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Discovery Days
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All Ages
Location
Perot Museum
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Junior Detectives

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

It’s elementary! Celebrate our new exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, through a day filled with mystery and science. Solve mysteries throughout the Museum, discover spy technology, try chromatography, and use deductive reasoning to solve a case.

JUST FOR MEMBERS

Balloon Fingerprints

noon-2pm | Lobby

Show your Members Matter sticker and discover the different fingerprint patterns and determine which pattern you have.

Scheduled Activities:

Bookworm Reading Time

11am │ Level 3 Landing

Ongoing Activities:

Fingerprints with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm │ Level 2 Landing

Make a fingerprint kit and solve your very own mystery.

Clay Play: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton

10am-2pm | Level 2 Landing

Make a fingerprint impression in clay and preserve your tiny prints.                                 

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton

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

Draw and sketch specimens from the Discovering Life exhibit hall with guest artists from Oil and Cotton. 

Chromatography

10am-4pm | Lobby

Is black ink really black? Test your hand at our chromatography experiment and find out.

Seed Identification

10am-4pm | Lobby

Can you identify the mystery seeds? See how many you can guess correctly.

Museum Scavenger Hunt

10am-4pm | Lobby

Go on a journey throughout the Museum to solve the scavenger hunt. Small prizes will be awarded to those who finish.

Parts of a Whole

10am-4pm | Lobby

Look at patterns and images up-close and use deductive reasoning to figure out what the zoomed in picture is.

Animal CSI

10am-4pm | Level 2, Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall

Can you figure out which animal is the culprit in our animal mystery activity?

Spy Technology

10am-4pm | Level 3 Landing

Check out some cool spy technology and gear and even test it out.

Shredded Documents

10am-4pm | Level 4 Landing

Challenge yourself to put the shredded document back together.

Secret Objects

10am-4pm |Level 4 Landing

Use deductive reasoning to identify the secret objects in the box.

 

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!

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Earth

April 11│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, green energy, and being healthy. Conduct mineral testing experiments, discover weather patterns, explore areas of the earth and beyond in our planetarium shows and even create earth-friendly art.

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

Junior Paleontologists

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

Do you dig dinos? We do! Discover the field of paleontology as you dig up fossils and bones, cast some creations, and examine fossils up close. Put your detective skills to the test for a series of fossil mysteries and “Fossil CSI” activities in celebration of our traveling exhibition, The International Exhibiton of Sherlock Holmes.

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

Communication

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

What’s that? Uncover the science of communication, as we explore how animals communicate with one another, how insects and plants interact, and how electronics decipher symbols; all in celebration of our traveling exhibition.

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

Active

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.

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

Properties of Matter

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Solid, Liquid, Gas, or Plasma? In January, families tested out the properties of matter with a series of experiments and hand-on activities. This included creating Newtonian fluid to challenge the states of matter, as well as exploring the various elements that make up the world around us through interactive demonstrations. Essence of Motion offered Family Zumba lessons for guests to participate in and Oil and Cotton taught families how to sketch in the exhibit halls. There was something for everyone and the discovery continues, so plan to join us the second Saturday of each month for Discovery Days!


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
March - Junior Detectives
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April - Earth
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May - Junior Paleontologists
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June - Communication
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July - Active
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August - Transportation
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September - Build
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October - Claws & Tails
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December - Darkness
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January 2016 - Light
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Past Events

Discovery Days
Properties of Matter
Jan 11, 2014 - Jan 11, 2014