Do your college tours include campus visits to any of the fine colleges and universities in Dallas, Texas? If so, then you may want to tack on an extra day to your trip and spend it at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Do your upcoming college tours include campus visits to any of the fine colleges and universities in Dallas, Texas? If so, then you may want to tack on an extra day to your trip and spend it at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
What began in 2008 with a $50-million gift by the Perot children in honor of their parents Margot and Ross Perot resulted in project costs totaling $185 million, which included the site acquisition, exhibition planning and design, construction of the new building, education programs and an endowment.
The end result is an impressive 180,000-square-foot museum, approximately 14 stories high. The building is as stunning and interesting outside as all that it holds within.
The mission of the museum is to "inspire minds through nature and science" and, from what I've seen, I'd call it "mission accomplished." For an awe-inspiring journey through time, history and sceince, visit The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
The museum is so popular that tickets sell out quickly, so book your tickets in advance. You can purchase tickets online on the museum's visit information page.
Here is a partial list of Dallas area colleges and universities linked to their profile pages on Smart College Visit where you can find directions to each campus, demographics about each school, and travel planning tools for each campus:
- Dallas Theological Seminary
- Dallas Christian College
- Dallas Baptist University
- The University of Texas at Dallas
- University of Dallas
- Misericordia University
- Southern Methodist University
- Paul Quinn College
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
I had the opportunity to explore the museum just before it opened as an attendee of the Family Travel Conference in November. The museum opened to the public in December of 2012. I can't wait to return to Dallas to explore the museum in its full glory. My video of the Perot Museum originally appeared on the TravelingMom YouTube Channel. – Kelly Queijo