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Photo Adventure : Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas

Photo Adventure : Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas

The Perot Museum opened December 1, 2012 to acclaim from journalists and visitors alike.  Claire and I were able to take a preview of the museum prior to the opening in a special family travel tour.

Claire wanted to stay forever.  She loved all the screens, and made me promise she could come back.  She especially liked the “make your own bird” feature, where you could go station to station, put in your password and add another attribute to your bird.  At the end of the exhibit, you are able to see what you’ve created.  She also had a great time on the simulated earthquake exhibit.

If she was a little older I think she would really get into the “Being Human” and “Engineering and Innovation” halls.  There were some pretty cool activities!  But they were a little over her 6 year old head.

It is a great place to spend a day blissfully learning!

perot museum musical garden

The fun began outside in the musical garden.

dinosaur footprint perot museum

This is one unbelievably huge footprint!

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It’s always great to get a sense of scale in person.

sea life in dallas perot museum

There are a lot of great Dallas and Texas exhibits so you can learn about nature in your area.

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There are a lot of great (and gross) facts sprinkled around to peak kids’ interest.

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The screens! Oh the screens! Interactive activities at nearly every stop in every hall.

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Surrounded by the Solar System.

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The Rose Hall of Birds

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Claire checking out the bird she created.

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In the engineering area, everywhere you looked there was a hands-on activity!

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The Children’s Museum contained a Trinity River Forest and this cool skyline of Dallas to play on.

  1. Mary {The World Is A Book} 19 January, 2013

    What an incredible museum! I’ve been hearing great things about this museum and judging from all it offers, families can really spend a whole day there. I love that it has so many interactive things for all the kids. Yet, another reason to visit Dallas. I think I’ll remember that bug fact for awhile 🙂

    • Amy 20 January, 2013

      Mary, it is a pretty awesome museum. I really want to head back to experience it with both kids!

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