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Age

All Ages

Location

Perot Museum

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FOSSILS

March 11│10am-4pm
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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.

Activities:

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

Fossils, Ferns, and Frottage with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm │ Level 2 Landing
Select a botanical specimen, make a rubbing, and learn to identify and catalog your findings with guest artists from Oil and Cotton.

Dinosaur Dig: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm | Level 2 Landing
Get your hands dirty with Oil and Cotton and join us for a table-top dinosaur dig to see what you can discover. Take home a soft felt bone necklace.

Bone Drawings: Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am–4pm | Level 2 Landing
Select a bone or fossil from the Oil and Cotton specimen collection and draw what lies beneath.

Activities with the Dallas Paleontological Society
10am–4pm | Lobby
Join members of the Dallas Paleontological Society and learn how to find fossils in your area.

Fossil Rubbings
10am–4am | Lobby
Make your own fossil rubbing creation.

Fossil Molds
10am–4pm | Lobby
Make your own fossil mold and take it home with you.

Dinosaur Magformers
10am–4pm | Lobby
Connect the magnets to build a dinosaur creation.

Amber Inclusions
10am–4pm | Lobby
Learn about amber and how it can preserve ancient animals and insects.

Dinosaur Puzzles
10am–4pm | Level 2, Activity Station
Have fun piecing together these huge 3D dinosaur puzzles.

Dinosaur Feathers
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Learn about feathered dinosaurs and create your own feather.

Dating Fossils
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Learn about different methods scientists use to date fossils.

Paleo Bag
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Examine the supplies in a paleontologist’s bag and see what materials they use in the field when searching for fossils.

Fossil Sorting
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Examine different types of fossils and learn all about them.

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 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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.

Presented by

McDonald's

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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METEOROLOGY

May 13│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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.

Presented by

Children's Health

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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ARCHITECTURE

July 8│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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.

Presented by

Once Kids

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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ADVENTURE

August 12│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am  

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 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am  

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!

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MAKER

October 14│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am  

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

Presented by

Lockheed Martin

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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SPACE

December 9│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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!