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Discovery Days
Age
All Ages
Location
Perot Museum
Family

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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!  

Scheduled Activities:

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

Ongoing Activities:

Activities with Primrose Schools
10am-4pm | Lobby
Join our sponsor Primrose Schools for fun experiments.

Activities with Texas Tuition Promise Fund
10am-4pm | Lobby
Join our sponsor Texas Tuition Promise Fund for exciting activities.

Activities with SPEaC*
10am-4pm| Lobby
Join the Science Policy, Education and Communication Club from UT Southwestern as they extract DNA, use technology to create brain illusions and discuss their work in the lab. 
*Activities are subject to change

Color Chemistry with Oil and Cotton
10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing
Learn about the chemistry of natural dyes and make a natural dye swatch book.

Rainbow Plants: 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 about the dye plants that give us different colors. Take home an indigo necklace.

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am-4pm | Level 2 Landing
Experiment with new drawing mediums, graphite, conté crayon and charcoal pencils. What will you create?

Density Experiments
10am-4pm | Lobby
Test your hypothesis as you explore the density of different materials.

Little Bits
10am-4pm | Lobby
What can you create with these electronic building blocks?

Thin Films
10am-4pm | Lobby
Try this fun nanoscience experiment that uses household items to create iridescent rainbow colors.

Building Challenges
10am-4pm | Level 2, Activity Station
Challenge your family to see who can complete these different building activities.  

Friction Cars
10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing
Explore the force of friction as you test how wheels made of different materials move.

Nature Powered Clocks
10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing
Make a clock out of potatoes, apples, lemons and more!

Catapults
10am-4pm |Level 4 Landing
Create and build your own catapult to explore the physics behind it.

Inertia Challenge
10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing
Explore Newton’s first law of motion with this quick challenge involving a plastic bottle, plastic ring and hex nut.

[JUST FOR MEMBERS]
Polymer Experiments
Noon-1pm | Lobby
Show your Members Matter sticker to experiment with different polymers.

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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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 star gazing. 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!

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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!

Discover Together

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!

Discover Together

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!

Discover Together

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!

Discover Together

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!

Discover Together

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!

Upcoming Dates/Times

Discovery Days
September 2016 - Experimental
October 2016 - Celestial
December 2016 - Birds
January 2017 - Forensics
February 2017 - Gadgets & Gizmos
March 2017 - Fossils
April 2017 - Earth
May 2017 - Meteorology
June 2017 - Humanity
July 2017 - Architecture
August 2017 - Adventure
September 2017 - Animals
October 2017 - Maker
December 2017 - Space