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Age

All Ages

Location

Perot Museum

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Birds

Sponsored by Once Kids

December 10│10am-4pm
Exclusive Member Preview from 9-10am

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.

Activities

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

Bird Tales with the Dallas Children’s Theater
1pm | 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 birds, in connection with our traveling exhibition Birds of Paradise.

Bird Trivia
2pm │Level 2, Activity Station
Join a museum educator as they take you through a bird-themed trivia quiz.

Feather Analyst
10am–4pm | Lobby
Use a handheld microscope to examine different species of birds’ feathers, and record your findings.

How Long Can You Fly?  
10am–4pm | Lobby
How long do you stay in the air when you jump? Challenge your friends to see who can “fly” the longest.

Build a Bird with Once Kids
10am-4pm | Lobby
Design, build, and decorate your own bird, using biodegradable, wooden Eco-bricks from Once Kids.

How Strong are a Bird’s Bones?
10am–4pm | Lobby
One reason birds can fly is their hollow bones. Test out how strong hollow bones really can be with this fun experiment.

Egg-speriments  
10am–4pm | Lobby
Examine eggshells and their strengths and weaknesses with these egg-cellent experiments.

Beaks and Feathers with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm │ Level 2 Landing
Make a colorful feather headdress or bird beak mask to take home.

Feathery Friends: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm | Level 2 Landing
Join artists from Oil and Cotton at their interactive play table to build a nest, play with feathers, and hatch a story. Take home your very own felt feather necklace.

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am–4pm | Level 2 Landing
Explore patterns found in nature, and use repetition to create the skin, fur, and feathers of your favorite animals.

Owl Pellet Dissections
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Learn about different owls’ diets, and dissect an owl pellet.  

Bird Calls
10am–4pm |Level 3 Landing
Explore how and why birds communicate and create your own bird call to take home.  

Beak Challenge
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Learn why different birds have differently shaped beaks, based on the food they eat.

Name That Bird
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and head to the Level 4M Rose Hall of Birds to find out the name of the mystery bird.

Bird Migration
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Inspired by the film Earthflight 3D, unravel the mystery of why birds migrate, and study their unique flying patterns.

Bird Encounters with Window to the Wild
1–4pm │Lobby
Meet live birds and speak with the educators and trainers from Window to the Wild who rescue and rehabilitate them.  

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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FORENSICS

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

Become a super sleuth by gathering evidence, using deductive reasoning, practicing problem solving skills, and learning about forensic science while examining spy technology and chromatography throughout the Museum.

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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GADGETS & GIZMOS

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

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

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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FOSSILS

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

Discover the field of paleontology as you cast fossil creations, learn what a Paleontologist does, identify fossils, dig up fossils and bones, and look at fossils up-close.

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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EARTH

April 8│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 and green science. Explore areas of the earth, create earth-friendly art, conduct mineral testing experiments, and even make 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

METEOROLOGY

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

Ever wonder about the weather? Learn all about our weather as you create your own storm, explore lightning, and make your own weather forecast as you become a junior meteorologist for a day!

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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HUMANITY

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

Investigate what it means to be human by learning about nutrition, being active and examining your anatomy. See how healthy some of your favorite snacks are and get ready to move and use your muscles as we 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

ARCHITECTURE

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

Explore engineering, design, building, and technology by participating in engineering challenges, building your own structure, and examining ancient architecture as we celebrate our traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

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

ADVENTURE

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

Eureka! Join the adventure at the Museum by piecing together ancient artifacts, exploring ancient civilizations and participating in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

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

ANIMALS

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

Leap into the wild world of animals, mammals, and other organisms throughout the Museum. Examine specimens through microscopes, look at X-Rays, invent a creature, and even meet some live animals!

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

MAKER

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

Join the maker movement by creating robots, connecting circuitry, flying your own paper airplane, and even meeting local makers.

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

SPACE

December 9│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 creating your own solar system. Create your own alien and even learn about life on other planets as we celebrate our traveling exhibition, Journey to Space.

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!