Last week while in Dallas for our Thanksgiving break my boys and I had the chance to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. We’d been to the Perot Museum once before, but due to it’s massive size we only made it to two of its 5 floors. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is the largest nature and science museum, next to the Natural History Museum in London, that I’ve ever visited!
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum just celebrated its 2nd birthday! Already they have surpassed 2 million visitors and been voted one of the top 10 museums in the country! Wow! It’s success is due, in large part, to the number of amazing permanent and traveling exhibits that the Perot Museum houses.
My boys’ favorite exhibit this visit was the 2theXtreme: MathAlive exhibit. This traveling exhibit, which will be at the Perot until January 4, 2015 is a fun, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exhibit with about 40 unique and interactive experiences including opportunities for kids (and parents too!) to design your own video game, snowboard through a mountain pass, master engineer a modern city, and capture a selfie in 360-degrees. You can challenge your friends to a mountain bike race or save Earth from destructive meteors using your gravitational pull.
There is a good balance of activities to suit kids of all ages and learning levels.
After the MathAlive exhibit we headed over to the Moody Family Children’s Museum. This is a favorite of my kids. It is nice to be able to let my toddler run around without worrying that he’s going places he shouldn’t or interrupting another child’s museum experience.
Then we headed to watch Robots 3D, presented by National Geographic!
I only got to watch a few minutes of the show because I was out chasing my littlest hooligan around (oh, I long for the day when he will sit long enough to watch a show). But, the boys LOVED it! They are really into robots right now and gave me a great summary of everything their 4 year old and 7 year old brains absorbed. Little Z wasn’t without his own Robots 3D experience though. He chased down and got to have a picture with this cool “Robot”…
The Perot Museum has three other movies showing right now that are sure to entertain and educate. Don’t miss the opportunity to sit back, relax from the hustle and bustle of the museum, and soak up some interesting facts about your favorite subjects!
Our last stop before we headed home was the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall. This exhibit is a favorite of my boys. What child can resist the majesty of the towering giants of old.
Whether you’re a Dallas area resident, on vacation, or just passing through, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a MUST VISIT. Make sure you visit the Perot Museum Museums Programs page for some of the exciting upcoming events like Story Time under the Stars, Countries, Cultures and Kid: The Polar Express!, and New Year Sleepover.
For the next couple days only you can get an exclusive 15% discount on year season passes for you or your entire family (new memberships only)! This offer is valid only until the twelfth. That’s just TWO days, folks, so if you’re interested you’d better hop on the wagon. To redeem this discount you’ll need to call the Perot Museum member hotline at 214-756-5751 and mention my blog.
I have two sets of 4 Perot Museum tickets to giveaway!
One set is valid until January 4th and includes admission to the Perot Museum and the 2theXtreme: MathAlive exhibit. The other set of tickets is valid from February 14, 2015 through March 28, 2015 and includes admission to the Perot Museum and the Sherlock Holmes exhibit. There will be two winners!