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Adventure Awaits at the Perot Museum

Daytime Visits for the Family and Thursday Nights for Adults

Daytime Adventures for the Family

Need an idea for your next family outing? Plan an adventure to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science! Everything from dinosaurs to DNA and diamonds are packed into five levels of hands-on discovery to inspire the lifelong learner in each of us. Race a T. rex, challenge friends in robot competitions, explore the astonishing links between dinosaurs and modern-day birds, experience a simulated earthquake, journey through the universe, and test what it means to “be human.”

See below for exhibit highlights you don’t want to miss!

  • T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall — Gaze at towering dinosaurs, including the 25-foot tall Alamosaurus, get real-time views of dinosaur research by paleontologists and preparators, and unravel a paleo mystery through an augmented reality experience.
  • T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and Mission Mars: Perseverance Rover – This summer is your last
    chance to explore the latest research and discoveries about tyrannosaurs, and get a detailed view of
    the Perseverance rover.
  • Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall — Crack open a giant amethyst geode, marvel at the eye-catching ammonite, and discover the astounding variety of colors, shapes, and configurations of minerals found across the globe.
  • Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall — Test your speed against a T. rex or even NFL-champion Patrick Mahomes, put your fast-twitch muscles to the test in the Reaction Time exhibit, and head to the Motion Lab to watch your moves in slow motion and perfect your technique.
  • Expanding Universe Hall — Embark on a virtual journey through the solar system, explore different theories of space pioneers, and view stunning images of space as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall — Challenge friends and family in the robot arena, flex your creative muscles in the ChallENGe Lab with engineering, art, and tech programming, and use your coding skills to create your own melody on a giant music sequencer.
  • Being Human Hall — “See” your voice in shape, color, and size, take a peek at a real human brain, and grab a lab coat to try your hand at real, hands-on experiments in the Bio Lab, presented by Children’s Health, including a special Journey of Sounds experiment, supported by Lucid Hearing.
  • Moody Family Children’s Museum — Recommended for children five and under, this is a great space to let the little ones roam, play, and discover with Art Lab activities, an outdoor dino-dig, an interactive water play table, and more.
  • The Hoglund Foundation Theater – Take your adventure to the big screen by adding a 3D film to your visit!

No need to wait at the box office – admission tickets can be purchased online in advance here.  

Thursdays on Tap — For the Adults

For those 21+ who want to explore the Museum without the daytime crowds or kids, Thursday nights are just for you. Whether you’re looking for a fun date night or a unique place to meet up with friends or even coworkers, come see why Thursdays on Tap is one of Dallas’s favorite hangouts. 

In addition to full Museum access, guests can also look forward to:

  • Live Music — Enjoy live music right on the Plaza from Dallas’s top local artists including Tauvy Thompson, Jade Nickol, and Alex Cantrell.
  • Food Trucks — No need to eat ahead of time. Popular food trucks will be parked outside with tasty bites from Mi Cocina, Easy Slider, Mama Lama, and plenty more.
  • Drinks — Enjoy craft beers courtesy of Community Beer Co., Sonoma Time Rosé and Frosé, along with other cocktail and wine options. Bars will be located outside and throughout the Museum so guests can explore the exhibit halls with a drink in hand.

Thursdays on Tap takes place every Thursday through October 24 from 6-10pm. Each week will feature a different artist/group and lineup of food trucks.

Due to limited capacity, we recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance. Upcoming lineups for food trucks and artists will be listed on the website.

Visit to see upcoming lineups and to purchase tickets.

Become a Member for Unlimited Visits All Year!

Consider elevating your Perot Museum experience by joining the membership program! In addition to receiving free general admission for the entire year, all members receive special discounts on parking, Café and gift shop items, and access to members-only hours with exclusive access before the general public. Members also receive free reciprocity admission to hundreds of other museums and science centers through the Association of Science and Technology Travel Passport Program.

Click here for more information on the fabulous perks of membership.

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