The Perot Museum has been one of my family’s favorite things to do in Dallas. It’s a place that all ages have fun, no matter if you’re 5 or 85 – there is something for you. Quinn and I have been going since the day it opened. We enjoy spending hours in the museum exploring and learning. No matter how many times we go, we always discover something new.
Ever since Bryce was born, I couldn’t wait to take him to the Perot Museum. There is so much to do there and since so much of it is hands on, I didn’t worry so much about him destroying the place or him running around and having fun like I would at other museums.
The first time we took Bryce he was only a few months old. Obviously, he couldn’t do much but knew I wanted to bring him back as soon as he could explore. Fast forward a year and a half and I finally brought him back. I don’t know what took me so long but so glad I took him to play.
While the Perot Museum has so many things for older kids to do, there is also a lot for the smaller kids. The Moody Family Children’s Museum is the perfect place for those 5 and under to learn and explore with adult supervision.
Upon entering the Dallas Children’s Museum, kids can discover multiple stations that will intrigue all their senses. I love that each station is “Dallas” themed!
The Farmers Market is so much for little ones. They can use their imagination and be a vendor, shopper or a delivery person. There is a large variety of fruit and vegetables for kids to play with. Bryce loves to take a basket and shop for food then take it over to the delivery truck.
The nature section is based off of the Trinity River. Inside this area, you don’t want to miss the terrarium animals such as frogs, lizards, spiders and even a snake. Bryce loves any type of play that involves water so being able to splash around and play with toys in an area shaped like the river was more than exciting to him.
One of my favorite sections of the Children’s Museum is the play area that is shaped just like the Dallas skyline including a bridge just like Margaret Hill Hunt Bridge. In this play area, there is a slide and blocks (with a pulley system) for kids to run around and play with. I love that there is a dedicated space for the kids to just run to get all that physical energy out.
Just outside the doors to the Children’s Museum is a sand area where kids can dig for dinos. It’s a great way for kids (and adults) to get some fresh air in an enclosed space that’s safe.
Color, craft and more in the dedicated Art Lab. This lab is open every day until 3pm (specific hours below) with hands-on activities available for kids 5 and under. From crafts made with recycled materials to thought-provoking puzzles to themed free-form projects, there’s always find something new— no registration required. Bryce loves to color and get messy. He loved being able to have access to so many kid friendly craft accessories.
ART LAB HOURS
- Monday: 11am-3pm (Member only hours 9am-11am)
- Tuesday-Friday: 9am-3pm
- Saturday: 9am-3pm (Member only hours 8-9am)
- Sunday: 10am-3pm (Member only hours 9-10am)
While there aren’t discounted/specials for the Children’s Museum, a Family Membership is a cost-effective option as it pays for itself within a few visits and offers many great perks that would be helpful for your followers to know. Member benefits include free general admission, discounted pricing on films, traveling exhibitions, birthday parties, gift memberships and programs, plus savings in the Café, Museum Shop and on parking.
Members get exclusive access to the Children’s Museum on Mondays from 9am-noon this summer and member-only hours on weekends one hour before public opening. They also receive free admission to 360 museums worldwide via the reciprocal ASTC Travel Passport Program.