Looking for a way to beat the heat and keep the kids entertained this summer? Starting June 13, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas welcomes a special exhibit in addition to its normal collection of fascinating features.

amazing animals“Amazing Animals: Built to Survive” presents discoveries of engineering found in the natural world, explaining what allows plants and animals to live with the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to simulate the pressure it takes to pump blood up a giraffe’s neck and see the modern technological innovations inspired by nature.

This bilingual traveling exhibit is open through Sept. 7 and costs an extra fee in addition to museum admission. Visit the museum’s website or call 214/428-5555 for more details.

If you’d like to visit more Dallas attractions in addition to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas just debuted its new CityPASS program, which offers discounted admission for up to four of six of the most popular attractions in Dallas. The program offers up to a 41 percent savings on buying admissions separately, though a surcharge for special exhibits like “Amazing Animals” applies.

CityPASS users can choose to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceReunion Tower GeoDeck, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas Zoo, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum or the Dallas Arboretum (which also has a great outdoor play area for kids in the children’s garden, where a rare agave is blooming for only the next 2-4 weeks–check it out soon!). Passes can be ordered online or picked up at any of the participating attractions. Visit www.CityPASS.com/Dallas for more information.


Get more Texas in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletters and never miss a moment of what’s happening around the state.