Gigantic fun for all ages, all summer long

Summer of the Dinosaur

Get ready for a rawring adventure at the Perot Museum! It's the summer of the dinosaur and we've got new dinosaur experiences throughout the building, plus extended hours, hands-on activities, and more.

Ultimate Dinosaurs
Traveling Exhibition

See dinosaurs come to life! In Ultimate Dinosaurs, you’ll get access to rarely seen specimens from the other side of the world — from the tiny Eoraptor to T. rex’s bigger, badder cousin, Giganotosaurus. Be transported to prehistoric times through cutting-edge technology, where you can explore the breathtaking characteristics of these exotic species through hands-on activities. Time machine not required. 


Dancing Dinos 

Next, head to the Life Then and Now Hall to show off your dance moves as a raptor avatar and discover how paleontologist use footprints to study dinosaur movement. Come back later this summer to see real paleontologists at work in the new Paleo Lab (opens September). 

T. rexcalator 

Let your summer adventure begin when you take a one-stop trip to Level 4 where you'll gaze up at the second most complete T. rex skeleton ever found. Visit Stan in his new home at the top of our escalator. Here's a sneak peek of the install — that's one big head! 

Cool off in the Café

Need to refuel during your adventure? Stop by the Café for lunch. All summer long, get a free dinosaur crown with the purchase of any kid's meal. Offer valid while supplies last — grab yours today! 

Save the Date for Dino Fest

Labor Day weekend, head back for Dino Fest! September 1 and 2 will be filled with paleo-themed activities including trivia, dino digs, and more. Plus, grab a cold beverage in the outdoor beer garden with local brews, music, and lectures.

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The summer adventure extends beyond the prehistoric!

Fill your summer exploring our completely transformed exhibit hall, new 3D films, special programming for all ages, and more!

Summer Hours (May 25-September 3)

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm with member-only hour 9-10am
Sunday 11am-6pm with member-only hour 10-11am
First Thursday of each month 10am-9pm
Labor Day Monday 10am-6pm with member-only hour 9-10am

New Being Human Hall

We are thrilled to reveal our first completely transformed exhibit hall! With twice as many interactive displays, and innovative content and experiments you'll be transported through the human journey as you explore the traits and abilities that are essential and unique to being human.


3D Films

Soar the prehistoric skies, journey to a volcanic island filled with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals, or watch dinosaurs and ice age beasts magically come alive after-hours at the Natural History Museum.


Discounted General Admission Offers

Community Partners

All summer long, participants of eligible supplemental programs qualify for $1 Museum General Admission tickets.


Military and First Responders

Museum general admission is free for retired and active U.S. military, veterans and first responders. Plus $3 discount for up to six family members.


Educator Admission

General admission is free for K-12 educators who work in Texas or its bordering states.


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