Perot Museum launches second interactive science truck

The Perot Museum’s mobile hands-on science efforts are growing.

The museum launched its second TECH Truck at the Arcadia Park Library Wednesday morning. The trucks provide free out-of-school interactive programs to children and families in underserved neighborhoods.

On Wednesday, children created stomp rockets and works of kinetic art. There was even a laser-cutting demonstration.

“What we really want to do is inspire the next generation of engineers, artists, scientists to all work together,” said Teresa Lenling, a Perot Museum spokeswoman. “This is really important for them to actually gain the confidence in these activities and go, ‘I can really do this.’"

The museum launched its first TECH Truck in October of 2015. Since then, it has made more than 120 stops throughout North Texas, reaching more than 11,000 students. Perot Museum TECH Truck educators expect to reach 21,000 more people by the end of the summer with the second truck.