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Discovery Days
Age
All Ages
Location
Perot Museum
Family

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Build

September 12│10am-4pm Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

How’d they build that? Explore engineering, designing, building, and technology throughout the museum. Build a community structure, design your own museum, try out some engineering challenges, and more!

Just for Members

Magnetic Creations

12-2pm |Lobby

Build anything you like with these magnetic blocks and shapes.

Scheduled Activities

Bookworm Reading Time

11am │ Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall

Ongoing Activities

Build Better with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing

Use recycled and repurposed materials to build a community structure, design your own museum, try out some engineering challenges and more!

Building Blocks: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm | Level 2 Landing

Join the fun at the Oil and Cotton kinetic play table, where toddlers will teach us about the joy of creating and building.

Drawing Foundations: Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton artists

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

Learn drawing basics: line, value and volume as you sketch specimens from the Discovering Life Hall.

Light Up the Wall

10am-4pm | Lobby

Be part of our community project and help us light up the wall in our auditorium with LED lights.

Design Your Own Museum

10am-4pm | Lobby

Check out real blueprints of the Perot Museum and use them as inspiration to design your own museum.

Straw Rockets

10am-4pm | Lobby

Make your own flying air-powered rocket from straws, paper, glue and tape.

Geodesic Domes

10am-4pm | Level 2, TECH Corner

Explore images of geodesic domes and try your hand at constructing one of your own using the materials provided.

Bridge Structures

10am-4pm | Level 2, TECH Corner

Design and build your own realistic bridge.

SumBlox Towers

10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing

Use these specially designed wooden blocks to do addition and build towers.

Catapult Mania

10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing Construct a working catapult to take home with you.

Little Bits

10am-4pm |Level 4 Landing

These electronic building blocks can open your mind to new possibilities through hands-on innovation. What will you create?

Ani-Tangrams

10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing

Can you re-create these animals using the tangram shapes?

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

Claws & Tails

October 10│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. Learn how to track animals, examine specimens through microscopes, invent a creature, and meets some live creatures.

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

Darkness

December 12│10am-4pm Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Discover what goes bump in the night as we explore nocturnal animals, creatures found deep in the ocean, and the inside of caves. Explore our traveling exhibition, Creatures of Light, create your own sea creature, travel through space in our portable planetarium, examine gems and minerals through microscopes and more!

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

Light

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

Explore the world of light as we investigate creatures and habitats, the solar system, how plants grow, and how electricity works; in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Creatures of Light.  Build circuits, travel near the sun and beyond in our portable planetarium, learn how to grow your own plant and more!

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

Gadgets & Gizmos

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

Discover amazing gizmos and gadgets throughout the Museum as you explore the world of engineering, making and inventing. Create your own circuits, program robots, build your own inventions, and see how a 3D printer works.

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

Fossils

March 12│10am-4pm Sneak Preview and Exclusive Activities hours for Members-only, beginning at 8:30am

Discover the field of paleontology as you dig up fossils and bones, cast some fossil creations, examine fossils up close, and learn how to identify them. 

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

Celebrate the earth and upcoming Earth Day using hands-on explorations in earth science and green science. Conduct mineral testing experiments, explore the earth and beyond in our Portable Universe planetarium, create earth-friendly art, and engineer your own energy-efficient circuits.

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

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!

Discover Together

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

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!

Discover Together

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

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!

Discover Together

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

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!

Discover Together

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

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!

Discover Together

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 in connection with our traveling exhibition, Birds of Paradise.

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
September - Build
October - Claws & Tails
December - Darkness
January 2016 - Light
February 2016 - Gadgets & Gizmos
March 2016 - Fossils
April 2016 - Earth
May 2016 - Humanity
June 2016 - Inventions
July 2016 - Creatures & Critters
August 2016 - Super Scientists
September 2016 - Experimental
October 2016 - Celestial
December 2016 - Birds