General Groups (Non-School Group) Pricing
Group tickets for 10 guests or more and must be made at least two weeks in advance.
|General Exhibit Halls||Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind* (10/19/19-3/22/20)||3D Film (short/long)||Architecture Tour*|
|Adult/Senior (13+)||$12||$10||$5 / $7||$5|
|Youth (2-12)||$12||$8||$5 / $7||$5|
*Requires the purchase of a general admission ticket.
We offer special discounts for professional tour operators. Give us a call at 214.428.5555 ext. 8 to find out the details.
- Your group can spend as much or as little time exploring as you like; our recommendation is about 3-4 hours for group visits. A self-guided tour through our permanent exhibit halls takes an average of 45 minutes, but is absolutely flexible.
- Allow time in your schedule for lunch at the Museum Café, or picking up a few mementos in the Museum Shop.
Top FAQs about bringing a group
When should I contact the Museum to schedule a reservation?
Reservations are available year-round, but must be scheduled two weeks in advance of your visit date. Visits may be scheduled for any time during regular business hours. Book your group visit early, especially if you plan to visit during the busy springtime. You may fax your completed form, or contact us by phone or email (see contact info below). Reservations can be requested during Museum office hours Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.
How long does it take to visit the Museum?
We recommend about two hours for visits to the standard exhibits, but this is self-guided so you may spend as little or as much time as you like. Generally, exhibits take about 45 minutes, but once again, this is flexible. If you add on a film, these range from 20-45 minutes, and traveling exhibitions take about 45 minutes. Allow time in your schedule for lunch at the Museum Café, or shopping at the Museum Shop.
What should I do to prepare for our group visit to the Museum?
Review both pages of your invoice as soon as you receive it (usually emailed within 24 hours of making your reservation). Page one includes your schedule, attendance, and payment information. Page two includes helpful information about your scheduled visit. Have a printed map and directions available for the driver(s) if traveling by bus. The physical address for directions/transportation is: 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201. Complimentary bus parking is available. Pay close attention to the parking directions that are mailed to you, as the Museum has different bus parking available on weekends and holidays versus Monday-Friday.
When is the payment due?
A nonrefundable deposit is due within 10 days of booking a reservation ($50 for invoices totaling less than $500, and $100 for invoices totaling more than $500). Final payment is due two weeks before your visit date. Business checks and credit cards are accepted. Mailing address for payments: Attn: Reservations, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
Is it possible to change reservation date, schedule, or attendance?
Changes may be made until two weeks before your visit date. At that time your final payment is due and no more changes may be made. Exception: new guests may be added to your reservation when you check in for a group visit. Museum theater seating will be subject to availability.
Even our littlest of guests can book as a group of 10 or more, by way of an adult of course. Big discoveries await all throughout our pint-sized world in our Children's Museum. Junior paleontologists are needed to excavate fossils in our outdoor dig pit. Young guests also have the opportunity to climb their way through a replica of the Dallas skyline and walk over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Kids can even explore an indoor campsite and crawl through a fallen log — or become a vendor, farmer or delivery driver in our Farmer's Market. This space is designed for children 5 and younger and is perfect for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to explore alongside a parent or caregiver. Prepare to discover the world together — one hands-on, crawl-on, climb-on adventure at a time!
What you need to know for your Children's Group visit
Strollers and Wagons
Personal wagons and strollers are welcomed in the exhibit halls, but are not allowed in The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience. Please be aware that on busy days, we may not be able to accommodate wagons or strollers in the Children’s Museum. Stroller parking is located at the entrance of the Children's Museum for your convenience. Children’s strollers and wagons are not available for rent.
Changing and Nursing Areas
Ladies' and Men's restrooms on all levels have changing stations located within. Mothers are welcome to nurse anywhere in the Museum, and there is a private nursing area located in the Children's Museum.
Group Architecture Tours
Go behind the scenes and experience our building as an exhibit.
Find out the design-centered reasons why the escalator only goes up, how the building was made to “float” with custom-designed structural support, and learn how the native plant life on the living roof is a landscaped tour across Texas — and through time — that helps make the Museum eco-friendly.
- This is a guided walking tour and will last 1-1.5 hours.
- Please inform the tour guide if any accommodations are required.
- This tour is available for 11th grade and up.
For groups of 10 or more, book your private architecture tour by contacting us at 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or firstname.lastname@example.org.