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Springtime at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Springtime at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Claire and I visited the Perot Museum last week. We learned about the new exhibits and everything you need to know to host a birthday party at the Perot Museum. Read on for more info AND a chance to win four tickets to the museum!

It’s March, you guys! MARCH! And that means (aside from all the rain, and ice, and cold weather) that the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is full of fun new springtime activities that I know you won’t want to miss! Last week, Claire and I braved a blustery day (SNOW!) to check out the fun new activities taking place at the museum. 

Perot Museum FrogsOne of the things I love most about the museum is that it really, truly is child-friendly. My kids find something new around every corner, and I usually end up dragging them from each exhibit because they could spend hours at each one!

T-RexNew to the museum, and staying for just a short amount of time, is the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. In this exhibit, participants can see how Sherlock Holmes used science to solve mysteries, and then try to solve a murder mystery themselves. 

Did you know that the author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, was a chemistry and forensics expert who pioneered the way for modern-day forensics? You’ll learn about this and SO MUCH MORE at the Sherlock Holmes exhibit.

Perot Museum WindowOf course, visiting the museum with a three-year-old means we didn’t spend a lot of time solving murder mysteries. As usual, Claire wanted to check out the dinosaurs, experience an earthquake, and check out the view every chance we got. Halfway through our visit, Claire turned to me and said (with all the sincerity a person has when they are three-years-old and only ever say what they really mean), “Mom, I really like it here.”

Perot Museum View

Perot Museum FunWhile we were there, we were lucky enough to talk with Perot Museum CEO Colleen Walker about everything going on at the museum. She got us up-to-date on the Sherlock exhibit as well as the newest National Geographic films playing at the museum (which are SO cool, by the way). 

Instruments at Perot MuseumWe also learned a little bit more about birthday parties at the Perot Museum, and I want to share some notes on that because I think this sounds way (way, way, waaaaaaay) better than some of the birthday parties I have thrown that cost just as much. 

Here’s the short version of Everything You Need to Host a Birthday Party at the Perot Museum:

  • Free invitations are available online
  • Catering and goody bags are available, or you can bring your own food and goody bags!
  • There are 8 different party themes available
  • Parties are an hour-and-a-half long, but guests have access to the museum for the entire day (how great is that?!)
  • Parties can accomodate 30-40 guests
  • Cost is between $260-375 (discounts available if you’re a member)

You can get all the details on hosting a birthday party at the Perot Museum here.

You can find hours, directions, and ticket information here.

Through March 6th, you can get 15% off your annual membership when you call and tell them you saw the 15% off discount on my blog! Just tell them you were referred by Carrie Elle! Find out more about membership here.

And now for the fun part! I have four tickets to giveaway. These tickets expire May 10th, 2015 and are not valid March 7-15. To enter, just leave a comment below telling me why you want to visit the museum. I’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, March 12th. 

Find me on Facebook for easy recipes, free printables, super simple kid-friendly crafts, and things to do in Dallas. I’d love to have you join me over there!



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I would love to go and take my daughter and niece. I know how much they would enjoy seeing and hearing all the neat things the museum has to to offer.

We would love to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibit and Harper would love to see the dinosaurs! 🙂

I would love to take my son to, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

Thank you!

I would love the opportunity for my brother and I to take our daughters to the museum and experience the interaction of this wonderful place. The two of them are more like sisters and love to learn together. Thanks for the chance!

Our family has never been to the Perot Museum but I’d love to take them. We have two young boys that would be fascinated with the dinosaurs!

We’d like to go because our last visit ended early due to one sick toddler and one toddler who tried to run back to see the dinos when it was lunch time. They runner is still talking about it.

What’s better than an interactive art experience and educational opportunity all in one.

My hubby and I love watching that Elementary show that is a spin-off of Sherlock Holmes. When I told him there was a Sherlock Holmes exhibit at the Perot, he was so excited! We’d love to check it out.

We love the dinos and would love to see Sherlock Holmes!

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