Here in Dallas, we now have the chance to soar like an eagle, feel the earth move and shake right under our feet and race against a T-Rex!  At the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you can experience these fun opportunities and more in their 5 floors of amazing hands-on exhibits. We had the opportunity to spend the day there eariler this month and were delighted with how much there was to do for all ages….toddlers up to adults! But even more impressive is the incredibly long list of programs the Perot Museum offers our great city.  Everything from scout programs, to day camps, to adult happy hours, there is something fun for everyone.  Here are just a few of the fun things the Perot Museum has going on! Discovery Days Every second Saturday of the month, the Perot Museum presents a new topic of learning for families. Free with admission, Discovery Days include live demonstrations, hands on experiments, performances, creating art, and presentations from local experts.  The next Discovery Day is “Circuits, Blueprints, and Robots: Discover Engineering and Innovation” on February 9, 2013. Day Camps for Little Ones There are numerous day camps for children ages 1 -5.  Scribbles and Dribbles for ages 1-2 (45 mins),  Little Leonardos   for children ages 3 -5 (1 hour) and Budding Scientists for ages 3-5 (3 hours) are all fun classes for adult and child.  Pick from 3 different times once a week and engage your child in a fun & innovative combination of both art and science. Classes vary in price for the 8 week session.  Registration for the Spring session “Plant Path” will open in February. Museum Sleepovers What? Who wouldn’t like to see if the museum comes alive at night?  You can with a Sleepover at the Perot Museum.  Designed specifically for children ages 6 -12 and adult chaperones, sleepovers include after-hours access, a late night snack, a 3D movie and a light breakfast.  FUN! Social Science It’s a new kind of date night! The Perot Museum offers an exclusive, adults-only  evening of learning and fun….with a cash bar! For $15 ($10 for members), you will get to tour the museum kids-free, see dynamic performances and hands-on demonstrations, and see “sneak-peeks” of current research and inventions with guest scientists.  The Social Science nights are fun and engaging.  The next one will be on April 5, 2013 from 7 pm -11pm. Additionally, the Perot Museum offers engaging programs for both Boy & Girl Scouts, Schools, and offer both Spring Break and Summer Day camps for Elementary kids.  Those are filling up fast, so check into them quick if you are interested.  What a great resource we have with the Perot Museum, truly fulfilling their mission, “Inspiring minds through nature and science” in every way possible!

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