At the Museum

Interact with science through the exploration of our 11 exhibit halls covering everything from biodiversity to the wonders of space!

Please note: We will not offer our lab programs at the Museum this year but we can bring them to you! Check out our school campus visit offerings for more information.

Request forms must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of your desired visit date to be considered for a reservation.

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  • Field Trip
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    Field Trip (No program add-ons)

    Grades PK 3-4 - 12

    Interact with science through the exploration of our 11 exhibit halls covering everything from biodiversity to the wonders of space!

  • Special Exhibition
    T. rex skeleton

    T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

    Grades PK 3-4 - 12

    Open November 13, 2023 – September 22, 2024

    Explore the latest research and discoveries about tyrannosaurs, with an emphasis on the most famous and impressive member of the family — T. rex.
    Learn more.

    This exhibition can be added as part of your field trip experience.

    Educator’s Guide

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Amazing Animals

    Grades PK 3-4

    Animals are amazing! We will learn about animals that live in all sorts of environments, all around the world. Animals are just like us: they move, they eat, and they use their senses! Let’s learn more about some very unique animals using our bodies and senses!

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Earth Rocks!

    Grades PK 3-4

    Our Earth is a planet of possibilities. Join us as we discover what makes our Earth unique, and then explore different ways that we can protect and take care of its water and land.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Space Explorers

    Grades PK 3-4

    Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what was there? Higher than the birds, past the clouds, and farther than the Moon, a whole universe of objects spin in outer space. Let’s imagine that we can leave Earth behind and explore the solar system that surrounds us.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Dig Those Dinos

    Grades K - 2

    Students will discover fossils, follow dinosaur tracks and piece together prehistoric clues in this station-based program. They will also explore the minerals that make up fossils and sort them.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Do Bugs Bug You?

    Grades K - 2

    There are lots of bugs in the world, but not all of them are insects. Your students will explore insect characteristics, their basic needs and how they fit into the animal kingdom

    Check out The Whynauts episode 3: Staying Alive.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Solar Superstars

    Grades K - 2

    Students will explore light energy and learn about the importance of Sun safety. They will also investigate the effectiveness of sunscreen at blocking UV light.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 7: Energy is Everywhere.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Adapt to Survive 2.0

    Grades 3 - 5

    Investigate ecological clues and signs left behind by nature to help understand how animals have physically and behaviorally adapted to survive — and thrive! — in their habitats.

    Check out The Whynauts pilot episode: Amazing Adaptations.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Air and Weather

    Grades 3 - 5

    As aspiring meteorologists, students will explore the driving factors of weather — air, the Sun and the water cycle — as well as observe, measure and predict weather.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 9: The Water Cycle.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    What's the Matter?

    Grades 3 - 5

    Students will explore the fundamentals of chemistry including physical properties of matter, mixtures and solutions and exciting chemical reactions. This lab also uses basic equipment while emphasizing laboratory safety.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Electrical Exploration

    Grades 3 - 5

    Students will explore electrical circuits and learn about their application in our daily lives—including simple robots! From investigating open and closed circuits to comparing insulators and conductors, students will work in groups to light up and program unique creations.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Engineers, Assemble!

    Grades 3 - 5

    In this team-based engineering challenge, students will engage in the Engineering Design Process to create a structure capable of withstanding a simulated force. They will work alongside one another to design and construct their prototype, then test and improve their design as all engineers do!

    Check out The Whynauts episode 5: Engineer It.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Puzzling out the Past

    Grades 6 - 8

    Students will work as a team of geologists to examine evidence and engage in on a hands-on experiment to investigate the processes of plate tectonics and their effect on the Earth’s surface.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 4: Plate Tectonics. 

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Chemistry Detectives

    Grades 6 - 8

    Students will investigate physical and chemical changes of matter to identify an unknown substance. They will use their findings to help solve a mystery set at the Museum.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 10: In My Element. 

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Brain Power: Dissection

    Grades 6 - 12

    Gain insight on basic brain anatomy and function through a guided dissection of a sheep’s brain. Working in pairs, students will uncover how the brain controls all our bodily functions and how a sheep’s brain compares to a human’s.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 2: The Human Body.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    More than Meets the Eye: Dissection

    Grades 6 - 12

    Students will work in pairs in this guided dissection to gain a better understanding of vision by exploring the basic structures of a cow’s eye, how the parts work together and its connection to the brain.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 2: The Human Body.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    The Heart of the Matter: Dissection

    Grades 6 - 12

    Students will work in pairs in this guided sheep’s heart dissection to learn about the structure and function of a mammal’s heart as well as how oxygen, nutrients and hormones are transported throughout the body.

    Check out The Whynauts episode 2: The Human Body.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Truss Bridge Challenge

    Grades 9 - 12

    Design and build the strongest truss bridge! Will your design hold up to a weight test?

