Featuring the best in natural history and science exhibits across two campuses, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science stands boldly as a cube in the city skyline, characterized by its unique design. The building’s architecture and sustainability, along with its lab facilities and outdoor space, make it a unique contribution to Dallas. It was built to reflect the rocks and grasses of the native Texas landscape, combining art and design with the latest in technology and engineering. Completed in 2005, the building has since won the highest level of awards for its sustainable design.
Six of its floors contain 11 permanent exhibitions, ranging from giant dinosaur fossils to a multimedia journey through the solar system. The Moody Family Children’s Museum allows for kids to interact with scaled versions of the city, while its interactive exhibits dedicated to humanity, sound science, evolution, the earth, and even sports are some of the finest in the nation.
The Perot Museum is easily accessible by both car and public transportation. To get there using DART, take any of the rail lines to the Akard or West End Station. It is a short walk to the museum (at the corner of Field Street and Woodall Rodgers Freeway) from there. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 12 to 5 pm, admission costs $19 for adults and $12 for kids.