A wonderful place for the child in all of us to explore the inspiring and engaging world of nature and science. Exciting exhibits, IMAX theatre and Planetarium shows.
Since the Perot Museum opened the doors to its gorgeous new building in 2012, our family has loved visiting the museum as often as possible. With four floors and dozens of exhibits, there is something to interest everyone in the family.
Ellie May at the Perot Museum
The Perot Museum has a new family member! Ellie May is a Columbian Mammoth discovered and excavated right here in Texas. We were able to meet the paleontologist, Dr. Ron Tykoski and learned a few interesting facts about the incredible find.
She was found in Ellis County and her skeleton was almost complete. They were even able to recover her tail – extremely rare because it is typically the first thing to be scavenged, hers was preserved because she tucked it underneath her body. She is beautifully displayed in a unique way that allows visitors to see her as she was at the excavation site.
This exhibit is located right off the elevators on Level 3. If you visit Ellie May at the museum, check out the display on the wall – you are able to control a camera pointed over the mammoth to get a better look.
Creatures of Light at the Perot Museum
Another new experience at the Perot Museum is the Creatures of the Night: Nature’s Bioluminescence exhibit on the lower level across from the Children’s museum. There are larger-than-life replicas of glowing mushrooms, vampire squid, flickering fireflies, fluorescent corals, and even live flashlight fish. It is an amazing exhibit your family won’t want to miss.
Of course, you won’t want to miss the stunning 3D Films in the Hoglund Foundation Theater. Right now, they are showing four brilliant films including Jerusalem 3D, Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D, Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D, and Wonders of the Arctic 3D.
Of course, we had to explore the rest of the museum while we were there. Really, the best reason to visit the Perot Museum is to see the amazement and wonder on your little one’s face as they realize just how interesting our world can be.
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas TX, 75202
Open 363 days a year (closed only Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day) | Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm | Sunday noon-5 pm | Hours subject to change visit website for most current information.