To our members and guests regarding spring school group traffic:
Save time and avoid the lines! Purchase your tickets online. We’ll even scan tickets straight from your smartphone at entry. Beginning in March and continuing through the school year, school group traffic at the Perot Museum is at its peak Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Thank you for your patronage and support while we educate the scientists of tomorrow!

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Discovery Days
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All Ages
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Perot Museum
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Humanity

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

Explore what it means to be human by examining your anatomy, learning about nutrition and getting active. Participate in balance and endurance challenges, discover how healthy some of your favorite snacks are, and get ready to move and use your muscles as you explore the muscular and skeletal systems.

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! 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!

Activities

Bookworm Reading Time
11am │ Level 4, Life Then and Now Hall

Cardio Hip-Hop Dance Class
11am | Plaza (Weather permitting)
Join dancers from Essence of Motion and get your heart pumping by doing a hip-hop dance.

Self Portraits
10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing
Join artists at the Oil and Cotton farm stand to create a self-portrait inspired by artist Giuseppe Arch.

You Are What You Eat: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
10am-2pm | Level 2 Landing
Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food! Join artistis from Oil and Cotton to manipulate felt fruit and make a vegtable self portrait, and make a fruity felt necklace home.

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am-4Ppm | Level 2 Landing
Arrange a still life and learn to break down what you see into simple shapes. Use shading and value to create volume.

Electrolytes: Is it in You?  
10am-4pm | Lobby
Learn which sport drink has enough electrolytes to create a circuit.

Nails for Breakfast  
10am-4pm | Lobby
See how much iron really is in your favorite breakfast cereal.

Sugar and Carrots 
10am-4pm | Lobby
Explore how much sugar is in the foods we eat, compared carrots to candy bars.

Reactionary Measures
10am-4pm | Level 2, TECH Corner
Test your reflexes with these fun, fast paced games.

Under the Microscope  
10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing
Look through the slide viewers to see nerve and muscle action, the skeletal system and how nutrition affects the human body.

How Strong are You?   
10am-4pm │ Level 3 Landing
Compare your strength to that of professional athletes in this gripping challenge.

Let’s Get Balanced  
10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing
Test your balance and challenge your family in this series of balance tests.

Opposable Thumbs
10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing
Can you complete these hands-on challenges without using your thumbs?

JUST FOR MEMBERS
Moving Hands

Noon-1pm | Lobby
Make a moving hand out of construction paper and straws. Be creative!

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Inventions

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

Travel through time to explore some inventions that changed the world forever. Learn how collectors curate these items and categorize them in this interactive family event inspired by our traveling exhibition, Eye of the Collector.

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! 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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Creatures & Critters

July 9│10am-4pm Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Discover the wild world of animals, mammals and other organisms throughout the Museum. Examine specimens through microscopes, look at X-rays, meet some live creatures, and invent a creature of your own.

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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Super Scientists

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

Do you want to be a super scientist? Here’s your chance to dress up as one, and even meet real super scientists! Explore some of the professions you can pursue, and learn what it takes to achieve your goals.

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! 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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Experimental

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

Go back to the basics as you try your hand at a variety of experiments, featuring all different types of science: chemistry, biology, physics and more. Get ready to see some evolutionary, explosive, spontaneous and gravity-defying experiments!  

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! 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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Discovery Days at the Perot Museum, powered by Time Warner Cable: Connect a Million Minds

Celestial

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

Launch into space by setting off rockets, learning about craters and gazing at the stars in our Portable Universe planetarium. You’ll also learn about life on other planets, giving you the insight you need to create your own alien.

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! 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

Birds

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

Soar into the wild world of birds by examining feathers, listening to bird sounds, learning about flight patterns and exploring different types of beaks.

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! 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!

Upcoming Dates/Times

Discovery Days
May 2016 - Humanity
June 2016 - Inventions
July 2016 - Creatures & Critters
August 2016 - Super Scientists
September 2016 - Experimental
October 2016 - Celestial
December 2016 - Birds