Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Everything from dinosaurs to DNA to diamonds are packed into five levels of hands-on discovery and adventure. Prepare to amaze your brain.
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  • tyler b
    Wichita, Kansas34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value for family- time well spent
    The exhibits are well-designed and offer lots of interesting information about each item. I like how the museum is organized into related topics on each floor. There are lots of hands-on things for the kids to do, however there were long lines for several of the more interesting ones even on a Tuesday morning. We will definitely return the next time we are in Dallas.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • trophywest
    Redding, California778 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Privately Owned Museum
    For a private museum, it was great. For little children, they have a fun play area. Things to climb on & hands on exhibits. They have it set for exploring the top floor & moving down. Not as large as a public museum but extensive for what they had.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Alexandria T
    Denton, Texas3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of people and interactive exhibits
    This is a very family friendly museum. It was crowded and had lots of children. It is very casual in terms of dress-code, as many exhibits are interactive. I'd suggest going at a time when there are smaller crowds to be able to enjoy the contents of the museum. The big crowds make the experience feel rushed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Sarah S
    New Orleans, Louisiana13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for the entire family!
    Such a fun environment for kids and adults! Our 5 year old had so much fun exploring and learning about all kinds of cool stuff. Everything was clean and staff was friendly. We spent about 3 hours in the museum but we didn’t do the Pixar exhibit. We will do that next trip!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Lentara71
    Houston, Texas141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great overview of science
    This is a great museum that the Perot family brought to Dallas. Heard many great things and excited to visit on a trip to the Dallas area. This museum has a bit of every aspect of science. My impression was that it was an overview to intrigue young minds. I have been to several Natural Science Museums…. from Los Angeles to Houston. Those other museums have more exhibits than Perot. For the four floors and basement, Perot is on the smaller size. In addition to the entrance fee, the parking is across the street and is $10.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Learncpr5202
    Tillsonburg, Canada315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and interactive
    We had a great time visiting this museum. There was lots of interactive displays. I think there is some thing for everyone to see here and it doesn’t take a lot of time to go through. We did go when there wasn’t a lot of people so we did have an advantage. I could see this being frustrating if The museum was packed with children
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Kylie H
    Tulsa, Oklahoma2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect for the whole family.
    This was the best science museum I have ever been to. Perfect for anyone of any age. Parents can read and learn interesting things in each area as children play with interactive things that are in each area too. It’s seriously an incredible place and we can’t wait to return.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Seven7777
    Louisiana1,517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An all day experience, tons to do
    I highly recommend this museum, and it's worth going out of your way if your family loves science. It's HUGE, several floors. It's a true science museum, with exhibits for adults, but tons of interactive, hands-on areas. You can easily keep children of all ages entertained. I'd say the star of the museum is probably the dinosaur and paleontology floor. You can watch actual paleontologists at work. The bottom floor has a childrens museum complete with water play. The current traveling exhibit focuses on tyrannosaurs and is excellent. It will be there for a year. There's a 3D theater. The cafe is a true restaurant with real meals, not just snacks. They have plenty of healthy options in a cooler near the register. It took us several hours to see and do everything, so wear your walking shoes and set aside an entire day to explore the museum.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 24, 2023
  • hoosierdaddy500
    Bloomington, Indiana25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive, very well done!
    This museum was excellent! One of the nicest we’ve been to. The displays were high quality and it had a lot to see but yet wasn’t so packed with stuff and information that you felt overwhelmed, as if you wouldnt get to do it all in one day. That said, we spent 4 hrs here including lunch, gift shop, and the whale movie, and we could have easily spent another hour or 2 to read more of the info. The only thing we didn’t do was the children’s museum section. My favorite was the dinosaur exhibits, including the temporary t-rex one. And the gem section was absolutely breathtaking. And I’m not even into geology all that much. But beauty is beauty! Me, my wife, my mother in law, and my 3 kids aged 11-19 all really enjoyed it and I would love to go back if we’re ever in Dallas again.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 25, 2023
  • jurgenlison
    Prosper, Texas172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day activity in Dallas with kids
    One of the best interactive museums I’ve visited - and my 12 year old is of the same opinion. Plenty of options to explore. Plenty of space to move around. Pretty much impossible to finish in a day as you do get tired out. Diverse topics to explore and experience (universum, energy, sports, robotics, …)
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 29, 2023
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Paul Smith Palliser
Peru354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Went with my sister and her two kids. Beautiful dinosaur and bird exhibits. Also the geological section was very interesting. The interactive wing is very fun for kids and also adults.
