exhibition features Dr. Goodall’s research, immersive projections, interactive augmented reality activities, and a hologram-like projection of Dr. Goodall.
“Jane Goodall has been inspiring National Geographic audiences, young and old, for over half a century,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming at the National Geographic Society. “This exhibition allows us to experience her amazing life story in a highly personal and powerful way. Through immersive media, authentic scenic and interactives, this exhibition takes visitors into the field and around the world with Jane, walking in her shoes and experiencing her powerful message of hope firsthand.”
Information on tickets and the museum can be found here.