Thank you to guest writer (and mommy), Erica R. for going on a fun family adventure to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and sharing her adventures with us at McKinney Mommas!
We are huge dinosaur fans in this house.
We will never forget the reaction of our oldest, who was 3 at the time, when we walked into the dinosaur hall at the Perot Museum for the first time, and she saw the T Rex.
She could only say “Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my GOSH!” over & over.
Now both girls can recite the names of most of the skeletons in the museum.
The Perot Museum keeps them curious, and we love that.
Today we visited all of our favorites – the dinosaurs, the earthquake simulator, the gem hall, and the children’s museum – and experienced a couple of new things.
The current traveling exhibit is 2TheXtreme: MathAlive! The girls really liked this exhibit.
They climbed a rock wall, rode a snowboard, and took a 360 photo of themselves which was emailed home so we could watch it again. There are all sorts of things in this exhibit for kids of all ages.
We also had a great time at “Story Time Under the Stars” inside the portable planetarium. The girls couldn’t wait to get inside the inflatable planetarium (okay, maybe they thought it was a bounce house!) - either way, they were mesmerized by the night sky and fully engaged all three stories.
There's just a few more days to experience some of the special winter programs at the Perot Museum, so plan your visit in the next few days (ends January 5th, 2015) to catch:
Live Winter Wonderland Demonstrations (daily Dec. 20 – Jan. 5) From live shows with cold habitat animals from the Dallas Zoo, to experiments with super-cold liquid nitrogen, the Perot Museum takes winter wonderland to the extreme.
- Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 and 2 p.m
- Fruit DNA Extraction, daily 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Science on the Spot featuring wintry demonstrations, daily 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- 2TheXTreme:MathAlive (through Jan. 4, 2015) Snowboard through a mountain pass, design your own video game, attempt an Ollie on a virtual skateboard, master engineer a modern city and capture a snapshot of yourself in 360-degrees. Then challenge a friend in a mountain bike race, jump into a ‘binary dance party,’ or program and control Curiosity, NASA’s next Mars rover.
- Discovery Days (January 10) Families discover the fun of science together every second Saturday! Try
out real experiments, design and build new creations, and check out
dynamic performances each month with guest scientists, educators and
For more information on admission, pricing, and special events throughout the year, visit: http://www.perotmuseum.org/.