We went to the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas during summer break this year and had a wonderful time! Our whole family was impressed and highly recommends this museum. On the first weekend of the month, Bank of America offers “Museums on Us,” and so all three of us got in free since we each have our own Bank of America card (our son just finished his freshman year of college).
If you notice on the building below, it says the “Dallas Museum of Natural History,” and that’s because the Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Children’s Museum merged together to form the Museum of Nature and Science. This museum has a lot of hands-on activities and is great for children of all ages, even those of us who are still young at heart and enjoy learning.
The exhibits are both educational and entertaining. The dinosaur exhibits are fantastic! I would like to go back and spend more time in this section of the museum.
It was so amazing to learn that these creatures once roamed the area where we live (the Metroplex area of north Texas). If I were standing right up next to the dinosaur in the picture below, my head would be even with its knee joint. That’s how tall this creature was when it was alive!
Here are the bones of another huge dinosaur in the picture below.
On the bottom basement level, there is an active paleontologists’ lab. Visitors can view their work through windows and see first-hand what goes on in the lab. This would be a great experience for young, would-be paleontologists or anyone with a scientific mind to observe as paleontologists work with real fossils.
Here are some bones the paleontologists were working with in their lab.
If you have a smartphone, you can get more information that’s available only through your handheld phone as you tour the dinosaur exhibits. For those without a smartphone, you can access printed information through your computer when you get home.
Have your own “Dig the Dinosaurs” at home or school.