Conveniently located near the Arts District and Klyde Warren Park along Woodall Rogers Freeway, between Downtown and Uptown Dallas, the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens on December 1, 2012. This innovative new museum features a wide variety of exhibits and activities perfect for the whole family, including an IMAX theater, an outdoor plaza, a one-acre science park with water features, giant leap frogs and musical instruments, and a Texas-inspired landscape design.
When you arrive at the museum, you'll be greeted by a Malawisaurus dinosaur fossil and "dancing water" molecule exhibit in the lobby. Then you can explore the grounds however you like, whether you want to follow one of many informal guided tours or go to an anticipated exhibit, like the Musical Forest in the outdoor park. This exhibit has huge musical instruments that are tuned to pentatonic scales, which allows seasoned Mozarts and non-musicians alike to improvise on their own.
When the museum opens, the IMAX Theater will be showing both 2-D and 3-D films, including Sea Monsters and Meerkats. Though the museum doesn't open until the beginning of December, tickets will be on sale by October 2, 2012. Because of the high expected turnout during the opening day and month, visitors are encouraged to get their tickets now.