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Age

All Ages

Location

Perot Museum

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SPACE

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

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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.

Scheduled Activities

Planetarium Shows
9:30am, 10:15am, 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm
Explore our solar system and the stars surrounding us with a planetarium show from the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Admission to the planetarium show is on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited.

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

Celestial Stories with the Dallas Children’s Theater
1pm | Level 4, T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
Join an actor from the Dallas Children’s Theater in an interactive workshop centered around the planets and space.

Straw Rockets with Primrose Schools
10am–4pm | Lobby
Create a rocket out of straws and see how far it can soar.

Constellation Station with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm | Level 2 Landing
Study the stars and create your own constellation with guests artists from Oil and Cotton.

Shooting Stars and Planet Play: Toddler Takeover Table with Oil and Cotton
10am–2pm | Level 2 Landing
Join us at our interactive felt table and learn about the sky above. Take home your very own felt planet necklace.

Sketching in the Galleries with Oil and Cotton
10am–4pm | Level 2 Landing
Learn to draw your favorite planet in the round, and use shading to give your planet form. Draw outer space on black paper and create the universe with white pencil and chalk.

Astronaut Training Camp: TECH Truck Space Mission Badges
10am–4pm | Plaza
Create your own space mission badge with educators from the Perot Museum’s TECH Truck.

Astronaut Training Camp: TECH Truck Stomp Rockets
10am–4pm | Plaza
Create your own rocket and launch it with the power of air with educators from the Perot Museum’s TECH Truck.

Astronaut Training Camp: Robotic Arm Challenges
10am–4pm | Plaza
Could you control the robotic arm on the International Space Station? Test out your skills with our different robotic arm challenges.

Astronaut Training Camp: Rover Driving Training
10am–4pm | Plaza
Learn about current NASA rovers on Mars and test your driving skills on our Mars-themed obstacle course.

Astronaut Training Camp: Space Landing Activity
10am–4pm | Plaza
After a space mission, how do astronauts land back on Earth? Explore past, present, and future landing systems and the engineering of parachutes.

Crater Drop
10am–4pm | Lobby
Explore images of craters from the moon, and experiment with creating craters in sand.

Ice Orbs
10am–4pm | Level 2, Activity Station
Ocean worlds may be the best place
to discover life beyond Earth. Learn how scientists plan to explore these icy planets.

Imagining Life
10am–4pm | Level 2, Activity Station
If life exists beyond Earth, it could look very different than life on Earth. Create your own life forms to live on planets different from Earth.

Space under the Microscope
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Take an up-close look at images of stars and other phenomena in our galaxy and beyond.

Star Charts
10am–4pm | Level 3 Landing
Explore the constellations we can see in the night sky, and make your own star chart to take home.

Air Force
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Meet members of the of the Air Force Reserve and explore how their units operate satellites and imagery for everyday use.

Orbiting Objects
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Explore how the forces of gravity influence everything with mass in space.

Pocket Solar System
10am–4pm | Level 4 Landing
Create a scale model of our solar system and explore the vast distances between the planets.

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!

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Geology

January 13│10am-4pm 
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Unearth the field of Geology as you examine gems and minerals, plate tectonics, volcanos, and how the Earth has changed over time. Participate in mineral testing experiments and mineral digs, make your own volcano and explore the rock cycle.

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!

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Gadgets & Gizmos

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

Discover amazing gadgets and gizmos throughout the Museum as we explore the world of engineering, making, and inventing. Create circuits, program robots, build your own inventions, and learn about coding.

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!

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Architecture

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

Explore engineering, design, building, and technology by participating in engineering challenges, building your own structures, learning about and creating your own bridge, and meeting local civil engineers. 

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!

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Earth

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

Celebrate the Earth and upcoming Earth Day as we explore Earth science and green science. Explore areas of the Earth, conduct mineral testing experiments, make energy efficient circuits, and learn about weather patterns.  

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!

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Science of Art

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

How are science and art related? Answer this question as you create signing paintings, make your own paint, construct color wheels, and learn how science and art are intertwined. 

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!

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Sports Science

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

Ready, set, go! Get a running start to the summer with sports challenges and physical activities, and learn how athletes do what they do. Explore the science behind sports drinks and nutrition, see how fast your reaction time is, and learn about sporting equipment. 

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!

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Biology

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

Investigate living organisms and what makes you unique, dive into marine biology activities, and explore cellular science and genetics. Learn about the human body and how amazing we really are as you explore the newly renovated Being Human Hall.

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!

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Fossils

August 11│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

Discover the field of paleontology as you cast fossils, learn what a paleontologist does, identify fossils, dig up fossils and bones, and look at fossils up close in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs

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!

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Animals

September 8│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

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

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!

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Maker

October 13│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

Join the maker movement by creating robots, engineering and flying your own paper airplane, connecting circuitry, making wearable technology, and meeting local makers throughout the Museum.  

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!

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Dinosaurs

December 8│10am-4pm 
Exclusive, member-only preview 9-10am 

Explore the era of the dinosaurs as you learn about these prehistoric creatures through fossil explorations, paleontology practices, and recent discoveries. Create your own dinosaur, make fossil casts, and explore how big dinosaurs really were in celebration of our traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs

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!