This striking downtown museum – designed like a slate-gray box with a glass-enclosed escalator jutting out from its facade – is an interactive experience for kids and adults alike. Geek out with an array of exhibits that cover dinosaurs, sports, space, and energy. The Perot also hosts a 21-and-up ‘Thursdays on Tap’ event with booze, food trucks, and live music.
If museums aren’t one of the first things that come to mind when you think of Dallas, you’re doing it wrong. The city’s history of cowboy culture, innovative fashion and more lends itself to an exciting history and culture scene, and unlike SF or the Big Apple with their big queues and hefty ticket prices, here you can get up close with some really unique stuff.
Many of its institutions are architecturally stunning (the Perot is one glittering example) and most are located downtown, making it easy to visit multiple in one day. Top tips: if you’re planning on hitting up several museums, take advantage of the CityPASS for discounted prices, or look for free entry days on each museum’s website.
This guide was written by James Wong, a writer based between Dallas and the UK. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.