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“Perot Museum even better than you think!”

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Ranked #5 of 243 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Inspiring minds through nature and science.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I was prepared to not like this museum at all since it is "high tech" and replaces a much beloved museum in Fair Park. Boy, was I wrong. The "high tech" is not at all standing in front of a computer keyboard and watching things on the screen. There are so many interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences.

I don't think you can see it all in one go, unless you are really dedicated, and running. In the Dinosaur Hall, for example, there is one magnetic wall with large (think 2 or 3 feet) pieces of dinosaurs and kids and adults can put them together to make "new" creatures. We made a large dinosaur with legs of another dinosaur coming out of his head for horns.

In the bird section, you can don 3D glasses, stand in front of a screen, extend your arms and fly like a bird, with your flight reflected, real time, on the large screen in front of you. Pay no attention to all the advice you get from the sidelines.

In the Sports section, you can race a TRes, a cheetah, a pro athlete -- you choose. (You will lose.)

There is a wall that lights up when you touch it, so it's fun to run along it and trail lights from your fingertips.

You can make music walking down the stairs, or up the stairs.

There are four or five large marimbas out front, with mallets. They are made out of steel and other materials, and you can improvise tunes with the strangers at the other "keyboards."

Wow. Buy a membership if you live in the area and get free visits for your family for the year.

Can you tell it's fun for kids and grownups?

Thank MarySue1944
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum is great for all ages and I was so impressed! There are 4 floors of stuff to explore-everything from dinosaurs, planets and sports. Kids will love it. You can run against a T-Rex and swab your cheek for DNA. Wonderful museum!!!

1  Thank aggiegal
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Where else can you see "gems" build earthquake
Proof buildings " race a cheetah;virtual of course
Learn about gravitational pull for planets in our
Solar system and enjoy unique to our region reconstructed
Dinosaurs.

Pricey but, a must for a family outing.

Thank Tripguru43
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

So much to see and do, you need an entire day! The sports section on the ground floor was out of this world. Our boys enjoyed it so much, we only wish we had more time.

1  Thank twarpula
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The exterior architecture of the building is beautiful. The interior finish out feels cheap. Our visit was underwhelming and the science floor is a giant infomercial for the oil, energy and gas industry. The interactive displays are not world class and some are not working. One display sponsored by Pioneer Energy Resources featured their presentation in a old large screen TV (circa 1991). The place screams LOW BUDGET!

2  Thank PhillWC
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