There’s no better destination for discovery than the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. That’s why we’ve developed these educator-specific resources to encourage you and your class to experience all that the Perot Museum has to offer.

The Perot Museum extends free teacher admission to all currently employed preK-12 teachers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mexico. Teachers must present proof of current teaching status at the Museum Box Office for admission. Free teacher admission applies only to Perot Museum general exhibits, and is good for one (1) general exhibits admission ticket per day, per teacher. Offer does not apply to online ticket sales; teachers whose families have purchased online tickets will be accommodated provided that space allows.

Teacher’s Guide

School Year 2017–2018

Thinking of a field trip to the Perot Museum or of taking advantage of our outreach programs? Our Teacher's Guide PDF lets you explore our exhibits, programs and more.

View the 2017–2018 Teacher’s Guide

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Field Trip Instructional Video

Planning a field trip to the Perot Museum? Be sure to check out our field trip video, where you, your chaperones and your students will learn important information and field trip rules. Get tips on bus parking, checking in, getting around, eating lunch and more!

Resources for Teachers and Students

Columbian Mammoth

Our Columbian mammoth specimen, Ellie May, is here for you to see! You'll find her on level 3 of the Perot Museum, in the Rees-Jones Dynamic Earth Hall.

To help you and your students make the most of Ellie May, we've prepared a Columbian Mammoth Educator's Guide. It features classroom and museum field trip activities, organized by elementary, middle and high-school biology grade levels, which can be completed as individual lessons or together as a mini-unit.

View the Columbian Mammoth Educator's Guide

Museum-School Connections

The following resources are available for teachers to print out in advance and have students fill out as they walk through the museum.

Rocks and Soil Kit

Student Documents

Teacher Documents

Scavenger Hunts

Resources for Teachers and Students

The following resources are available for teachers to print out in advance and have students fill out as they walk through the museum. Each link will open in a new tab/window.

Financial Aid

Perot Museum offers financial assistance to qualifying schools for Museum field trips, educational programming, and outreach programs. To inquire about funds to help offset the cost of your field trip or program, please fill out the financial aid request form. In order to be considered for financial aid, a field trip or outreach request form must be submitted. 

Career Connections

In the wake of recent legislation, educators throughout the state of Texas are ramping up their focus on career education. At the Perot Museum, inspiring minds through nature and science is a lifetime commitment — which is why our exhibits and programs incorporate a range of career insights to inform and excite the next generation of science leaders. The Perot Museum is a perfect place to visit to learn all about careers in a variety of STEM fields. In addition to the many interactive exhibits and rare specimens at the Perot Museum, each exhibit hall features video profiles of scientists and other professionals who provide firsthand insights into their chosen careers, as well as the paths they took to get there. 

Examples include:

  • Dr. Craig Farquhar, Avian Ecologist and Bird Illustrator (featured in the Rose Hall of Birds)
  • Dr. Penny Morris-Smith, Professor of Biology and Geology at the University of Houston and a Planetary Geologist (featured in the Expanding Universe Hall)
  • Kenneth Coulter, Medical Illustrator (featured in the Being Human Hall)

To help your students make the most of these videos, we've prepared a worksheet and additional resources:

Student Worksheet PDF Teacher Information PDF

Career Talks


Need a Career Day Speaker? Engage with one of our Museum educators! A Museum educator will come to your class and talk about their career path, interests, and experiences with your students. Specific fields of science can be requested but can’t be guaranteed due to the varied nature of our educator backgrounds and schedules. $175 (two 20-minute programs back to back or one 45-minute program). 30 students maximum per program.

To book a Career Day Speaker, contact us at:

Phone: 214.428.5555 ext. 8
Email: reserve@perotmuseum.org
Fax: 214.756.5890, Attn: Reservations

Mailing Address:
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Attn: Reservations
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

TEKS-Aligned Exhibits

All of our permanent exhibits are TEKS-aligned! For details, please see this chart.

Permanent Exhibit Hall TEKS Alignment Chart

Our classroom and auditorium school programming is also TEKS-aligned; details are available in the individual program listings, or in the back pages of our Teacher's Guide.

Teacher’s Guide

Professional Development

Learning never stops at the Perot Museum! Professional development resources – such as workshops, online training tools and our very own Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute.

Explore Professional Development