If taking the family on an outing to the museum doesn’t elicit enthusiasm, never fear–the Dallas area boasts a range of kid-friendly museums with interactive, innovative and exciting exhibitions that are guaranteed to change their preconceptions.
First on your list should include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a six-level architectural wonder featuring everything from massive dinosaurs and geodes to an earthquake simulator and a virtual ride down into a gas well.
Located within walking distance of the Perot is the Dallas Museum of Art, offering one of the largest and most impressive art collections in the nation. Don’t worry about the kids getting bored, the museum keeps them entertained with hands-on activities and a variety of family-friendly programs.
Ever wondered what it was like to be in a room filled with millions of dollars? Then take the family over to Fort Worth for a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. It’s one of only two locations in the world that is responsible for the design, engraving, and printing of all U.S. currency.
And top honors for the metroplex’s coolest museum go to the National Videogame Museum, which as you might guess, pays tribute to the videogame industry. The best part? Not only can you see one of the most comprehensive collection of videogames here, but you can play many of them too.
If you think these spots sound inspiring, then read on for a list of all the family-friendly museums you will want to check out right now.