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Discovery Days
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All Ages
Location
Perot Museum
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Active

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

Get ready to get active through a series of races, reflex competitions, and sport challenges. Learn how to keep your active body healthy through nutritional demonstrations where you will explore healthy snacks, the best way to replenish electrolytes, and how to take care of aching muscles and bones.

Dallas Cowboys Kicker Dan Bailey will be here!

"Science of a Successful Kick", followed by Audience Q&A*

10:15 - 10:35am │ Level 1, The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience

*Theater seating is limited. You will be able to reserve your FREE tickets to attend on Monday, June 29.

Photo and Autograph Sessions

10:45am and 12:20pm │ Lower Level, Outside the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall

Kicking Demo in the Motion Lab

11:50am │ Lower Level, Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall

JUST FOR MEMBERS

Let’s Get Balanced

noon- 2pm | Lobby

Show your Members Matter sticker to challenge your family to a series of balance tests.

Member’s Only Yoga with the Crow Collection of Asian Art

9am | Plaza

Get ready to stretch your mind and body in a series of animal poses.

Scheduled Activities

Animal Yoga with the Crow Collection of Asian Art

10am | Plaza

Get ready to stretch your mind and body in a series of animal poses.

Get Active with the Texas Ballet Theater

10-11:30am | Lobby

Families are invited to participate in a brief, beginner ballet class instructed by members of the Texas Ballet Theater company.

Bookworm Reading Time

11am │ Level 3 Landing

Ongoing Activities

Get Healthy Activities with Tenet Healthcare

10am-4pm | Lobby

Stop by and meet some doctors from Tenet Healthcare and get your heart pumping at the DJ Dance Party!

Action Activities

10am-4pm  | Lobby

Participate in a series of activities geared towards getting you up and moving.

Sugar and Carrots

10am-4pm | Lobby

Explore how much sugar is in the foods we eat, compare carrots to candy bars.

Nails for Breakfast

10am-4pm | Lobby

See how much iron really is in your favorite breakfast cereal.

Persistance of Vision with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing

Create an optical illusion with movement and line as you make your own thaumatrope.

Active Play: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm | Level 2 Landing

Make a collaborative action painting by rolling, driping, and smearing every color to make a spontaneous color explosion.

Gestural Drawing in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton

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

Ready, set, go! In 30 seconds, draw a specimen from the Discovering Life Hall in a gesture drawing, which captures action or movement.

Color Changing Milk

10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing

Discover how to make the fat molecules in milk dance.

Electrolytes: Is it in You?

10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing

Learn which sport drink has enough electrolytes to create a circuit.

How Strong are You?

8:30am-4pm │ Level 4 Landing

Compare your strength to professional athletes in this gripping challenge.

Under the Microscope

10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing

Look through the slide viewers to see nerve and muscle action, the skeletal system and how nutrition affects the human body.

 

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

Transportation

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

Fins, tails, paws, feet, and motors. Discover the engineering behind how organisms and machines move, inspired by our traveling exhibition.  Create gadgets that move, test your range of motion, and investigate how animals jump, run, and fly.

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

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!

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. Create a biome, 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
July - Active
August - Transportation
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