Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas

1318 S 2nd Ave, Dallas, Texas

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Submitted by: Mark h.

First vist yesterday.  Here's my review chronologically: Parking:  Great.  Free, abundant, and close to the building. Prices:  High for what you get, add-on charges for movie and special exhibit but base price includes admission to nearby natural history museum (and others I've since learned--nobody told us at the ticket counter about any of them).  (Bias Disclaimer:  I grew up with the Smithsonian musems as my local museums.  They are at least 10 times the quality of this museum and admission is FREE.) Exhibits:  What was there was pretty good but there wasn't much there.  Some exhibit space was closed and a lot of the space was devoted to play areas for preschool kids (mine are older).  In addition, some s...

Submitted by: Heather L.

A general admission ticket to the Museum of Nature and Science gets you access to 3 museums -- Science, Children's (the basement level of the Science museum), and Nature (also known as the Natural History Museum, in a separate building). Technically, you also have access to the exhibits at the Planetarium -- but they aren't worth the walk to yet another building. Shows at the IMAX and Planetarium cost extra, as does access to whatever special traveling exhibit is going on at the time (when we were there it was something called "Chinasaurs". If I could rate each museum, I would give the Children's Museum 4 stars and the other museums 2. The Children's Museum is for ages 6 and under. (Older siblings are allowe...

Submitted by: Tiffany L.

Well, better than the Ft. Worth museum, but still quite small and underwhelming.   We walked over here on a Saturday morning to catch and IMAX show and were quite surprised by how empty the theatre was.  I've never been in such an empty IMAX theatre.   Afterward we bummed around the museum and pretty much saw all that there was to see in under...

Submitted by: nelissa s.

Birthday party @ the museum for my sons 5th birthday. For the price $250 non members and 20 kids plus adults it's totally worth it.  Got lots of compliments of the unique idea to have it here vs the normal chuck e cheese, jump town etc.  We had a firefighter theme and one thing not to do is an ice cream cake since they do not accommodate but we made it work.  Staff is nice enough not overly pumped up as I would have like just there to do their job.  However the kids were so excited since we got to invite his whole pre k class mates!  One extra that they don't really tell you is that after the 2 hour birthday guests can stay to enjoy the museum on their own.  Great for extended families that you can't really ...

Submitted by: Christy D.

I'm rating this with 3 stars b/c of how tired this place has become.  I understand there is a new state-of-the-art facility being built to replace it as we speak, but that doesn't mean that you have to let the current establishment go to pot.  We took our 3 year old and opted to see the dinosaur exhibit since he's never seen dinosaurs like this.  Although my husband loved it, our son wasn't too impressed really, nor was I but it may be because I'm not a huge dino fan.  I'm not sure what his indifference was.  Maybe it was due to the fact that it was really geared towards school aged children and not pre-k.  Once we got into the rest of the museum, he started having fun.  The ultimate fun came, however, when ...

Submitted by: Norman L.

I took my two nieces and nephew here over last Thanksgiving to give my sister and brother in law some time away from the kids.  Maybe it is because of the cities I've lived in but I was not impressed with what the museum had to offer.  I think my nieces and newphew had more fun playing tag/mother may I outside than they did inside the museum.  For a major city like Dallas I would have expected more from their science museum. Pros: - Great place to visit for an hour or so and have the kids run around looking and interacting - Dinosaur exhibit was entertaining - lots of parking Cons: - pretty small for a science museum - a bit over priced for what they do have in the museum.  If they had more stuff I would und...

Submitted by: eric k.

Yes... a bit aged... .but still has some charm. Not a huge museum, but still some interesting sites to see.   From the standpoint that this is the museum for kids for Dallas, pretty sad actually. I thought it was a bit expensive for what was there... but from the standpoint that this sho...

Submitted by: Ryan J.

We took our kids here for new years and there was a bowl game next door, however we were able to pull up to the front and park for free and the entry fee was only $1. It wasn't very busy and our 3 boys had fun.  If you have never been to one of these kids of museums before it's fun to check out.  Our boys saw all they needed to see in about an hour (we opted out of the dinosaur exhibit).  The childrens museum below is more for 2-5 yr olds. I was pleased to see the plans for a larger newer museum.  We've been to the Seattle Science center many times and it blows this current one out of the water but I'm sure the new one will be great.  The exhibits here were very similar to the exhibits the Seattle Science ce...

Submitted by: lauren m.

Great for kids! Cool exhibit of dinosaurs right now, and another on the human body. Plus...

Submitted by: Emily B.

I was not impressed. I know the museum is building a new facility and has likely not invested in their exhibits in anticipation of the move, but quite a few of the exhibits plain did not work. It's great that they had the dinosaurs exhibit, the kids clearly loved it. I can...

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