perot_museum_nature_science via RNC 2016It is often difficult to find get everybody to want to drop their electronic gadgets for a family outing that will not cost a fortune. Going to a museum in DFW is often inexpensive or free, provides the entire family with new information, and there are many hands-on activities that make it impossible to text and learn at the same time. These are some of the top museum exhibits for the entire family to enjoy.
Perot Museum Of Nature And Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 428-5555
www.perotmuseum.orgThe Perot Museum is a great place for the family that enjoys math and science. The exhibits provide children and families alike with a hands on experience that allows for everyone to learn more about science, math, and natural history. The 180,000-square-foot facility provides information on everything from the DNA in humans and animals to dinosaur bones. On Discovery Days, kids have the opportunity to become a junior paleontologist for the day by examining fossils or they can learn more about science through experiments and performances.

Dallas Museum Of Art
1717 N. Harwood Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200
www.dma.orgThere is a lot of family programing at the Dallas Museum of Art. Want to create your own art? You can check out one of the Art To Go family totes that are designed for use throughout the museum. The bag contains materials that help you create your own art, write, or play. You might also want to try the library totes that are great for children age two to five. Each of these totes contains a picture book, activity cards, and other hands-on activities that are great for the younger children. The First Tuesday programming is designed for children under five and includes art-making activities, story times, and more.

Crow Collection Of Asian Art
2010 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 979-6430
www.crowcollection.orgAt The Crow Collection of Asian Art, you can travel across the world for free and enjoy works from 3500 BC to recent works from China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia. On the second Saturday of each month, there is a hands-on art class for people of all ages that allows the whole family to be creative and to learn more techniques and how to use different mediums. The museum exhibit includes Chinese jade, Buddhist art, and delicate fans and screen paintings.

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Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 242-5100
www.nashersculpturecenter.orgThe Nasher Sculpture Center is located right next to the Dallas Museum of Art. This center blends both indoor and outdoor galleries. Because of the unique and modern design of this museum, the family is able to enjoy art without feeling like they are in the average museum. The hands-on art classes, lectures, music and film screenings make for great events to bring the entire family to.

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

4601 Highway 360
Fort Worth, TX 76155
(817) 967-1560
www.crsmithmuseum.orgThe exhibits at this museum have a lot of interactive aspects that are great for guests of any age. Here, children that have dreams of becoming a pilot will have no problem learning how planes work, what different airline artifacts look like, and can even the chance to play with interactive computer games. The theater here covers the history of commercial aviation and the family can see full-size aircraft engines.

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