Happy Tiny Tuesday! As Charlee Kate of Our Beau Monde and Emma Grace (my big 1 year old now!) explore Dallas, we make a pit stop at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This museum was designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureat Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects - it's worth going just to see his work! When you first walk up to the museum there is an exploratory outdoor science park, which is free to the public. Once you are in the museum, there are 11 permanent exhibit halls, a state-of-the art traveling exhibition hall, a Children's Museum (our favorite), a digital theater, a flexible space museum, and an education wing. The museum also boasts of multiple green features: a rainwater collection system, LED lighting, and solar-powered water heating.
On our way into the museum Andi of Our Beau Monde and I had a conversation about how we couldn't imagine how a family would justify the cost of a membership to one museum. We could totally see a membership to ALL the Dallas museums, but one? How could you possibly get your money's worth with a little one to just one museum? Would you really go multiple times? Well, one visit to the Perot Museum and you will easily see how a membership is the best way to go. There is so. much. to. do.
Our first and only stop for this trip was to the Children's Museum (an indoor & outdoor play space designed especially for kids 5 years and younger). Although there are 5 levels of fun including the lower level, we thought this would be the best place to explore for our little ladies since they are both one year old.
When I tell you we were WOWED upon entering the Children's Museum, we were WOWED! You could literally spend an entire day in this section alone. The Children's Museum is A-mazing. It is divided into 8 sections: a camping section, a food market, a floral market, a water area, the dallas skyline play gym, an art area, an area for babies that may not be walking yet, and a sandbox/outdoor area. Each section is interactive and inspires learning. It's a very hands-on way to entertain your child with encouraging learning. Our girls are always on the go, so we spent most of our time on the play gym and in the art area.
Why, yes, this does explain my child perfectly...always pushing the limits...
Why go down the slide when you can go up, right?
Yes, we did have another mom come up to us to inform us that our girls were eating the crayons...you win some, you lose some...
We hope this post has inspired you to visit this fabulous museum. If you decide to go, we highly recommend checking out these visitor tips here.
FUN FACT: FREE admission for military & first responders during summer 2014!!! Thank you for all who serve our country!
xo - anna & emma grace