Member Only Hours at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas

Spring Break, Day #2!

We started our second day of Spring Break at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for Members Only!  It’s one of the many GREAT perks of being a member at the museum, besides the big yellow sticker they give you that says “I am a Member!”

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Members Only Hours are on Saturdays, from 8:30am until 10:00am, and Sundays from 10am until noon.  They are also open for select holidays.  Each Monday, the Moody Family Children’s Museum is open to members only from 10am – noon.

During the Member Only Hours, it’s business as usual.  All the exhibits are open for the public!

We ordered our tickets online at home.  Although we are members and get in free, we still need to order and print out our tickets.  During a busy time like Spring Break, the museum quickly sells out so it’s always recommended to buy them online.

I prefer to park in the Museum Parking under Woodall Rodgers Frwy.  The parking is $8, but members can get their parking validated inside the museum and pay only $3.

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My 14-year-old son, who has wanted to be a paleontologist since before he could say the word, loves the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall   It’s filled with dinosaur fossils, facts and interactive games!

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My six-year old’s favorite exhibit is just upstairs from the dinosaurs.  Another interactive game, the Build Your Own Bird, is located in the Rose Hall of Birds.  Guest visit 6 stations, choosing different wings, feathers, body, feet and beak types, diet and calls for their very own bird.  Once they name the bird, they get to view the funny creation!

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The Biolab is my 12-year-old daughter’s favorite exhibit!  Reserved for guest 8 years and older, you must put on gloves, eye protection and a lab coat before entering.

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Sitting down at a working lab station, we are walked through the procedure for attaining our own cheek cells, using a toothpick to scrape them off the inside of our mouth, and placing them on a slide.  Then after washing, drying and dyeing the cells, we are able to see them with the microscope.  It’s amazing to see the nucleus of our own cells, where all of our DNA is stored!

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Of course, there is so much more to do in the museum that we all love!  From programming robots to manuever a maze to the Moody Children’s Museum, we love all the exhibits!

And we are looking forward to their upcoming traveling exhibit, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, opening April 6th, with special member preview hours April 3-5!

Keep Having Fun in the TExas Sun! 

Michelle 

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