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Family Fun at the Perot Museum

A special thank you to the Perot Museum and the Dallas CVB for this complimentary experience.

Dallas is fun, y’all.  If you’ve never been, you must visit this fun, family-friendly destination.  During our weekend in Dallas, we did so much.  Looking back, I’m impressed the kids made it through without seriously injuring one another.

If you want a recap of our weekend in Dallas you can check out all of these links with the fun things we did.

We rounded out our weekend in Dallas with a trip to the Perot Museum.  When my boys learned they had a dinosaur exhibit, they couldn’t wait to run in and see it.  Since we hadn’t eaten lunch yet, we stopped by the Museum Cafe and ate a really fast lunch.  Having a cafe on the premises makes it easy to spend a good portion of the day at the museum. If someone gets hungry, it’s easy to pick up a full meal or a small snack.

Perot Museum is in downtown Dallas and features five floors of exhibits.  The museum is home to 11 permanent exhibits. Some exhibits are equipped with games, video, hands on activities and interactive kiosks.  My children spent a good amount of time playing the video game in the Dinosaur Exhibit.

perot museum dino teethIn fact, we spent most of our time with the dinosaurs. The boys were fascinated and they had to touch and feel everything.

perot museum dino

perot museum dino

perot museum dino

There really is something for everyone at the museum.  While not all exhibit halls will be of interest to everybody, there were some cool things to see and I think all five of us learned something.  So while we did spend the day as a family enjoying each other, we also learned a little about dinosaurs, birds, minerals, etc.

The 11 permanent exhibit halls are:

  • T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall
  • Rose Hall of Birds
  • Tom Hunt Energy Hall
  • Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall
  • Expanding Universe Hall
  • Being Human Hall
  • Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall
  • The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall
  • Moody Family Children’s Museum
  • Sports Hall
  • Discovering Life Hall

My two older boys (my husband and oldest son) had fun reporting a hurricane in front of a green screen!  My husband did all of the talking and my son just stood there with a smile.  They drew quite the crowd which really embarrassed my son.  My husband, not so much!

perot museum news anchor

There is so much to see and do at the museum that you can easily spend a majority of your day there.  You can go through the museum at your own pace, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We didn’t feel rushed at all and the children could ask as many questions as they wanted.

perot museum turtle

I took so many pictures of the different exhibits throughout the museum because everything looked so life-like.  The handiwork behind these exhibits is phenomenal! If I didn’t know these were taken inside a museum, I’d never know they weren’t REAL animals.

perot museum wolfIf you are in the Dallas area or plan on visiting anytime soon, definitely check out the Perot Museum.


2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, Texas 75201-1704
Non-member parking is $6.

Ticket Prices:

Adults – $15
Children age 2 to 11 – $10
Seniors (65+) – $12
Students age 12 to 17 – $12
Children under age 2 – Free

Does your family like museums? If so, what is your favorite part of the museum?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    My kids love museums and my son would especially love this place with the dinosaur bones!!

  2. 2

    What a great looking museum! My son would go crazy for the dinosaurs.

  3. 3

    This looks like such a great day out! I would be sure to pop in if I was ever in the area as I do love a museum 🙂 x

  4. 4

    Sounds like a great place to take a family. Can’t wait to head back to Dallas and take the kids.

  5. 5

    My son would love that. He is really into dinos right now. One day we will visit Dallas as a family!

  6. 6

    That is AWESOME!! My son would love this museum.

  7. 7

    Those dino skeletons are really cool & not many places have them.

  8. 8

    Great pics! The prices are very reasonable for such a great time!

  9. 9

    That little turtle is too cute!

  10. 10

    I love museums, especially the Smithsonian in DC. I think it is just neat being able to browse.

  11. 11

    My family loves museums. We like the hands on exhibits.

  12. 12

    Dallas is actually pretty high up on my travel bucket list. This sure does look like a fun time!

  13. 13

    Looks like fun! I love any place where I can see some dinosaurs!

  14. 14

    We love taking the kids to the museum, so many things to learn. It has rich history and the exhibits are always a hit.

  15. 15

    That is so cool that they actually got to touch some of the items on exhibit! My son would love this place!

  16. 16

    My son would be all over this one. He loves dinosaurs! 🙂

  17. 17

    Looks like they have some great exhibits! My boys love learning about dinosaurs.

  18. 18

    I’d love to check this museum out.

  19. 19

    Looks like a great place to take the kids!

  20. 20

    wow sounds amazing!! and luv all your pics too

  21. 21

    This looks like a fun place to visit!

  22. 22

    ok, the turtle pic. THE TURTLE!! So cute.

  23. 23

    This actually looks like a fun and wonderful family day, I would totally do this!

  24. 24

    Great photos! We love museums, especially hands-on museums.

  25. 25

    Awww that little turtle was Adorable!!!! I think it would be so fun to visit, I will keep this in mind if we decide to head that way for a vacation!!!

  26. 26

    I have not been to a museum in ages, I have asked my hubby a few times if he wants to go when we are in the city but it never seems to happen.

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