A 3D-printed exhibit celebrating Dallas women in science, technology, engineering and math goes on display at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in September.
The exhibit, titled #IfThenSheCan — The Exhibit, was on display at NorthPark Center for about five months last year, has since been displayed on the National Mall and in the Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, D.C.
The full collection includes 120 statues representing real-life women in S.T.E.M. careers. A QR code for each one gives a description of each woman.
Fifty of the statues will be on display at the arboretum Sept. 10-Dec. 31. Another 40 of the statues will be at the Perot from early October until Nov. 13.
Programming such as a scavenger hunt will accompany the arboretum’s display.
The Lyda Hill Philanthropies initiated If/Then to “activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to S.T.E.M. careers.”
“Having women who represent career paths relevant to both the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s work and the numerous exhibits at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will be an excellent opportunity to show the thousands of children who visit that if they can see it, they too can be it,” Lyda Hill Philanthropies CEO Nicole Small said.