Dallas Museum of Nature & Science
in Fair Park, Dallas, Tx
The last thing I wanted to do is go to another boring museum, but I was way wrong on this one. I had a blast! They actually let you touch stuff! My favorite was the body room. If you have ever wondered why you have to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze, believe me, you will understand why after you visit this part of the museum. Science is not my favorite subject in school, but if my classroom was like this place, I would definitely change my mind.
The Dallas Museum of Nature & Science is in Fair Park - home of the Cotton Bowl and the Texas State Fair. The museum is actually a merger of three Dallas museums. The Dallas Museum of Natural History and The Science Place merged in 2006. The Dallas Children's Museum joined the pair in October 2007. The result is a trifecta of family fun for all ages and an excellent way to escape the Texas heat.
In the Nature building, you will find an impressive collection of plants, reptiles, mammals, fish, amphibians, birds, shells, fossils and fossil plants covering billions of years. Dinosaur lovers will go nuts over the paleontology lab where they can see actual paleontologists process artifacts as they come in.
The Science Building has permanent and special exhibits, an auditorium and the IMAX Theatre. Daniel's favorite gallery, Your Incredible Body, was one of my favorites as well. If you have children under the age of six, do not miss the Children's Museum on the lower level. Expect to spend the majority of your time here as children have an assortment of galleries where they can explore, touch, play and learn about water, farm living, city living, their homes and their backyard.
The third building - the Planetarium - requires a nominal admittance charge, but for stargazers it is definitely a must-see.
The museum is available for birthday parties and hosts several sleepovers throughout the year as well as family fun days and summer camp programs.
Fair Park, 1318 South 2nd Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210
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|Jacob Tip: Make sure to come early. There's enough to see and do here for two days.|
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