THE PEROT MUSEUM of NATURE and SCIENCE-FOR TODDLERS
The fairly new Perot Museum of Science is easily a Dallas staple with it’s eye catching exterior and internal 5 floors of interactive science experimental fun! There is obviously so much to see and do for the big kids but what about the tiny tots? This post is for you!
The Perot has a Kiddville for toddlers with all kinds of Dallas themed interactive play stations. Dexter had so much fun at the Mini Farmers market which lets kids pretend to shop for fruits and veggies, transport, sort and organize them while teaching little ones the importance of nutrition.
My personal favorite, being a city girl and all, is the Dallas skyline, jungle gym. It is adorable mini version of our great city small enough for our babies to appreciate and enjoy. The Mini city has stairs, slides, ladders, tunnels, blocks on conveyor belts and little surprises around every corner.
A favorite station among many of the pint-sized patrons is the water table, sounds messy right? Rest assured your kids will stay dry, everyone gets their own small apron and incase of any accidents, there are non-comedogenic air dryers. You will probably want to save this one for after they have been outside in the dino-dig station. WARNING: Children will get sandy (we usually opt out of this one).
My husband’s choice station is the camping and outdoor set up. After your kids have chosen their dress up attire of camping gear or animal costume, their imaginations can run wild in the make-believe forest. Their are live reptiles to see, trees and logs to climb in and out of, tents, picnic toys and a campfire!
For your more creative little ones, not to worry, there are several tables full of supplies for them to create whatever their little hands can make!
Your little Einsteins will have endless fun and imagination at the Perot Museum of Nature and science. Don’t forget to stop and splash around the entrance water fountains on your way out!
HOW TO PLAN-
- TICKETS- ok, so there are a couple of options here…. standard admission is $19 for adults… Yikes! that’s kinda steep! You can save money on this and several Dallas attractions buy purchasing a Dallas City Pass which happens to be on sale right now at 41% off. The ultimate deal is a museum membership. Among many options, the most popular is the family membership. It’s only $110 per year for a whole family+ parking discounts + guest passes and more! This is the stay at home moms dream come true, especially in those colder months when indoor activities are key!
- PARKING: Designated parking for the museum is under the Woodall Rogers bridge and costs $6, or $3 for membership holders. If you go during the week you can get lucky and catch a street meter spot and only pay $1!
- SNACK: The Museum does have a full restaurant comprable to IKEA’s food court, but we always have been able to pack small snacks and waters for the babes and keep them in our bags!
Photos by: Margaux Digiovanni