Tickets icon
x
Di

Age

All Ages

Location

Perot Museum

Discover Together

ADVENTURE

August 12│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am  

Eureka! Join the adventure at the Museum by piecing together ancient artifacts, exploring ancient civilizations and participating in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

Scheduled Activities

Bookworm Reading Time
11am │ Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall

Groupo Pakal: Maya Performing Arts Dance Ceremonies
11am and 1pm | Lobby
Be mesmerized by these festive dance ceremonies to native music, which tell the fascinating history and culture of the Maya empire, performed by members of the local performing group Grupo Pakal.

Groupo Pakal
10am–4pm | Lobby
Join our guest performers from Groupo Pakal as they share the fascinating history and culture of the Maya peoples through stories and music. Make sure to be present for their planned performances!

Maya Medallion with Oil and Cotton
10m–2pm │ Level 2 Landing
Make a powerful medallion or amulet inspired by ancient Maya art. Learn to create a radial design with repeating patterns and decorative motifs with guest artists from Oil and Cotton.

Maya Mask: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm | Level 2 Landing
Assemble and create Maya-inspired masks on Oil and Cotton’s community felt table.

Chimeras: Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am–4pm | Level 2 Landing
Create a mythical creature or animal with features taken from your favorite animals in the gallery. Compose an imaginary creature made of very disparate parts with guest artists from Oil and Cotton.

Adventure Scavenger Hunt
10am–4pm | Lobby
Pick up a scavenger hunt and explore the Museum.  Keep an eye out for adventure-related science as you complete this Museum-wide scavenger hunt.

Maya Masks
10am-4pm | Lobby
Learn about the importance of masks in Maya society, and create your own to take home.

Maya Name Glyphs
10am–4pm | Lobby
Learn about the Maya writing system and create your own Maya name rubbing to take home.

Ancient Architecture
10am–4pm | Level 2, Activity Station
Learn about ancient architecture and how it has survived to the present with these specially designed building blocks.

Feathered Serpents
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Learn about the Maya deity Kukulkan, a feathered serpent, and create your own feathered serpent to take home.

Maize Dough People
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Explore the Maya creation myth found in the Popol Vuh, a book that describes Maya mythology, and create maize dough people as in the myth.

Maya Sacred Rounds
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Learn about the Maya calendar system and create your own sacred round calendar to take home.

Ancient Artifact Puzzles
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Create a puzzle from images of real artifacts and learn how archaeologist reconstruct damaged artifacts.


Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artist

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

Discover Together

ANIMALS

September 9│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am  

Leap into the wild world of animals, mammals, and other organisms throughout the Museum. Examine specimens through microscopes, look at X-Rays, invent a creature, and even meet some live animals!

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artists

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

Discover Together

MAKER

October 14│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am  

Join the maker movement by creating robots, connecting circuitry, flying your own paper airplane, and even meeting local makers.

Presented by

Lockheed Martin

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artists

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!

Discover Together

SPACE

December 9│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

Launch into space by setting off rockets, learning about craters, and creating your own solar system. Create your own alien and even learn about life on other planets as we celebrate our traveling exhibition, Journey to Space.

Discover the fun of science together with your whole family on the second Saturday of each month! Try out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and artists

Discovery Days are free for Museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Reserve your tickets early!