We had a fabulous day at the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas over the weekend. We very much appreciate the Perot Museum hosting our family. As always all opinions are my own. Looking for a fun family outing in Dallas over the holidays? See all the fun there is at the Perot Museum! We were so excited to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. My husband and kids alike ooed and ahed over the building itself, and that’s before we even walked inside! Ha ha.
In the entry as we stood in line for our passes the kids were already enamored. Every time someone moved the balls on the ceiling would move up. They could have played here all day. I soon found out that is how the day would go. There is so much to do everywhere; I had to keep urging them along in order to see the entire museum before we gave out. No wonder so many of my friends have season passes!
We learned about the Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence in this neat exhibition. There was so much wonderful information about unique and interesting glowing sea life. From a captivating journey through the world of “living light” to exploring larger-than-life replicas of glowing mushrooms, vampire squid, flickering fireflies, and fluorescent corals there is so much to see! I especially loved seeing Flash Light Fish that are found in deep sea. They actually use lights to communicate, so cool.
On the Saturday we went there were tons of activities for the kids throughout. I was surprised. I expected one floor to be kid friendly and the rest to be more adult focused. At the Perot Museum there is ample learning and hands on activity throughout the museum.
My kiddos had fun building constellations with play dough and tooth pics.
We always love seeing the gigantic animals and wondering what it would have been like to be alive when they were around.
Up the stairs to learn all about birds!
Our favorite activity in the bird section was this flight simulator. It actually uses your motions to determine how the bird on the screen flies. All the kids were taking a turn. I’ll tell you a secret. I was dying to try it, but I’d a had to fight off all the children.
Little Jason raced a Dino! Actually Bobby was there too, but when he realized Dad pick the dinosaur (there were several to choose from) he bolted. He did later race a cheetah.
We happened to be at the museum for Meet Your Mammoth day. So here she is, Ellie May!
The kids could learn about the discovery and why the bones were preserved.
One of Joy’s favorite activities at the museum was the remote controlled tanks. She played with them for a good half hour until she was really good.
Bobby was fascinated with steam pressure. Seriously, he sat here playing with this for a full twenty minutes. There was so much to do, I was surprised this held his attention that long.
Bobby loved the Children’s Museum area so much that he barely gave me this smile so I would leave him alone about a photo. Ha ha!
To get around the Perot Museum’s holiday happenings, visitors are encouraged to start from the bottom and move their way to the top. We spent about five hours at the museum and the kids would have stayed all day. It was the adults that gave out on them. Oh to have that much energy again!
Love your blog. Dallas seems like such a great place to raise children. Wish we had more activities for the kids in our neck of the woods.
Thank you so much! We do have so many options here, and I really enjoy them. I was raised in the country though so sometimes I think my kids are missing out on the rural life. 🙂 There’s nothing like being out in God’s country and being able to see the stars!