If you’re ready to get blasted off to outer space, or jump back in time to the time of the dinosaurs, or even take a trip down into the Earth on a drill, all you need to do is visit the Perot Museum in Dallas! Built in 2012, this amazing museum offers up 5 packed floors of exhibits, including many, many hands-on, interactive ones that the kids (and you) will love! Before you load the kids in the car, check out my tips before you go, because saving money is always fun!
1. Become a Member We have loved and used our Perot Museum Membership, not only at the Perot Museum, but across the country at different museums that reciprocate with the Perot, including the Fort Worth Museum or Science and History and the Heard Natural History Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney! You can also take advantage of so many Members Only activities, including special hours!
2. $1 Community Partners Visitors must be enrolled in one of the following state/federally supported assistance programs: TANF – (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), SNAP – (Texas Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), WIC – (Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Program), SSI – (Supplemental Security Income), SSDI – (Social Security Disability Insurance), RSDI – (Retirement Survivors Disability Insurance), CHIP – (Children’s Health Insurance Program), CHIP-perinatal, CCMS – (Child Care Management Services Program), Children’s Medicaid. Click HERE for more information.
3. Dallas CityPass Save 40% on tickets to the Perot Museum, Reunion Tower GeoDeck, Dallas Zoo or George W. Bush Presidential Library, and the 6th Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza!
4. Educators get in FREE! Texas (and bordering states) K-12 teachers with their proof of employment are allowed same day FREE admission! There’s a bit of red tape involved, so check their website before you go.
5. Military and First Responders get in FREE! The Perot Museum extends free general admission to all active duty members and veterans of the United States military, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics/EMTs, and a $3 discount for their families
6. FREE Admission to visitors with a ASTC Museum Membership If you have a reciprocating membership to another museum outside of the 150 mile radius, or the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History or the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.
7. Check Groupon Very seldom the Perot Museum will offer savings with a Groupon, however compare the prices before you purchase with regular daily admissions. Be aware that purchasing a Groupon does not automatically get you a ticket to the Perot.
8. Groups Grab your friends and family, Scout Groups or anyone else to save! Groups of 10 or more can have significant savings when they book ahead!
8. Parking is $10/car under the bridge or at the parking lot across the street. Members can park for $3. If you don’t mind a short walk, parking at the Dallas World Aquarium is only $8, this lot does fill up quickly.
9. Food You can carry your own food and drinks for a picnic. No open drinks allowed in the museum exhibits. I put my water bottle in my backpack. While there aren’t tables available inside for guest with their own food, you can eat outside, or take it down to Klyde Warren Park. The Perot does have a come and go policy with General Admission tickets.
More Things To Do in Dallas
Klyde Warren Park is one of the premier FREE city parks in Dallas! Daily activities on the lawn, book and games can be rented and they have not only several food trucks but also a sit-down restaurant!
The Dallas Museum of Art is FREE to all guest to their permanent exhibits, which include a great assortment of unique, hands-on activities for children!
From May 1st – September 30th, you can take an affordable tour the American Airlines Center.
A favorite in Dallas since 2012, Meso Maya on McKinney in the old Luna Tortilla Factory is a short walk from the Perot Museum!
Leave your worries at the door of Sablon – Chocolate Lounge!
The heated, open-year-round infinite pool at the Omni Dallas Downtown makes it a must on your visit to Dallas.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field St., Dallas
Click HERE to visit their website.
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