We had the opportunity to join up with a homeschool group and visit the Perot Museum in Dallas yesterday. It was a lot of fun! If you live in the Dallas area, or are visiting, I would put it on my list of recommendations. It is a nature and science museum that lives in a really neat building. Bill Nye has visited it, so it has to be cool, right?
The museum houses 11 permanant exhibit halls devoted to a different field of science or nature. The Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall contained a lot of neat robotics, among other things. Me, Brady, and the kids had fun with a machine that measured your brain waves. If you could get your brain waves into the correct waves, either by relaxing or thinking of math problems, a ping pong ball would shoot into a basket.
The Being Human Hall was all about the human body. Want to use a machine that can show your veins, control a prosthetic limb, or look at yourself using an infrared camera? This was the area for that.
We spent about five hours at the museum, and there were parts that we skipped. By the end of the day, our entire crew had achy feet. We experienced an earthquake, watched a tornado, saw all sorts of taxidermy native Texas wildlife, and ogled at gems.
On the bottom floor of the museum, there is a fun children's museum so that the smaller members of your crew can get some wiggles out.
If you want more information on visiting the Perot Museum, just look here. I am sure you would enjoy it as much as we did.