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Hands-on Lab
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    Crash Test Cars

    Grades 9 - 12

    Students will learn about important safety features on cars and test out their own crash-proof design through a simulated high speed crash test!

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Family Science Night
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    Earth and Space Science Night

    Grades K - 8

    Three . . . two . . . one . . . blastoff! Launch into learning about our planet, solar system and universe. Activities will explore weather and landforms, rockets and rovers, the possibility of life on other planets, and so much more!

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Family Science Night
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    Perot Museum Exhibits Science Night

    Grades K - 8

    Looking for a unique STEM experience for the whole family? We have that! Learn about everything from cell biology to sports medicine and more with activities exploring content featured in each Perot Museum exhibit hall.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Family Science Night
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    Superhero Academy Science Night

    Grades K - 8

    No cape needed for this superhero training session! Activities will explore the science behind super powers such as super strength, invisibility, and X-ray vision. Visit every station to become a science superhero!

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Science on Stage
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    Super Sight & the Power of Light

    Grades K - 8

    Students will discover the science behind our favorite superheroes and their amazing powers. We will explore topics such as energy and the properties of light.

    This program can be added as part of your field trip experience.

  • Science on Stage
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    Thermal Reactions

    Grades K - 8

    This explosive show allows students to see firsthand how matter changes when we add and remove extreme amounts of heat.

    This program can be added as part of your field trip experience.

  • Science Demo
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    Superhero Science Demo

    Grades K - 8

    Students will discover the science behind our favorite superheroes and their amazing powers. They will explore topics such as matter & energy, magnetism, and electricity as well as properties of light.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Science Demo
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    Fire and Ice Demo

    Grades K - 8

    This explosive show allows students to see firsthand how matter changes when we add & remove extreme amounts of heat.

    This program can be added as part of your school campus visit request.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Staying Alive

    Grades K - 2

    Join The Whynauts® as they learn all about the basic needs of living things. Follow along as they visit the Dallas Zoo to understand how living and nonliving things are connected through interdependence / interdependencia.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Energy is Everywhere

    Grades K - 2

    Energy / Energía is all around us! Join the The Whynauts® as they learn how we use sound, light and heat energy in everyday life.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Patterns in the Sky

    Grades K - 2

    Look up at the sky / el cielo with The Whynauts® as they learn about day and night, the phases of the Moon and the seasons of the year.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Amazing Adaptations

    Grades 3 - 5

    Amazing Adaptations gives an in-depth look at the incredible environments across Texas and the exciting creatures / criaturas that inhabit them. See what more than 40,000 students have already experienced!

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® - Paleontology

    Grades 3 - 5

    Follow along with The Whynauts® as they discover fossils, experience Earth’s changing environments /ambientes and explore the Perot Museum’s T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall with a real Paleontologist!

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Engineer It

    Grades 3 - 5

    Create and iterate with The Whynauts® as they use the Engineering Design Process to solve a problem with an engineer / ingeniera from Texas Instruments.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – The Water Cycle

    Grades 3 - 5

    The Whynauts® are ready to go with the flow…of water! Join them as they learn about the various stages of the water cycle / el ciclo del agua and explore why water is so important for life on Earth.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – The Human Body

    Grades 6 - 8

    Jump in with The Whynauts® as they immerse themselves in the Perot Museum’s Being Human Hall and learn all about the internal structures of organisms and see just how incredible the human body / el cuerpo humano really is.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Plate Tectonics

    Grades 6 - 8

    In this episode, The Whynauts® learn about the theory of plate tectonics / tectónica de placas and why the surface of the Earth never stops changing.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – Exploring Our Solar System

    Grades 6 - 8

    Blast off into space with the The Whynauts®. Follow along as they meet an astronaut / astronauta and explore just how big our solar system really is!

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Virtual Program
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    The Whynauts® – In My Element

    Grades 6 - 8

    The Whynauts® are in their element in this episode. Follow along as they describe the structure of atoms and explore the periodic table / la tabla periódica.

    Also included: Educator guides and student activities.

  • Film
    Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope movie poster

    Jane Goodall - Reasons for Hope

    Grades PK 3-4 - 12

    Join Dr. Jane Goodall on an adventure of inspiration and hope in this uplifting journey around the globe highlighting good news stories.

    This film can be added as part of your field trip experience.

  • Film

    Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

    Grades PK 3-4 - 12

    From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago.

    This film can be added as part of your field trip experience.

  • Film
    Blue Whales film poster

    Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D

    Grades PK 3-4 - 12

    Experience the journey of a lifetime while exploring the world of the magnificent blue whale, a species rebounding from the brink of extinction.

    This film can be added as part of your field trip experience.

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