Did you know that in just 2 years, the Perot Museum in Dallas has seen over 2 million visitors?! It has also been voted as one of the top 10 museums in the country. Going to the Perot Museum is quite an adventure in learning and discovery is obviously a fact millions have proven to be true.
The Perot Museum is designed for families to learn together. Whether attending as part of a school-led field trip or as an individual, the learning opportunities are the same. Visitors can wander through the different levels of science and history that feature both permanent and traveling exhibits.
With over 180,000 sq ft of space, there is plenty of room to explore.
The lower level of the cube houses a state-of-the-art, modular traveling exhibit hall; an education wing with six learning labs; a flexible space auditorium; and a children’s museum including outdoor play space and a courtyard.
The plinth level houses the Main Lobby complete with a 35-foot Malawisaurus fossil; access to a roof deck; the Café; a 298-seat, multimedia 3D theater; and the Museum Shop. Inside and out, the Museum features natural sustainability and environmental friendliness including a rainwater collection system, LED lighting and solar-powered water heating.
One of the current traveling exhibits in honor of National Math Month is 2theXtreme: MathAlive! As soon as you enter, you are engaged in a hands-on learning experience. Through various games and activities, including snowboarding and rock climbing, you become immersed in the mechanics of math.
Explore sound, light and much more through the simple flip of a button, movement or problem-solving. The entire family can move through the exhibit and walk out with a different outlook on their next math problem.
The next traveling exhibit coming to the Perot Museum is The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes:
Sherlock Holmes has inspired generations of thinkers to use deductive reasoning and apply it to modern sciences. Many forms of forensic sciences were influenced by Conan Doyle’s work, including serology, fingerprinting, and firearm identification. In the exhibit, students will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world that was being introduced to these ground-breaking methods for the first time.
You can see Sherlock Holmes beginning on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015. We are already looking forward to this one!
If you don’t want to miss out on upcoming events, or really just want to make the most out of the features offered at the Perot Museum, get a membership! We have one and love it.
Take a look at the membership gives you access to:
- Free general admission
- Exclusive events
- Reduced admission to the theater, lectures and other special events
- Discovery Days with member-only access
- Member Only hours
- Discounted parking
- Discounts at the Cafe and Museum Shop
- Summer Programs and Camps
- ASTC Passport: reciprocal admission to over 350 museums worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
The ASTC Passport alone was worth it for us! Just in Texas alone there are so many amazing museums we can take the kids to and learn even more! We can’t wait to begin exploring more science and history at the Perot Museum and around the U.S.
Plus, call the museum and mention my blog name (7 on a Shoestring) for 15% off a membership! But hurry, the offer ends on 12/12!
What type of exhibit do you enjoy exploring at museums?
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