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“Great for the kids”

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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US$48.00*
and up
Dallas CityPASS
Ranked #5 of 236 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Inspiring minds through nature and science.
dallas
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472 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great for the kids”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

A great venue for children and accompanying adults. Many interactive activities to educate and experience simulated earth quakes, tornados, DNA and the like. Worth the time and expense

Visited August 2013
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“A must visit museum!”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Super nice and informative museum. NOT for children under 5! Kids here would be bored with the sheer volume of time it takes to really appreciate this museum. A lot of reading -great exhibits and a lot of videos and interactive stuff. Super clean and well performed. So glad we went- learned [ or relearned] a lot!

Visited October 2013
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Van Alstyne, TX
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“Wonderful Museum for Kids”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

The price might be a bit steep for some families (admission to museum + special exhibit is $27 for adults, $22 for ages 12-17/65+, and $18 for ages 2-11), but it is well worth it. The 180,000 sq. ft. building has 4 levels that encompass everything from dinosaurs to musical stairs. There are hands on activities everywhere you turn that will keep everyone engaged. I strongly suggest planning to stay at least 3 hours and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Outstanding museum”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is an amazing museum that far exceeded my expectations. To me it's just as wonderful as the American museum of natural history in new york. There is something at this museum for every age. It's a fun and educational experience. I loved it and can't wait to go back! Everyone should visit this attraction. Just be warned that it gets very crowded.

Visited September 2013
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“Nice Science Museum”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The Perot is brand new, and very well done. Living in the Midwest I was just at the colossal Field Museum in Chicago, the Perot is more manageable. You take escalators to the top floor and then work your way down. If you don’t like heights, you might want to try the elevators since parts of the escalators are very wide open. The exhibits are very good and up to date. They discuss evolution so be warned if you are not comfortable with this topic. They also have sections on hydraulic fracturing (very well done) and an excellent lab space with experiments and interesting things for all ages.
I did have some problems, the mineral displays use PC/tablets to describe them, and not all the tablets were working. They all rebooted during my visit and they don’t have traditional tags. In this case, technology is not the best solution.
Be sure to explore the outdoor areas including the petrified log and beautiful landscaping. There were lots of friendly employees available for questions and to assist you. Photography is allowed throughout the museum.
I took DART rather than driving. The museum is an odd location away from downtown so it is a good walk from DART, it is a shame they did not locate it in the museum district. Pay parking is available under the interstate and in a variety of surface lots east of the museum.

Visited September 2013
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