I have lived in Texas most of my life and my children have lived their entire lives here but there is still so much to explore. Dallas fits this bill. Although it is less than a three hour drive from Austin, I had only been there once in 25 years (for a blogger conference, no less) and my children had never been. We were happy to remedy that earlier this Spring. Wow! What a great city!
We were hampered by the rain so we didn’t get to explore the zoo and a few other outdoor venues (I smell return trip!). We did make it to the amazing Perot Museum. If you have not visited this landmark, put it on your Bucket List. It is four-story mega-museum that filled not one but two days and I still don’t think we hit everything. I gave a little peek into our day here.
Visiting the Perot Museum in Dallas
We started with the Sherlock Holmes exhibit on the basement level. This is temporary installment but it is amazing! We were brought down to Baker Street and led through various forensic games and experiments. It was an additional cost but absolutely worth it.
Also on the basement level is a physical challenge exhibit that included a race track that allowed the kids to run against cheetahs and dinosaurs. Getting the minds and bodies going at the same time made this mommy very happy!
We also experienced IMAX films about tornadoes and undersea exploration. There is a hands-on mechanical exhibit where the kids built Tinker Toy structures and tried to move mini tanks through obstacles in a contest against other “drivers”.
There is a dinosaur exhibit on the third floor (a favorite of Little Diva) which has a fun interactive game available on the optional tablets. Score this a HUGE homeschool win!
Up the stairs from the dinos is a loft with a terrific bird exhibit. It focuses on Texas birds and conservancy. Best of all, the kids “learned to fly” via another interactive opportunity.
There is much left for us to do on a return trip to Dallas but if you make it to the Big-D, make sure you hightail it to the Perot Museum. You will not regret it!
Have you visited the Perot? What makes you love a museum?