The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has had over 3,000,000 visitors since they opened their doors in December 2012. It’s no wonder! This magnificent 5 floor museum is jam packed with stimulating facts and details of science and nature. From the study of dinosaurs, to Earth and the universe as we know it today the Perot Museum really is a science and nature extravaganza. This summer will be no exception. In addition to the 11 permanent exhibit halls, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is hosting two very special and unique exhibits; Amazing Animals Built to Survive and Build It! Nature, both extraordinary!
The engineering of animals comes to life in the traveling exhibit Amazing Animals Built to Survive at the Perot Museum this summer. Learn what makes a Cheetah the fastest animal on the planet, feel the intensity of a giraffe’s blood pressure, and learn how bugs breathe without lungs. Explore the flight of birds and why they have various style wings, you can even test your wing skills with the simulated wing station. The survival of the animal kingdom is based on how creatures are engineered and this exhibit tells the story with marveling detail. Children and adults will be amazed by the structure of the various animals and how the different features and smallest details make up their own unique survival gear.
Hands on displays, videos and interactive exhibits will keep your mind and interest bursting Amazing Animals Built to Survive is a limited engagement running from June13-September 17, 2015. General admission plus $7 for adults and $6 for children for non-members. Members receive a $2 discount per ticket.
Just next door to Amazing Animals you can step into the world of engineering and design. Get creative and test your engineering and design skills in the Build It! Nature workshop. This unique interactive exhibit designed to ignite creativity in children and young adults is truly hands with a variety of different stations intended for creativity, design and testing. Construct your very own race car and challenge it against other racers down a 30-foot track. Build and test your wing skills in the interactive wind tunnel or get wildly creative and craft an animal mask using a variety of materials. There are also guided projects daily that engage young engineers and teach a range of design and engineering skills.Build It! Nature is not to be missed and runs from June 19-August 16. Entry to the hands on exhibit requires the purchase of general museum admission plus and an additional $3 for members and $5 for non-members. To ensure entry you can purchase your tickets and select your date and time on the website http://www.perotmuseum.org.
Open up the world of science and nature to your family this summer. If you are a regular to the Perot Museum, I suggest you make a trip to see these exhibits. If you are new to the museum, plan to spend the day and include these exhibits in your agenda. It’s a playful museum with so much to see and do for kids of all ages (that includes the adult children as well!). The museum features a café that is inspired by Wolfgang Puck and has plenty of places to just sit and watch the world go by (literally) after hours of exploration. Oh and if you really want to round out the experience they are featuring four very cool films at the in the theatre; Living in the Age of Airplanes, Meerkats 3D, Walking with Dinosaurs and Deep Sea Challenge.
In love with the Perot Museum? Become a member! If you plan to go as a family a few times a year, this will be money in your pocket. Not only do you get free general admission and discounts throughout the museum, but you are also privy to preferential treatment such as previews to exclusive events, member only hours, and free admission to more than 350 science centers and museums around the world!Check out the membership rates and details at http://www.perotmuseum.org/join-the-perot/index.html.
Just a side note, this was my first time at the museum and my children and I were in awe of all theexhibits. My six year old was surprised that a museum could be so much fun! I also must mention the kind, informative, welcoming staff that are available to answer questions always with a smile. The day was a memorable treat for us all and we will be back…and maybe even become a member!!