Bring the wonders of the Perot Museum to your school! Our educators will come right to you with all the supplies and know-how needed to engage your students in exciting and educational programming. Explore the programs below to get started.
All programming is available starting September 20, 2021.
45 minutes | Up to 30 students | $175-$350, dependent on Lab
Explore content through a hands-on learning experience. Each lab aligns with TEKS. If you have more students in attendance than will fit in a Lab, we can book you into up to four Labs per day.
Early Childhood (Grades K-2)
Dig those Dinos
Discover fossils, follow dinosaur tracks and piece together prehistoric clues in this station-based program.
TEKS: Earth and space
What’s the Matter?
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.
TEKS: Matter and Energy 5.5B, 5.5C
Adapt to Survive
Ever wonder how snakes swallow their prey whole or how beavers cut down trees? Students will discover the answers while observing taxidermy specimens, skulls and pelts to help understand how animals physically and behaviorally adapt to survive, and thrive, in their habitats.
TEKS: Organisms and Environments 3.10A, 4.10A, 5.10A
Air and Weather
Explore air, weather patterns and the influence of the Sun on the water cycle.
TEKS: Earth and Space 4.8B, 5.8B
Students will explore electrical circuits, learn about coding and interact with simple robots.
TEKS: Force, motion, and energy 5.6B
LEGO® Simple Machine Challenge
Students will learn how simple machines work, where they are found in our everyday life and use LEGO® bricks to design and test a catapult.
TEKS: Force, motion, and energy 3.6B
Amusement Park Physics
Students will learn how physics plays a role in our favorite amusement park rides as they examine a variety of forces in action, collect and graph data, explore Newton’s laws and investigate conservation of energy.
TEKS: Physics P.4D, P.6D
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.
TEKS: Biology AP.5B, AP.1B
Eye See You
Students will work in pairs during 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.
TEKS: Biology. AP.6C, AP.1B
Not for the Faint of Heart
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.
TEKS: Biology AP.6D, AP.1B
45 minutes | Up to 30 students | $225 per program
Students can expand their creativity through hands-on stations, covering:
- Electronics and Circuitry
- 3D Design
Here is a full list of these activities with descriptions and TEKS alignments.
If you have more students in attendance than will fit in a Lab, we can book you into up to four Labs per day.
FREE for Title I schools
The above Maker Lab programming is available free of charge to Title I schools through the Museum’s TECH Truck program. If your school qualifies, you’ll be able to request this programming through the Perot to Schools request form (below).
45 minutes | $400 for first Demo + $200 additional Demos (up to 4 total)
These demonstrations are facilitated by our team of educators. They are designed to engage large groups through an interactive experience. If you have more students in attendance than will fit in a Demo, we can book you into up to four Demos per day, all of the same type.
Fire and Ice (Grades PreK–5)
Up to 250 students
This explosive show presents matter and energy in a unique way. Students will see firsthand how matter changes when we add and remove extreme amounts of heat. We cover states of matter, physical and chemical changes of matter, and more!
Superhero Science (Grades PreK–5)
Up to 250 students
It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no, it’s Superhero Science! Students will discover the science behind our favorite superheroes and their amazing powers. They will explore topics such as forms of energy, magnetism, and properties of light.
Circuit Tech-athalon (Grades 6–8)
Up to 90 students
Circuits are the name of the game as you strive to complete a set of electrifying projects. Build virtual and analog inventions using LittleBits, design outrageous circuit controllers with Makey Makey®, create simple robots to race and battle using recycled materials, and more!
Engineering Ninja Warriors (Grades 9–12)
Up to 90 students
Test your Maker mettle by competing in teams to complete a series of exciting engineering challenges (crash test cars, bridge building, rocket making, wind car racing) designed to unleash your skills of creativity and cooperation. See if your team can finish all four challenges with the best score to claim the prize of Ultimate Engineering Ninjas.
2 hours | Up to 500 people | $500 for 200 people, $50 for each additional 50 people
Looking for a way to spice up your next PTA meeting or your school’s STEM night? Just leave it to the Perot Museum! Our education team will bring the Museum, and all the activity supplies, to you!
Science Night events are designed for at least 200 people. Participating schools must provide staff and adult volunteers to run the stations. Museum staff will set up, train, and assist through the evening.
Maker Science Night (K–Grade 8)
Students will expand the limits of their creativity during this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)-based Family Science Night. Featuring seven hands-on stations that incorporate a variety of materials and technologies such as 3D printers, computers and art supplies, families are encouraged to explore through tinkering. Topics include new fabrication techniques, robotics, coding, engineering, art-making and electronics.
Perot Museum Exhibits Science Nights (K–Grade 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.
Superhero Academy Science Night (K–Grade 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!
Earth and Space Science Night (K–Grade 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!
For destinations outside Dallas County. Additional to program cost. Must book a minimum of two consecutive programs; earliest program start time is 10am. Special requests can be made for travel areas outside those listed.
|Area 1||Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant||$35|
|Area 2||Cook, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Van Zandt, Wise||$65|
|Area 3||Anderson, Bosque, Delta, Fannin, Freestone, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Rains, Smith, Somervell, Wood||$95|
Ready to bring the Museum to your school? Click the button below to fill out the request form and a member of our team will connect with you to get everything finalized.