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“Chaotic but amazing”

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Ranked #5 of 239 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Inspiring minds through nature and science.
Dallas, TX
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Chaotic but amazing”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Perot Museum is unlike anything I've ever seen, as far as hands-on children's museums are concerned. All the exhibits encourage thinking, creativity, engineering, scientific thought, for all ages. It was so crowded, though, it was noisy and a little chaotic with hundreds of excited kids running around. I've heard it's always crowded, as classes and daycare centers visit by the busloads. The only other aspect I don't like about the museum is that it teaches evolution as fact and a 40 billion year old earth as fact, not theory. I believe God created the heavens and the earth. The Perot Museum does not acknowledge even the possibility of creation by a Supreme Diety. If you ignore that aspect, it's definitely worth experiencing, and is top quality. Allow plenty of time! You could spend an hour or more per floor, and there are 6 floors. The long escalator also provides an excellent view of downtown Dallas, with many photo ops.

Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Young, old, firm, infirm, this museum is fantastic. Start early and at the top floor, working way down each floor. What a learning experience! Much easier if you get tickets in advance and go on a week day.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Just ok”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The museum has free entrance to the regular exhibits, which is very cool. Their check-in system is very hi-tech and interactive, giving a better experience. Navigating the actual museum wasn't easy. The flow wasn't good, so it was difficult to walk through and make sure you didn't miss anything.

Visited November 2013
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Hudson Oaks, TX
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189 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Kids get bored”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you are bringing children be aware that even older grade school kiddos who enjoy nature related studies will be bored after an hour or so. Try to visit what will be the most appealing first. Also, the fact that it is crowded in the areas of most interest to children contributes to the complications. It might help to visit the displays first and then the movie for a break in pace. Adults interested in the content may want to plan an adult only trip to truly benefit from the displays. A beautiful facility. The outdoor area is great for the kiddos after visiting inside.

Visited February 2013
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Dallas, Texas, USA
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting but some items not functioning”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Good flow, great atmosphere and tons of information. We went on a Saturday and there were tons of kid activities and tons of kids. Go during the week if you want something quieter. The price was reasonable and the cafe was a much needed break after the first two floors. The 'sports' area was a bit of a disappointment and hard to locate (kind of in the basement). Other floors, especially the 4th floor, was great!

Visited November 2013
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