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Permanent Exhibit Halls

With 11 state-of-the-art permanent exhibit halls to explore, there’s no shortage of amaze-your-brain moments waiting to spark student interest in STEM subjects and careers.

Moody Family Children's Museum

Welcome to a world where hands-on exploration meets make-believe adventure! Designed especially for children ages 5 and younger, our children’s area gives kids the opportunity to climb, create, explore and imagine.

Location: Lower Level

Note: Mondays from 10am-noon are reserved for members only. To help facilitate field trips, early learning classes may prebook the Moody Family Children’s Museum when scheduling their field trip.

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: Physics Fun, All About Bugs, Dig Those Dinos, Rocks and Minerals, Air and Weather
  • At Your School: Physics Fun, Do Bugs Bug You?, Air and Weather, Dig Those Dinos, Geologic, Jr., Physics Circus

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Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall

From physics to physiology, our high-energy interactives give kids the chance to test their reflexes, throw a fastball and try their best to outrun one of the most formidable athletes of all time — Tyrannosaurus rex!

Location: Lower Level

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: Catapult Science, Amusement Park Physics, Look Out! The Eye Dissection, Pump Up! The Heart Dissection
  • At Your School: Catapult Science, Amusement Park Physics, Look Out! The Eye Dissection, Pump Up! The Heart Dissection, Diagnosis: The Body in Question, Superhero Science

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Discovering Life Hall

Take an indoor nature walk at the Museum — where everything from single-cell organisms to ecosystems can open your mind to the power and potential of living things. Students will have the opportunity to explore the plants and animals that live in three different ecoregions of Texas and to challenge themselves to identify native plants and animals by scent or sound alone.

Location: Level 2

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: All About Bugs, Adapt to Survive, Texas Ecosystems, CSI: Wildlife Investigation
  • At Your School: Do Bugs Bug You?, Adapt to Survive, Crack the Case: Forensic Family Science Night

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Being Human Hall

Reopening May 14, 2018. Ask how you can fulfill TEKS requirements on this subject through other programs.

The story of YOU begins with your ancestors; it travels through your DNA; it is held in your hands; it moves as you walk; it is heard through your voice; it is written in your brain. Fulfilling a promise to keep content fresh, relevant and exciting, the Perot Museum will reveal its first completely transformed exhibit hall since opening five years ago, the Being Human Hall. Twice as many interactive displays, and innovative content and experiments will transport your students through the human journey as they explore the traits and abilities that are essential and unique to being human.

Location: Level 2

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: ABCs of Chemistry, Chemistry Connections, Look Out! The Eye Dissection, Pump Up! The Heart Dissection
  • At Your School: ABCs of Chemistry, Look Out! The Eye Dissection, Pump Up! The Heart Dissection, Diagnosis: The Body in Question. Superhero Science, Super Small: Nanotechnology Family Science Night, Crack the Case: Forensic Family Science Night

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Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall

If you have students who love solving puzzles, here’s your chance to show them how engineers use math, science and creativity to solve everyday problems — or make groundbreaking discoveries with the power to change the way we live, work and play. Plus, our newly expanded Robot Arena will give your students even more ways to participate in challenging robotic competitions!

Location: Level 2

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: Physics Fun, Catapult Science, Amusement Park Physics, LEGO Simple Machines, Robotics 101
  • At Your School: Physics Fun, LEGO® Simple Machines, Catapult Science, Robotics 101, Amusement Park Physics, Physics Circus, Electric Theater, Superhero Science, TECH Truck Family Science NIght, Super Small: Nanotechnology Family Science Night

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The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall

This dynamic exhibit hall puts earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and other dramatic weather events in perspective, using interactive exhibits to reveal how the elements of earth, air and water interact with each other to shape our unique environment.

Location: Level 3

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: ABCs of Chemistry, Chemistry Connections, Air and Weather, Rocks and Minerals, Faces of the Earth
  • At Your School: ABCs of Chemistry, Fuel of the Future, Geo-Logic, Jr., Geo-Logic, Air & Weather, Fuel Up! Renewable Energies Family Science Night

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Tom Hunt Energy Hall

Here, students will have the opportunity to use 3D technologies to visualize underground formations, see and touch real drill bits, and discover how renewable energies like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric fit into the energy equation.

Location: Level 3

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: ABCs of Chemistry, Chemistry Connections, Robotics 101, Rocks & Minerals, Faces of the Earth, Physics Fun
  • At Your School: ABCs of Chemistry, Robotics 101, Geo-Logic, Geo-Logic, Jr., Fuel of the Future, Electric Theater, Fuel Up! Renewable Energies Family Science Night

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Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall

In addition to dazzling crystals, fluorescent minerals and dozens more awe-inspiring specimens, interactive touchscreens encourage students to explore the physical and optical properties of various minerals.

Location: Level 3

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: ABCs of Chemistry, Chemistry Connections, Rocks & Minerals
  • At Your School: ABCs of Chemistry, Geo-Logic, Jr., Geo-Logic
  • ScienceCast: ABCs of Chemistry

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Expanding Universe Hall

A virtual journey through the solar system helps students put outer space into perspective as they contemplate how the universe may have started.

Location: Level 4

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: Chemistry Connections, ABCs of Chemistry
  • ScienceCast: All About Chemistry, ABCs of Chemistry, Fire and Ice

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T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall

Learn about the time when Dallas was under a shallow blue sea, travel to the Cretaceous Period in Big Bend, explore ancient mammals and learn about the Museum's current research of Alaskan dinosaurs.

Location: Level 4

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Programs: Texas Ecosystems, Dig Those Dinos, Faces of the Earth, Adapt to Survive
  • At Your School: Adapt to Survive, Dig Those Dinos

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Rose Hall of Birds

As students explore the similarities and differences of our feathered friends, they’ll have the opportunity to test, create and name their own virtual species of bird — or use our full-body flight simulator to see how it feels to soar through the sky!

Location: Level 4M

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Program Extensions

  • Field Trip Lab Program: Adapt to Survive, Texas Ecosystems
  • At Your School: Adapt to Survive 

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Career Inspiration in Every Exhibit Hall

Each exhibit hall features videos from scientists and other professionals talking about their careers, and the paths they took to get there. For teachers of middle school students, we also offer a student worksheet to guide your students through some of these career videos during your field trip.

STUDENT CAREER WORKSHEET  |  TEACHER'S GUIDE

For more information about field trips, please contact us at 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or reserve@perotmuseum.org.

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