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“Great for explorers”

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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Owner description: Inspiring minds through nature and science.
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61 reviews
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“Great for explorers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Modern and fabulous for hungry young minds. Lots of stations to try out science and wonderful information all around. Big groups of visitors are a little daunting... choose a quiet time to go, if you can.

Visited July 2013
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“Very nice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Viewing this museum from afar alone stirs up curiosity. The Perot is what a science & nature muesum should be. There are objects and information in every corner, and offers a great cover from the summer sun all for an extraordinary low price. One of the only drawbacks is the emense crowds, which is understandable because it opened so recently. Don't worry about ages; everyone will enjoy it!

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“So much to see and do!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is my second visit to museum. First was a 5th grade field trip, second was with my daughters and cousins. So between the ages of 9-15 yr. I will say after two trips I have still NOT seen everything. I really enjoyed both times and would like to go back. Tickets are $10 for adults and children are a little less I don't remember exactly but really reasonable. Got our tickets online but at door wasn't long wait, but you might not get right in, they stagger the times so as to not have everyone in one section. Online you can choose your time. Kids really had fun on second floor with all the hands on science experiment. The earth quake is fun also. Need to be patient as there were lots of people and kids and groups there to get to some of the hands on features, but worth it. Plenty of bathrooms also and clean. Only thing that needs to be better is the flow of exhibit. You can start anywhere and I believe that if they had guides leading them through it wouldn't get bogged down in areas, there are a lot of employees around, though, answering questions in every section and talking about things. Overall we had a nice afternoon.

Visited July 2013
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“Great for the kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

It's a great place. If I had kids I would have brought them. Great atmosphere for everyone though. Lots of stuff to do. Make sure you plan on being there for about 3-4 hours. Your eyes will be occupied the whole time. I suggest doing the theater.

Visited July 2013
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“Could have been so much better!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Gemstone exhibit is the best exhibit. The dinasaur/fossil exhibit has great "bones" but the information about the fossils is lacking. There is little information on when/where/how they were found and there is a total lack of information on archeology - just some very dull videos by archeologists: mostly about themselves! Why not a timelapsed video on a discovery and the process of excavation?
Most of the museum is like a 1950's museum with 2000 technology! BORING!
I planned for an all day excursion, but only stayed 2 hours with my niece (including lunch )
The cafe flow was very poorly planned and the quality and choices were very disappointing and poor quality (not fresh) choices for a Wolfgang Puck cafe - which does very well at airports with many more customers!
The programmable robots were broken! Even the bathroom door lock was already broken. The signage on entry is so bad that they have several people there just to point you where to go to get into the exhibits! The people flow organization for getting tickets and entry is like a temporary exhibit not a supposedly world-class museum!
I am very disappointed - this could have been so much more exciting!

Visited July 2013
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