The building that will launch a million dreams
More than just a state-of-the-art building, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science houses a number of groundbreaking exhibitions to help students get in touch with their inner scientist. Learn what kinds of adventures our interactive learning environments and thought-provoking programs have in store for you and your students, and start making plans to experience the Perot Museum firsthand with your school group.
School Group Pricing
Add a Perot Museum program to your lesson plan
Looking for innovative approaches to enhance student learning? At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, our programs are specially designed to present scientific concepts and principles in an engaging format that helps students connect with the material. Many programs are offered for multiple grade levels, with program content and activities tailored to meet the learning needs of each age group. Include any or all of the following:
- 11 Exhibit Halls including all permanent exhibits and program extensions
- Temporary Exhibit: Building the Building (through May 12, 2013)
Long before the first exhibitions and specimens were ushered into the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, architects and engineers were dreaming up ways to make the building itself a part of the discovery process. From the moment your students arrive at the Museum, they'll begin to understand just how green and technologically advanced a building can be — from our rainwater collection system to real-time monitoring of the amount of power being used. At the Perot Museum, innovation is everywhere you turn.
- Educational 3D Films
- Live auditorium stage shows
- On-site museum classroom programs (TEKS-aligned)
Field Trip Tips
Before your field trip
Refer to your invoice for payment due dates, amount and mailing address. Your reservation may be canceled if your deposit/ payment is not received by the due date.
All schedule and attendance changes must be made no later than two weeks before your visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, you must contact the Reservations Department at least two weeks before your scheduled visit in order for your payment to be applied to a new visit date.
Refunds will only be made in the event of Museum equipment failures, power failures, school closings due to inclement weather, or other issues deemed serious enough by the Perot Museum to warrant cancellation. No other refunds will be issued. Deposits are nonrefundable. The Museum does not issue refunds or tickets for absent group members.
Please let the Reservations Department know if you are bringing children with special needs. The digital theater can accommodate up to four wheelchairs and escorts per viewing.
Required Chaperones/Extra Chaperones
One adult chaperone 18 years or older is required for each 7 students. Extra chaperones may attend at the student group rate if tickets are prepurchased with the group or individually at the box office on trip day. Subject to availability.
- Teachers wishing to include extra chaperones in their group reservation must also include extra chaperone fees with their prepayment (due two weeks prior to visit date). All prebooked teachers/chaperones/extra chaperones will receive chaperone stickers.
- If seats are available, additional extra chaperones may purchase tickets at the box office on field trip day and will receive the school group student rate (no additional discounts will be applied to this ticket). These chaperones will receive a paper ticket and no chaperone sticker. Subject to availability.
- Extra chaperones may purchase tickets online at perotmuseum.org, but group rates will NOT apply.
On Field Trip Day
Address and Bus Parking
Perot Museum physical address: 2201 North Field Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 (in Victory Park). Bus drop-off is located on the east side of the building off of Field Street unless directed elsewhere by a Museum Representative. Buses will be directed to offsite parking after drop-off. Bus parking is free. Please leave lunches on bus unless directed otherwise by a Museum Representative. Single-car parking is available under Woodall Rodgers for a fee of $6 per car or $3 per member car.
Bus Drop-off and Parking Map
- Please be sure to bring a copy of your completed Required Teacher Admission Sheet with an accurate count of students and chaperones present on trip day. Do not include the chaperones that will be paying separately, or on trip day.
- Group check-in begins at 9am for 9:20am film bookings and 9:30am for 10am bookings.
- A Museum representative and your lead teacher will sign the Required Teacher Admission Sheet for approval of numbers, which your lead teacher will take to the box office and exchange for admission passes.
- Please remember, extra chaperones who have not prepurchased tickets may purchase discounted student rate chaperone tickets for programs and films at this time if seats are available. Additional tickets may be purchased in the main lobby on Level One.
If you are scheduled for timed programs, you should arrive at the Museum at least 30 minutes before your first program. After check-in, please assemble at the program or theater check-in area at least 10 minutes before your program begins. There is no late seating in the theater, nor are refunds issued for missed shows or programs.
The Children's Museum
The Children's Museum, located on the Lower Level, is reserved for toddlers through age 5. Older students are not allowed in this area.
Please leave lunches on bus unless directed otherwise by a Museum Representative. Please plan to eat outside. The Café area is reserved exclusively for our Café customers.
Adult chaperones must accompany and supervise students at all times. Please have your students use quiet voices and respect other groups so that everyone may enjoy their visit. Groups with poor conduct may be asked to leave.
Contact for the Reservations Department Phone: 214.428.5555 x8, Fax 214.428.4310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org