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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Dallas

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field Street
Dallas
TX
75201
Tel: 214 428 5555

Where are we going today?

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is an amazing place for kids who visit who love fun, interactive exhibits that can teach them all about science and nature - through play and experimentation!

The Perot Museum has 11 permanent exhibit halls that are spread over 5 floors, plus a special travelling exhibit gallery. Each of the exhibits are highly educational yet bundles of fun, so the whole family can enjoy this experience! They also each cover something fascinating, so you learn something new every time you head to a new one!

The Moody Family Children’s Museum within the main site offers it's own range of galleries for under 5s and their families, including an indoor forest, roleplay environments, art play area and physical play structure. They can explore nature and even become a junior wildlife biologist, discover Dallas and use their imagination to become a vendor or customer in the local farmers market, or even dig for dinosaurs!

The Discovering Life exhibit lets kids take an indoor nature walk and discover everything from single-cell organisms to complete ecosystems.  There are exhibits on pretty and colorful gems and minerals, and the Being Human Hall allows children to really understand how the human body works.

From single-cell organisms to the entire cosmos, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has the Expanding Universe Hall where your education will certainly expand and you experience all things space! 

The museum also has a number of programs designed for different age groups - including fun sleep overs and Discovery Days!

A hands-on and interactive experience for the whole family! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$17
  • Children$11 (Ages 2 to 17)
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily (6pm in summer), except 12pm open on Sundays.

All year round

Teachers corner

A trip to the museum is a great way for kids to experience the power of science! They have a number of field trip options offered weekdays, so make sure you book in advance! .

I'm Hungry!

There is a Museum Cafe which is perfect for snacks and meals. From pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and burgers, fries and hot dogs.

Healthy Eating!

The cafe sell healthy options like salads and soups .

Any Top Tips?

Reserve your tickets in advance: they sometimes sell out..

Need a little extra help?

All of the entrances are accessible, and there are disabled marked spaces for parking. All of the restrooms are accessible too .

Baby Facilities

Parents may breastfeed in any public area of the museum, or there are three specific areas for nursing mothers .

Can I get one of those?

The museum shop is the best destination to grab that gift or educational item, as well as souvenirs! .

More information

If you love the museum - become a member as you get free admission AND early mornings before the museum opens to the public .

What people are saying?

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    The Perot Museum is by far one of the most interactive museums I've ever been to! Every exhibit is full of things for kids (and adults!) to do, see, and learn. My sister's family and I were only there for a couple hours, but you could easily spend all day there and not see everything! There is something for all ages (though mom and dad might need to help out the young ones on some things), but the museum has a lot to offer.
    I definitely got a work out trying to make a song on the musical steps, and we had a blast making the water molecules dance...Read More

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    Having a family membership that we use fairly frequently, I sincerely wish that the museum merited five stars; however, routinely encountering countless "oversized toddlers" terrorizing the Children's Museum gives me the impression that the one area that very well may NEED the most supervision seems to sometimes be one of the least well-maintained and supervised portions of the museum. Furthermore, having witnessed some of the teenage employees constructing crafts of their own with the Children's Museum materials instead of helping little kids there...Read More

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    I loved it! I could have stayed there longer, but my feet were tired to continue. It was great. The best part is watching my 4 yr old child's brain soak it all in. You could really stay there all day easily entertained with their interactive approach on displaying so much information, you don't even realize your learning!

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    BEST museum in dallas,great place to take our kids a little expensive but totally worth it! If your comming from out of state this is a great place to go

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    One of the best museums I've been too and not bad on pricing either.

    This museum is so well organized and has many interactive exhibits that are truly educational for adults and children. I have not been to a museum that has so many active exhibits. This place is truly a gem.

    However, it gets crowded, especially with kids so be patient. This museum is also relatively new so the popularity has not run its course.

    Word of advice, don't pay the extra $6.00 to see the worlds biggest dinosaur exhibit, a total disappointment. But other than that an...Read More

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by Karin Henninger

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The Perot Museum is by far one of the most interactive museums I've ever been to! Every exhibit is full of things for kids (and adults!) to do, see, and learn. My sister's family and I were only there for a couple hours, but you could easily spend all day there and not see everything! There is something for all ages (though mom and dad might need to help out the young ones on some things), but the museum has a lot to offer.
I definitely got a work out trying to make a song on the musical steps, and we had a blast making the water molecules dance in the lobby. You can race virtual simulators of Dallas area athletes as well as animals, design your own bird, go inside a shale ride, experience 3 different earthquakes, and that's only the beginning- inside!
Outside they have a water exhibit, leap frog park, musical instrument area, and a lot more we didn't get to explore!

by Felicia Motal

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Having a family membership that we use fairly frequently, I sincerely wish that the museum merited five stars; however, routinely encountering countless "oversized toddlers" terrorizing the Children's Museum gives me the impression that the one area that very well may NEED the most supervision seems to sometimes be one of the least well-maintained and supervised portions of the museum. Furthermore, having witnessed some of the teenage employees constructing crafts of their own with the Children's Museum materials instead of helping little kids there or elsewhere, it is my opinion that although bursting with potential, the sometimes lackluster visits are no fault of the facility but instead seemingly a failure in obtaining/retaining employees that take pride in what this museum could almost undoubtedly otherwise offer. Note: These sentiments are being expressed after having seen one of my two-year-old twin toddlers get shoved down the winding stairs within the "Mini Big D" exhibit by one of aforementioned "oversized toddlers" who couldn't have been more than a mere year or two shy of being a teenager but was nonetheless playing on something designed and supposedly designated exclusively for preschoolers/kindergarteners.

by Ric Rini

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One of the best museums I've been too and not bad on pricing either.

This museum is so well organized and has many interactive exhibits that are truly educational for adults and children. I have not been to a museum that has so many active exhibits. This place is truly a gem.

However, it gets crowded, especially with kids so be patient. This museum is also relatively new so the popularity has not run its course.

Word of advice, don't pay the extra $6.00 to see the worlds biggest dinosaur exhibit, a total disappointment. But other than that an extraordinary experience!

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