The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is an attraction for everyone, with hands-on science, special exhibits, films and events to captivate all ages and interests.
Interactive, exploratory, eclectic, gargantuan in scope—the downtown Dallas museum boasts 11 permanent exhibit halls that feature everything from dinosaur bones to racing robots and sports experiments.
Many exhibits offer video, 3D computer animation and other high-tech tools to engage visitors with hands on activities, games and lifelike simulations: See how you stack up against an NFL running back on a 55-foot track in the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, for example, or discover what it feels like to touch a tornado in The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall.
The museum building itself is eye-catching and educational, an 180,000-square-foot, cube-like structure with dramatic details (such as a 54-foot escalator contained in a glass tube that extends outside the building) and a defining focus on sustainability.
The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience, is the museum’s cutting-edge, 297-seat theater, featuring 4K digital projection, surround sound and RealD 3D capabilities.
Through Sept. 4, 2017, the museum’s traveling exhibition hall will feature “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,” the largest exhibit about the Maya to ever tour the U.S. Highlights include more than 200 artifacts, numerous hands-on activities and large-scale replicas of monuments and Mayan architecture—revealing the secrets of this ancient and fascinating culture.