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Discovery Days
Age
All Ages
Location
Perot Museum
Family

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Scales, Feathers & Fur

October 11│10am-4pm
Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Join us for a safari through the Museum to explore the wild world of reptiles and other animals! Meet our featured creatures, zoologists and veterinarians. Test your creative skills in our costume creativity challenge, create a creature of your own and explore animal habitats around the world.

Scheduled Activities:

Animal Tales Story Time

11:30am and 3pm │ Level 3 Landing

Featuring the Book of the Month, Inside Your Outside! By Tish Rabe.

Love the story? Our featured Book of the Month is available for purchase inside the Museum Store.

Animal Costume Contest

Noon and 2pm │ Lobby

Dress as your favorite animal and enter to win our Animal Costume Contest. Don’t have a costume? Make one of your own at our Costume Creation station in the lobby.

Ongoing Activities:

Lizard Tales and Creature Features with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton

10am-4pm | Level 2, Discovering Life Hall

Draw and sketch specimens featured in the Discovering Life exhibit hall with guest artists from Oil and Cotton.

Animal Movement with the Dallas Children’s Theater

10:30am | Level 2, Discovering Life Hall

Move like an animal with the Dallas Children’s Theater.

Animal CSI

10am-4pm | Lobby

Calling all junior detectives! Can you figure out which animal is the culprit in our animal mystery activity?

Feather Analyst

10am-4pm | Lobby

Examine feathers from different birds up close with a microscope to uncover the differences and similarities.

Animal Bones

10am-4pm | Lobby

Examine x-rays of various animals to learn more about their bone structure.

Costume Creation Station

10am-4pm | Lobby

Use the provided materials to create your own animal-inspired costume!

Animal Tracking

10am-4pm |Level 3 Landing

Examine scat and animal footprints to find out how we track animals.

Tangram Animals

10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing

Create animals and creatures out of tangrams, inspired by our traveling exhibition, 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Create a Creature

10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing

Create your own creature and give it a scientific name.

Animal Robots

10am-4pm | Entire Museum

Look for the animal robots featured throughout the museum. 

JUST FOR MEMBERS

Animal Movement with the Dallas Children’s Theater

9:30am | Level 2, Discovering Life Hall

Show your Members Matter sticker to move like an animal with the Dallas Children’s Theater.

Owl Pellet Dissections

Noon – 2pm | Lobby

Show your Members Matter sticker to dissect your own owl pellet.

 
Families discover the fun of science together every second Saturday! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artists.  

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

 

Discover Together


Discovery Days at the Perot Museum, powered by Time Warner Cable: Connect a Million Minds

Science + Art

November 8│10am-4pm
Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Grab a beaker and a brush to unleash your creativity as we explore the science of art! Design your own amazing creations, make your own art supplies, build gizmos and view exhibit halls in a new way. 

Families discover the fun of science together every second Saturday! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artists.  

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

Sponsored by 

 

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Patterns in Nature

December 13│10am-4pm
Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Earth, water, air, fire and weather. Uncover the natural resources of our earth, create biomes, experiment with elements and discover weather patterns around the world.  

Families discover the fun of science together every second Saturday! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artists.  

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

 

Discover Together


Discovery Days at the Perot Museum, powered by Time Warner Cable: Connect a Million Minds

Properties of Matter

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Solid, Liquid, Gas, or Plasma? In January, families tested out the properties of matter with a series of experiments and hand-on activities. This included creating Newtonian fluid to challenge the states of matter, as well as exploring the various elements that make up the world around us through interactive demonstrations. Essence of Motion offered Family Zumba lessons for guests to participate in and Oil and Cotton taught families how to sketch in the exhibit halls. There was something for everyone and the discovery continues, so plan to join us the second Saturday of each month for Discovery Days!


Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

 

Upcoming Dates/Times

Discovery Days
Scales, Feathers & Fur
Science + Art
Patterns in Nature

Past Events

Discovery Days
Properties of Matter
Jan 11, 2014 - Jan 11, 2014