Spring Break at the Museum
Discovery is in full bloom at the Perot Museum. Join us for a Spring Break filled with amazing science! Catch one of our films: Bugs 3D, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D or Titans of the Ice Age 3D, experience a live stage show, engage with guest scientists, learn with hands-on science demonstrations and experiments, as well as explore our interactive exhibits floor by floor. No matter what the plan for your Museum visit includes, here are some tips to help you maximize your visit.
Purchase Tickets Online in Advance
We expect a steady flow of science enthusiasts over spring break. Exhibit hall tickets are sold in 30 minute timed increments in order to prevent overcrowding. Advance ticket purchase online is highly recommended in order to avoid a sellout and to get tickets for the time of your choosing.
To purchase tickets, follow the instructions on the purchasing page. If a time is missing from the drop-down menu for your desired entry time, that means that time is sold out, and you should choose another time.
If you are a member, we highly recommend you reserve your tickets in advance. Click here for member tips on creating your account and reserving tickets.
Enjoy Extended Hours
Special holiday hours to give you more time for discovery.
- Saturday, March 8: 10am-7pm
- Sunday, March 9: noon-7pm
- Monday, March 10: 10am-7pm
- Tuesday, March 11: 10am-7pm
- Wednesday, March 12: 10am-7pm
- Thursday, March 13: 10am-7pm
- Friday, March 14: 10am-7pm
- Saturday, March 15: 10am-7pm
Special Member-only Hours:
- Monday - Saturday: 8:30-10am
- Sunday: 10am-noon
The first step to visiting the Perot Museum is getting here.
Once you’ve arrived in the building, there are several ways to get around. Enjoy the iconic escalator for a direct ride up to Level 4. Take the glass-enclosed elevator or the stairs up or down. The stairs offer quick and easy access from floor to floor. Count your steps on your visit. You'll be amazed at the workout your body and your mind will get!
Add a 3D Film
Enjoy a film - in 3D! Featured films over spring break include Bugs 3D, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D and Titans of the Ice Age 3D. A special 9:20am, Bugs 3D, film time will be offered during members-only hours.
Experiments, Live Demonstrations and More!
Monday, March 10 - Friday, March 14, 10am-3pm
Nano Science Experiments - Lobby
Explore the amazing world of nano science and technology through a variety of experiments.
Science Sketching - Level 2 Landing
Landing Examine specimens up close through microscopes and sketch your findings.
Mineral Dig - Level 3 Landing
Calling all junior geologists, search for and examine various minerals.
Monday, March 10 - Saturday, March 15, 10:15am, 11:15am and 1:15pm
Storytime- Level 3 Landing
Join our science adventures through select stories read by educators. Recommended for ages 2-6.
Saturday, March 15, 10am-2pm
Chemistry Experiments with the American Chemical Society - Lobby
Discover iron in our breakfast, discover unique polymers, and chemical reactions in a series of hands-on experiments with guest scientists from the American Chemical Society.
Catch a Live Show
All Live Shows will be held on the Lover Level in the Auditorium on select dates and times listed below.
Electric Theater at 1pm
Tuesday, March 11
Fire & Ice at 3pm
Tuesday, March 11
Nature's Extremes at 1pm
Saturday, March 15
Lower Level Auditorium
Journey through the solar system and beyond in our immersive planetarium experience.
*Complimentary Tickets available outside the Lower Level Auditorium. Quantities limited. Tickets available on a first come, first-served basis.
Discovery Days: Pequeños Paleontologists
Saturday, March 8, 10am-4pm with Member-only hours 8:30-10am.
Dig, unearth, explore! Meet a paleontologist, find your own fossils, and challenge yourself in our paleo scavenger hunt.
Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall Update
There are nearly 40 new specimens in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall.
The Museum is fortunate to have the flexibility to change specimens out and keep this exhibit new and exciting! Be sure to stop by this hall to check out what’s new.
Make it a Day
The depth of content at the Perot Museum is vast. If you have the time (and attention span), plan on spending about three to five hours enjoying the Museum. We have plenty of amenities to accommodate your visit, not limited to:
Café: Complete your visit with a trip to the Museum Café. Featuring tasty treats, delicious bites and beverages, the Café is sure to please everyone in your group!
Museum Shop: Select a memento from your visit to the Perot Museum. Members receive 10% of all Museum Shop purchases on-site and online.
Free WiFi: Free public WiFi is available throughout the Museum.
Enhance your Visit
Samsung Interactive Tablet Experience - FREE!
Simulate the conditions of a hurricane or earthquake, feed a dinosaur, learn about parts of the body and more. Engage with our new Samsung tablets, which feature an interactive visitor's guide with a map and other Museum information. Tablets highlight and enhance popular exhibits within three of the Museum’s permanent halls - the Being Human Hall with The Human Body exhibit on Level 2, The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall with the Extreme Earth exhibit on Level 3, and the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall with the Alamosaurus fossil on Level 4. Share your experience with other Museum visitors and create customized PDF takeaways to remember your experience.
Also enjoy a digital visitor’s app with Museum navigation and general information. The visitor's guide app is available for download on Google Play and will operate both in the Museum and offsite. Both the app and the tablet experience are available in English and Spanish.
Tablet Check-Out and Rules
To be a part of this digital experience, check out your Samsung tablet at the check-out table located beyond the exhibits entrance, under the staircase in the lobby on Level 1. Here are some important things to note about tablet check-out:
- Tablet check-out is FREE.
- A valid photo ID is required to check out a tablet. Must be at least 16 years old.
- One tablet may be checked out per family or group.
- You are responsible for the safety and security of the tablet. The lanyard must be worn at all times.
- Tablets must be kept in the exhibit halls and may not leave the Museum.