This traveling exhibit is organized by the American Museum of Natural History and features a life-sized, 60-foot model of the Mamenchisaurus, an interactive hand pump that allows visitors to see how much pressure would have been needed to circulate blood through a sauropod’s long neck to its head, as well as a simulated fossil dig at the end of the exhibit.
A girl explores the dinosaur exhibit — Photo courtesy of Perot Museum
The World's Largest Dinosaurs exhibit also allows visitors to get up close to the dinosaur's simulated skin, bumpy and knobby, as well as to see a virtual dissection and video projected on the dinosaur’s midsection, which demonstrate how its body systems and organs supported the gigantic size of these creatures.
Along with the exhibit, the Perot Museum of Science and Nature also offers a short 3-D film, "Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia." This film allows visitors to experience the incredible size and strength of the creatures that once roamed the Earth. Visitors can buy discounted bundle packages that include the admission fee to the museum, admission to The World's Largest Dinosaur exhibit and tickets to the film.
While you're at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, check out the whole place. The museum features a wide variety of exhibits and activities also perfect for the whole family, including an IMAX theater with regularly scheduled shows in both long and short lengths; an outdoor plaza; a one-acre science park with water features, giant leap frogs and musical instruments; and a Texas-inspired landscape design.
Visitors are greeted by a Malawisaurus dinosaur fossil and "dancing water" molecule exhibit in the lobby at this impressive museum.
The World's Largest Dinosaurs — Photo courtesy of Perot Museum
If you're bringing younger kids, take them to the Moody Family Children's Museum, created for kids age five and younger. Toddlers and preschoolers will love discovering Texas wildlife, climbing a replica of Reunion Tower or simply painting a picture in this child-friendly area.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located just across Woodall Rogers Freeway in the Uptown area beside downtown Dallas.
Pack a picnic or bring money for the food trucks at Dallas' newest green space - Klyde Warren Park - after your trip to the museum. This fascinating deck park features a variety of activities and areas for the little ones to run around, and it's the perfect complement to a day at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.