DALLAS (WBAP 24/7 News) - Four months after the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened in downtown Dallas, attendance has been more than anyone anticipated.
Attendance is approaching 550,000, more than halfway to the million visitors supporters said they hoped for in the first year. By comparison, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, one of the most popular tourist venues in North Texas, averages about 320,000 visitors per year.
The Perot Museum was founded in part to raise local education standards. Since the museum's opening Dec. 1, more than 100,000 visitors have been part of school groups.
On virtually every weekday morning, yellow buses line up at the Field Street entrance - enough that signs have been posted asking drivers not to block the entryways.
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