Yesterday Littlest and I spent the day at the Perot Museum in Dallas, celebrating their 2nd birthday. Our first stop were the dinosaurs, which Littlest told me were ‘massive’. I’d clearly have to agree with him. He asked me lots of questions about the dinosaurs, and he seemed to be particularly interested in which ones were carnivores and which were herbivores. (We learned that the Alamosaurus on display at the Perot is the only complete Alamosaurus skeleton in the world!) It towers over the T-Rex next to it.
We got to explore the solar system, look at giant geode’s, and try our hand at building an earthquake resistant structure. The Robot arena is currently under construction but is going to be even bigger and better when it reopens as the number of stations increases from 4 to 16. And 4 of the new stations will be special preschool stations. The musical stairs were a fun surprise for Littlest, each stair plays a different note, as we went down to the Children’s Museum area. This section is specifically designed for kids 5 and younger, and was a perfect place to run off any extra energy.
It was a little chilly yesterday but that didn’t stop us from playing outside the museum either. The frogs are always fun and so were the musical instruments outside.
If you are local and still working on your Christmas gifts, a membership at the Perot makes an excellent gift. You get special member-only hours, member discounts in the shop and on parking, plus reciprocal admission to more than 300 science museums around the country. (Really great for summer vacations.) And if you’re thinking you might want to get, or gift, a membership if you call the member hotline between now and December 12th and mention my blog you’ll get a 15% discount for new members (can’t be combined with any other offer). They also have a slew of special events planned for the holidays, from a special showing of Frozen to daily wintery demonstrations. You can visit their website for a full schedule of events.
I was not paid for this blog post, though I did receive complimentary tickets to attend the museum and to giveaway. All opinions are my own.