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Discovery Days
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All Ages
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Perot Museum
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Wild World

January 10│10am-4pm
Sneak Preview and Exclusive Member-only Activity hours beginning at 8:30am

Explore just how wild our world is, as we uncover the wildest of animals, plants, and even storms. Meet the storm chaser and scientist featured in our new film, Tornado Alley. View the film and check out a real storm chasing vehicle, and even create your own perfect storm. Meet some wild animals, examine some crazy plants and even some creepy crawlers. 

Just for Members

Bug-Bots

noon-2pm | Lobby

Show your Members Matter sticker to make a unique bug-bot out of a motor and toothbrush head.  

Scheduled Activities

Tornado Alley 3D with Special Guest, Sean Casey and Don Burgess

10:15 and 11:15am| The Hoglund Theater Foundation, a National Geographic Experience

Sean Casey and Don Burgess will introduce the 10:45 and 11:45 showings of Tornado Alley 3D and answer your questions about nature’s most dramatic phenomena. 

Tickets for the film must be purchased at the Box Office.

Sean Casey and Don Burgess with the TIV

12:30-2pm | Parking Lot

Get a sneak peek into the TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle) and meet Sean Casey.

Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo

1pm | Lower Level Auditorium

Meet animals from around the world during this exciting show with the Dallas Zoo.

Story Time

11:30am and 3pm │ Level 3 Landing

Featuring the Book of the Month, On Beyond Bugs! by Tish Rabe.

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

Ongoing Activities

Catch the Breeze with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing

Transform and repurpose everyday materials into a wind sock with guest artists from Oil and Cotton.

Toddler Activity Table with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm | Level 2 Landing

Create your own perfect storm out of different weather elements and add it to the community felt table.                   

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton

10am-4pm | Level 3, The Rees-Jones Dynamic Earth Hall

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

Extreme Plants

noon-4pm | Lobby

Explore rare and exotic plants with a museum educator and a Master Naturalist.

Tornado Station

10am-4pm | Lobby

Make your own tornado and find out why tornadoes happen.

Hurricane Shake

10am-4pm | Lobby

Shake up a hurricane in this fun, glittery activity.

Bottled Clouds

10am-4pm | Lobby

Explore the science behind forming clouds, by making a cloud of your own.

Make it Rain

10am-4pm | Lobby

Create and watch your very own rainstorm, right in front of your eyes!

SEM Scavenger Hunt

10am-4pm |Lobby

Find and identify the nano pictures throughout the museum.

 

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!

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Inventions

February 14│10am-4pm
Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Discover amazing contraptions, gizmos, and gadgets throughout the museum, as we explore the world of making, engineering, and inventing. Build your own inventions, create circuits, design blueprints, program robots, and try out 3D printing pens.

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

Junior Detectives

March 14│10am-4pm
Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

It’s elementary! Celebrate our new exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Science of Deduction, through a day filled with mystery and science. Solve a museum-wide mystery, discover spy technology, try chromatography, and use deductive reasoning to solve a case.

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

Earth

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

Celebrate the earth and upcoming Earth Day as we explore earth science, green energy, and being healthy. Conduct mineral testing experiments, discover weather patterns, explore areas of the earth and beyond in our planetarium shows, create earth-friendly art, test your nutritional know-how, and stretch and move in our dance and fitness classes.

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
Wild World
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Inventions
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Junior Detectives
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Earth
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Past Events

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