On November 22, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Today many attractions and monuments in the city commemorate not only that tragic day, but the man himself. Here are a few sights you should definitely not miss.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field St, Dallas , Texas, 75201
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science spans five floors that contain 11 permanent exhibits covering dinosaurs, the solar system, humanity, sports, engineering, and innovation. The on-site Moody Family Children’s Museum includes a scaled version of Dallas. The museum also screens a variety of 3D films, and throughout the month scheduled events include Discovery Days, laboratories for kids, and thought-provoking lectures for adults.
Save money with a CityPASS, which bundles your admission with other exciting Dallas-area attractions such as the Sixth Floor Museum, the Dallas Zoo, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
General admission tickets are timed, but you can arrive any time after the specified time slot listed on your ticket.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is fully wheelchair accessible, and free wheelchair loans are available.
The museum has an on-site restaurant and gift shop.
How to Get There
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located in downtown Dallas between the Design District and Deep Ellum, and accessible from TX-75 or the Dallas North Tollway. Paid parking is available in the museum lot, under the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The DART’s West End Station and West Transfer Station are both within a 10-minute walk of the museum.
When to Get There
The Perot is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday. The museum gets busy during weekends and during the summer and school holidays. On a weekday, try to time your visit for later in the afternoon, after 2pm, to avoid field trip groups. If you visit on the weekend, arrive early.
Cubism in Dallas
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science building is an exhibit itself. Built in 2012 to inspire scientific curiosity and imagination, the museum has won awards for its sustainable design. Its unique architecture stands out in the city’s skyline as a textured concrete cube slashed with bright blue glass windows. The museum was named in honor of benefactors Margot and Ross Perot.
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