(credit: Perot Science Museum)

(credit: Perot Science Museum)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An interactive exhibit at the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is closed after a visitor suffered an injury to his hand.

According to a statement from the museum, the injury happened on Sunday, December 30, at the exhibit called “Jump” in the Sports Hall.  The exhibit tests the vertical jump of museum visitors and offers tips for increasing vertical reach.

The museum will not identify the visitor or how he was injured, citing privacy concerns, but the statement does confirm the man injured is left ring finger.  He was treated at the museum and eventually transferred to the hospital.

The museum says the exhibit will remain closed until the situation is reviewed and stresses the importance of visitor safety.  The Perot museum opened its doors in December, after three years of construction and a price tag of nearly $200 million.

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