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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 North Field Street | Dallas, TX 75201 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.3)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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If you've brought the kids to the Big D, set aside some time for a visit to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This 180,000-square-foot facility is jam-packed with hands-on exhibits and educational displays that address such topics as Texas ecosystems human evolution. One particular highlight for recent visitors was the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall, which features towering dinosaur skeletons and the opportunity to dig for fossils. The Rose Hall of Birds also captivated visitors: Here, interactive displays explain how birds fly and socialize.

Many travelers say that the Perot Museum makes an excellent respite from the hot and humid Texas weather. However, recent visitors warn that the museum can feel overcrowded at times, especially during the summer.

The Perot Museum sits a few blocks north of the Dallas World Aquarium, on the outskirts of downtown Dallas. You can reach the museum by taking the No. 29 bus from downtown. There's also on-site parking available for $8. You can stop by the museum between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The first Thursday of each month also offers extended hours to 9 p.m., with additional programming and late-night films. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for teens ages 12 to 17 and $10 for children ages 2 to 11. Admission to any special exhibits or 3-D films will cost extra. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the museum's website; however, in order to receive any available discounts (such as military or teacher discounts), you must purchase your ticket at the museum.

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