Written April 26, 2024
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jerry@worldtrip
Houston, TX80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
“Absolutely loved our visit to the Perot Museum! If you have kids, this place is a must-visit. They’ll be mesmerized by the interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Plus, a tip: if you park near the museum, there’s walking distance access to the World Aquarium as well. Perfect for a day of exploration and fun!”
Written April 20, 2024
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lamarbradley
Nashville, TN1,258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We went to the Perot Museum the day before the Eclipse and I think much of Dallas was there. The museum was very interesting and well worth a visit, and I think the museum was about filled to capacity. Huge crowd. The museum staff were very helpful and the exhibits were very well done. My only complaint was that it was crowded, but I think more than a million people had gone to Dallas to see the Eclipse so it was what it was. Awesome Texas history and memorabilia assembly. We bought the Dallas City Pass and this was one of the attractions included. The City Pass was well worth the value. If you are in Dallas, see this museum.
Written April 12, 2024
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Meghan T
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This museum is phenomenal. Make sure to give yourself all day to visit because even then you won’t see and experience it all. So many fun and engaging interactive exhibits. It was very very busy so be prepared for crowds thought our experience may have been skewed due to the eclipse travelers. Definitely a good place for a family to visit and the restaurant onsite was reasonably priced with a good variety of options.
Written April 11, 2024
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Simon P
Brookwood, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I’ve visited many science museums over the years but I found this to be one of the best , especially the astrology and minerals. The collection of crystals was amazing and presented in an engaging and informative way. A good mix of experiences for both adult and child.
Written April 6, 2024
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Trippin with Dusty
Edina, MN70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is an excellent science museum. It has many interactive exhibits, which kids seemed to especially love. The T-Rex exhibit was really cool. First time I've seen a T-Rex model with hair. This is well worth the visit and the cost.
Written March 15, 2024
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Blake Orson.
Dallas, TX8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Super science-y and extravagant! Brought the Mrs, the two girls with me, and my buddy Ryan. We had a swell time, absolutely intriguing. There were so many darn people, almost lost Ryan in the crowd. Thank Golly we found him. The sculptures were flippin' scary. Almost doodied myself. Darn Tootin'.
Written March 2, 2024
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matthew p
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Might be interesting for kids, but not for any adult with half a brain. I have wanted to check it out since opening but never had opportunity to do so. Went on my birthday this year and was disappointed. Very basic museum material and the fact that most “artifacts” are 3d printed copies makes the whole experience very underwhelming. Will not recommend this to anyone. The traveling display of tyrannosaurus dinosaurs was a joke. To pay an extra fee for this is a complete ripoff. Best part was the 3d whale movie but that was not near enough to make this trip worth it.

Go to the Dallas world aquarium and have an actual enjoyable experience.
Written March 1, 2024
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Philomena D
Branch, LA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If any person who is science nut, better go to visit that museum. My both girls who LOVE science. They enjoyed looking there very much. My husband & I enjoyed it too. I recommend you go visit that museum. Learning and fun!
Written January 30, 2024
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jurgenlison
Prosper, TX172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the best interactive museums I’ve visited - and my 12 year old is of the same opinion. Plenty of options to explore. Plenty of space to move around. Pretty much impossible to finish in a day as you do get tired out. Diverse topics to explore and experience (universum, energy, sports, robotics, …)
Written December 29, 2023
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