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Discovery Days
Age
All Ages
Location
Perot Museum
Family

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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!

Activities

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

Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo
10:30am and 11:30am | Lower Level Auditorium
Meet all sorts of animals from around the world during this exciting show with the Dallas Zoo.

Animal Movement Workshop with the Dallas Children’s Theater
1pm and 2pm | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Join an actor from the Dallas Children’s Theater in an interactive workshop centered around animal movement.

Creature Heads and Tails with Oil and Cotton
10am-2pm│Level 2 Landing
Are you a tiger or a kitten? A mouse or an elephant? Join artists from Oil and Cotton to make your own animal ears or tail.

Wild Things: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
10am-2pm | Level 2 Landing
Join artists from Oil and Cotton at their interactive play table and learn to build your favorite animals from simple shapes. Take home a soft felt kitty or puppy puzzle.

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am-4pm | Level 2 Landing
Sketch your favorite creature or combine animals to create a mythical creature. Let your imagination soar and your pencil roar.

Blubber Gloves
10am-4pm | Lobby
Learn how certain animals stay warm in extreme temperatures.

Animal Bones
10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing
Check out X-rays of real animals and learn about their skeletal systems.

Food Chain Scramble
10am-4pm | Lobby
Learn about animal food chains and make your own example to take home with you.

3D Dinosaur Puzzles
10am-4pm | Level 2 TECH Corner
Challenge your family to see who can put together these colorful 3D dinosaur puzzles the fastest!

Animal Tracking
10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing
Examine scat and animal footprints to find out how we track animals.

Animal Cells
10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing
Examine animal cells and prepared slides through a microscope and compare animal and human cells.

Create a Creature 
10am-4pm | Lobby
Design your own animal and give it a scientific name. 

Feather Analyst 
10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing
Examine feathers from different birds up close with a microscope to uncover differences and similarities.

[Member-only Activity]
Owl Pellet Dissections
Noon-1pm | Lobby
Show your Members Matter sticker to dissect your own owl pellet.

 

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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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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.

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
July 2016 - Creatures & Critters
August 2016 - Super Scientists
September 2016 - Experimental
October 2016 - Celestial
December 2016 - Birds