Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science serves as home to several permanent exhibit halls filled with interactive activities, multimedia displays, and artifacts. Start by taking the T. rexcalator to the top of the museum, then work your way down to ensure you don’t miss a thing. You'll be able to experience an earthquake, dig deep in real-time dinosaur research being done by real paleontologists in the paleo lab, see one of the largest displays of rare gems, and more. The onsite 3D, 4K projection theater provides an immersive, educational film experience. Buy tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in line. Take a look at our Dallas road trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Perot Museum of Nature and Science and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I’m a big child at heart and was so excited to see the dinosaurs. We all know they were big but until you are standing next to a skeleton of an animal that weighed 35 tons, well, WOW! There are lots.....  more
    I’m a big child at heart and was so excited to see the dinosaurs. We all know they were big but until you are standing next to a skeleton of an animal that weighed 35 tons, well, WOW! There are lots.....  more »
  • This is one of the top dinosaur museums in the USA. Wonderful collection of them bones. Exhibit on the cosmos is also very good. If you only have one day in Dallas see this, the Dallas world aquarium....  more
    This is one of the top dinosaur museums in the USA. Wonderful collection of them bones. Exhibit on the cosmos is also very good. If you only have one day in Dallas see this, the Dallas world aquarium....  more »
  • This is a great place to visit with elementary and junior high age kids. There are exhibits on minerals, dinosaurs, weather, physicics, ecosystems, and human biology. Everything is very interactive.....  more
    This is a great place to visit with elementary and junior high age kids. There are exhibits on minerals, dinosaurs, weather, physicics, ecosystems, and human biology. Everything is very interactive.....  more »
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  • This is a really lovely museum. My husband and I zoomed through in about two hours. If you have children with you (which would truly be perfect) you’ll want to plan on longer. You’re taken up to start the adventure on the fourth floor via escalator. There are elevators available if needed. It’s very easy to follow the flow of the layout so you don’t miss anything. Tons of hands-on activities along the way.
  • Make sure and get your timed tickets before going! We were late getting them and ended up with a 12:30 time slot. But it was amazing. Floor after floor of amazing interactive exhibits that you can easily take all day to see. It took us four hours and I felt like we were moving pretty quickly. My four kids (ages 3-10 years old) loved the dinosaurs and robotic areas the best, but really it was all fantastic! We will be back to explore even more.
  • Educators can get in free when you sign up online and show proof of your credentials. People on certain specific government programs can get a $1.00 ticket. I think there are 1st Responder and Military discounts as well. Parking is $10.00 per a vehicle nearby in a covered parking garage area with a guard at the pay booth upon exiting. Nine of us went for $28.00 counting 2 vehicles with discounts. There is was a short line if you were buying tickets there, but we bought ours online and had a no hassle no line entry. There is an area which is partially shaded outside the facility with xylophones to try out, plastic alligators for kids to climb on, and a shallow water kiddie area to play in if too hot. A change of clothes is recommended if getting wet. I was impressed with the amount of security inside of the facility and enjoyed it. Make sure to check out all levels and especially the interactive children's museum one floor below the entry level. We brought lunch and ate outside before entry. The drinks are $3.50 to $7.00 depending on what you get if buying from the Cafe on site. There is pricy food there for purchase as well as a gift shop. Counting eating we spent about 3.5 hours there but walked quite slowly to enjoy the exhibits and participated in interactive things to do on nearly level. Make sure to be a dinosaur dancer to the music. That was pretty fun.
  • Great play area for kids on the lower level, each floor has its big hit, though floor 4 has a ton of fun activities! Took our little one and had a blast. Only reason for 4 stars is because their additional Lego exhibit was an extra $8 and I find that to be a bit pricey for what you get. Only reason it’d be worth it is if you have a little builder to sit and build in a somewhat dimly lot ballroom. Wish they would make these included in the price. Other note is that they’re pretty strict about mask wearing - apparently “science” is a marketing ploy ;).
  • A great little gem of a museum! There is so much to see and do in this museum you could spend hours inside. I’ve been here for a few school field trips as well as just a family day the last visit August 2021. My favorite area is the dinosaur section. They have an amazing selection of fossils and information! My toddler was amazed! The gem/crystal/mineral area is also just gorgeous to look at. There are hands on things for the kids to do/try as well. I would say trying to go during the week would be better due to less crowding. The gift shop is great and has reasonable pricing. They also have a cafe that is pretty decent! The children’s play area down in the bottom of the building is a must if you have littles. So much to see and do! It’s absolutely adorable in there!

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