Galactic Adventure and Other Spring Break Activities at the Perot Museum

sunrise-1756274_640As winter wraps up, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will ring in spring with oodles of Spring Break fun for all ages Are you staying in town during Spring Break? The Perot Museum has you covered with daily all-about-space activities and extended hours for a fabulous staycation.

Spring Break at the Perot Museum

During Spring Break (March 10-17), the Museum will stay open daily with extended hours until 7 p.m. and member-only hours 9-10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10-11 a.m. on Sunday. The Museum will resume normal hours on Sunday, March 18.

At select times during Spring Break, March 10-18, museum visitors can enjoy daily space-themed demonstrations, experiments and story times involving solar systems, sundials, space mission patches, bottle rockets and floating solar bags, to name a few. Plus, little ones ages 5 and under can enjoy constellation exploration crafts in the Moody Family Children’s Museum daily until 3 p.m.

Galatic Adventures with the Journey to Space Exhibit 

 3…2…1… Lift off for fun! What’s it like to live and work in space? How do astronauts sleep in a weightless environment, go to the bathroom in orbit and what effect does space travel have on their bodies? Presented in English and Spanish, Journey to Space is a hands-on adventure for all ages that takes guests as close to space as one can get from Earth.

At 10,000 square feet, Journey to Space features two massive rotating labs that simulate what it looks and feels like to be on the International Space Station Destiny module. Visitors can launch a rocket, test gravity in a drop tower, sit on a space toilet, control a robotic arm, check out Neil Armstrong’s authentic gloves from his Apollo 11 mission and more. Plus, young cadets will have a blast at the space station activity area. The exhibition is presented locally by Highland Capital Management and requires a surcharge.

From an out-of-this-world Journey to Space exhibition that virtually thrusts humans into space (without leaving Earth), to an adults-only Social Science, architecture- and earth-themed Discovery Days plus Spring Break activities, the Perot Museum will feature adventures aplenty to satisfy a spring getaway or staycation.

Science is ever-changing, and we work hard to keep the experiences at the Perot Museum fresh, so what better time to come discover something new than spring?” said Dr. Linda Abraham-Silver, Eugene McDermott CEO of the Perot Museum. “Spring Break at the Perot Museum makes for a perfect vacation – or staycation destination – with daily activities, 3D films, Discovery Days and, of course, our incredible space exhibition. While everyday trips to space may not be that far off, in the meantime, Journey to Space is the next best thing.

And remember, save time and skip the lines by reserving tickets online at perotmuseum.org.

More Family-Friendly Fun

3D FILMS IN THE HOGLUND FOUNDATION THEATER, A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

Don some 3D glasses, sit back and enjoy incredible science on the big screen. The Perot Museum’s spring film lineup includes Dream Big 3D (through May 24), Hurricane 3D (through May 24), and Journey to Space 3D (through May 6). To view film trailers and schedule, go to perotmuseum.org. Films are presented locally by Primrose Schools. Ticket prices below.

DISCOVERY DAYS 

On the 2nd Saturday of the month, family-fun Discovery Days feature exciting experiments, activities, and performances with scientists, educators, and artists throughout the Museum. On March 10, explore the process of coding and celebrate the versatile minicomputer Raspberry Pi’s birthday.

Try your hand at coding a Raspberry Pi, turn everyday objects into a computer keyboard, learn how video games are made, and explore the concept of virtual reality at Discovery Days: Coding. Come back April 14 for Discovery Days: Earth and celebrate our planet with mineral testing experiments, energy efficient circuits, weather patterns and more.

Free to members and included with general admission for non-members, Discovery Days take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (with exclusive member access from 9-10 a.m.)

SPRING BREAK SLEEPOVERS

If you snooze, you lose! Get your tickets for a Perot Museum sleepover now before they sell out.

These overnight adventures give children ages 6-14 and their adult chaperones behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s 11 exhibit halls complete with exclusive demonstrations, hands-on discovery, a late-night snack, 3D film and light breakfast to round out the experience.

  • March 16 (Video Game Science)
  • April 13 (All-Boys Engineering)
  • May 5 (All-Girls STEM)
  • Sleepovers are open to groups of all sizes – from a parent and child to entire organizations. Cost is $45 per child and $30 per adult chaperone.
HOURS. General hours of operation for the Perot Museum are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
TICKETS. Museum general admission is $20 for adults (18-64), $13 for youth (2-17) and $14 for seniors (65+). Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free. For a limited time, reserve your general admission tickets online and save $2 per person. For groups of 10 or more, call for special rates at 214-428-5555 ext. 8. All prices are subject to change.

The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For parking information and other details, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.
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