Friday, January 18, 2013
Perot Museum of Science and Nature - Dallas, TX
First, admire the building. It's solid natural materials ground it, and then pieces jut into the sky as if daring us to believe we can learn. In the lobby, you are greeted by a 35 ft. long dinosaur. There are eleven permanent halls and a traveling exhibit hall. There is a Children's Museum designed for kids five and younger. The digital theater features 2D and 3D science movie experiences. Green features include a rainwater collection system, LED lighting, and solar powered water heating.
Start on Level 4 - the Expanding Universe Hall features a journey through the solar system. Also the Then and Now Hall has dinosauers - always a crowd favorite. Plus there is a special Hall of Birds.
Level 2 - Being Human shows slices of the human body, teaches us about molecular biology and genetics. Then the Engineering and Innovation Hall features robotics and new technologies being designed today. And the Discovering Life Hall features a Texas Blackland Prairie.
Level 1 - This is where you first entered. It hosts the theaters, a cafe, the museum shop, and a rooftop deck to view the Dallas Skyline.
Lower Level - Here kids can start their science adventures in the Children's Museum. Adults can have fun with science in the Sports Hall. Throw a football. Then check out your video against that of Roger Staubach. Somehow my toss was not as smooth. The study of sports science is growing as you learn how they measure the human body and its limits.
As you can tell, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is fun and enthralling for the whole family. Come explore today.