Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Formerly the Museum of Nature & Science

Education and Research in Fair Park

 

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park will be open for the First Day of the Fair on September 30, 2016.

 

Fair Hours will be Daily from 12-5pm. Admission will be $1 per person / Free for Perot Members and for Visitors who have been to the Victory Park campus earlier in the day. We will have a Guest Services Team member on duty during our open hours. Tickets may be purchased with credit card only at our Lobby Kiosk.

 

After the Fair closes on October 23, 2016, the Museum will be open on Saturdays Only, from 12-5pm. Admission will be $1 per person / Free for Members and Visitors who have been to the Victory Park campus earlier in the day. We will have a Guest Services Team member on duty during our open hours. Tickets may be purchased with credit card only at our Lobby Kiosk.

 

The museum will be adding a new temporary outdoor sign to the museum which reads:

 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Education and Research

 

Perot Museum Staff will continue their work Monday through Friday which includes these areas:

  • Outreach Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Science Webcasts
  • Paleontology Lab Research (staffed 7 days a week)
  • Collections
  • Archives

 


 

Here are some quick facts about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park, Education and Research:

  • The first floor of the museum features 52 dioramas that showcase native plants and animals from around Texas. Many of these dioramas date back to the opening of the Museum in 1936 and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is charged with their care and upkeep.
  • Look closely at the plant leaves that appear to be alive — each one is handmade out of wax!
  • Additional fossils, gems and minerals from our collections will be on display throughout the first and second floor lobbies.
  • The Lower Level Paleo Lab operates during our public hours and visitors can observe volunteers and scientists working to reveal ancient fossils.
  • The Nature Building, along with many other buildings in Fair Park, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The building was closed to the public from April 2015 until September 2016 for renovations and repairs; including:
    • Repair of the loading dock ramp and adjacent retaining walls, along with the interior of the loading dock. 
    • Staff and Volunteer parking areas were resurfaced.
    • New landscaping was planted in areas on the south, southeast, and southwest sides of the building.
    • A new HVAC system was installed.
    • Roof repairs completed.
    • Replacement of exterior handrails in a style befitting the historic period of the building.
    • Renovation of the original interior art deco hand railing.
    • Replacement of portions of the first level floor tile.
    • Original tile in an Egyptian Key pattern was retained.
    • First floor limestone walls were cleaned and electricity was restored to its original wall locations.
    • The non-period gift shop and box office was removed, returning the 1st floor to its original grandeur.
    • The collection storage area for artifacts found on National land was completely outfitted with new cases and work rooms.
    • A new auditorium for science teacher training was created on the second floor.

 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park
3535 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

 
Perot Museum of Nature and Science