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Location & Hours

Location & Hours

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Highlights

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Offers/Upgrades

Advice for Visitors

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Location & Hours

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field Street Dallas TX 75201
Dallas, TX 75201

Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12pm-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Hours may vary; visit website for up-to-date information.

(214) 428-5555
perotmuseum.org

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

300 Reunion Blvd. East
Dallas, TX 75207

Open daily; see website for current hours.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed Christmas Day.

(866) 204-0622
reuniontower.com

The Sixth Floor Museum

411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Mon, 12pm-6pm
Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

(214) 747-6660
jfk.org

Dallas Zoo

650 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203-3013

Open daily
Summer: 9am-5pm
Winter: 9am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Check website for current hours.

(469) 554-7500
dallaszoo.com

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm
Sun, 12pm-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

214-346-1650
georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218

Open daily 9am-5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Seasonal hours may apply; check website for current hours.

(214) 515-6615
dallasarboretum.org

CityPASS Admission

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

CityPASS includes general admission to 11 hands-on exhibit halls and a 3D film, plus any public programming on day of admission.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

CityPASS includes general admission offering 360-degree views from atop one of Dallas’ most iconic structures.

The Sixth Floor Museum

CityPASS includes admission to the permanent and temporary exhibits examining the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, plus audio tour.

Dallas Zoo

CityPASS includes general admission to the 106-acre zoo, featuring over 2000 animals.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

CityPASS includes admission to America’s 13th presidential library and museum, including all permanent and special exhibits and special Library and Museum programming on the day of attendance, as well as a handheld audio guide.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

CityPASS includes general admission to this urban oasis, just minutes from downtown Dallas.

Highlights

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

  • Explore 11 permanent exhibit halls, featuring everything from prehistoric fossil specimens to futuristic technologies.
  • Get hands-on with exhibits that challenge you to launch a ping-pong ball with your brain waves, make music with technology, try to outrun a virtual cheetah, or shoot a hockey puck like a champion.
  • Enjoy the view of downtown while you ride the Museum’s 150-foot glass-enclosed escalator to Level 4 — and get ready to amaze your brain on your journey back down.
  • Enjoy an awe-inspiring film in our state-of-the-art 3D theater.
  • Take a virtual tour behind the scenes of the Perot Museum and enhance your visit with the interactive visitor’s guide when you check out a Samsung tablet or download the museum’s app on Google Play.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

  • Get unobstructed close-up views of favorite Dallas landmarks and sights with the free high-definition telescopes on the outdoor deck or zoom cameras on the inner deck.
  • Create your own light show and view past shows with interactive touch screens called the Halo.
  • Marvel at the 360-degree day or night breathtaking views up to 32 miles – including Fort Worth.

The Sixth Floor Museum

  • Walk into history when you visit the Sixth Floor Museum, located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, where significant evidence of a sniper was found.
  • Relive the story of President Kennedy’s assassination through hundreds of historic television and radio broadcasts, films, photographs and artifacts.
  • See in person the sniper’s perch and the area where a rifle was found, preserved as they appeared on November 22, 1963.
  • Examine the FBI’s scale model of Dealey Plaza and the interactive touchscreens showing the motorcade route through the plaza.
  • Visit the seventh floor to experience a variety of special programs and exhibits that complement the Museum’s permanent collection.

Dallas Zoo

  • Get ready to explore 106 acres – the Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological park in Texas.
  • Go on Safari at the Giants of the Savanna exhibit and enjoy an interactive experience built around the different species of animals that call the savanna home: elephants, giraffes, impalas, zebras, ostriches, lions, warthogs, red river hogs, guinea fowl, and cheetahs. This is the only exhibit in North America where you’ll see giraffes and elephants together!
  • Splash in a stream, ride a pony and feed birds at the award-winning Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, featuring educational and interactive exhibits that connect families with nature.
  • Take a tour through the Wilds of Africa on the Monorail Safari. The 20-minute, one-mile ride takes guests through the 6 habitats of the exhibit – the first zoo exhibit in the world to include every major habitat of an entire continent.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

  • Experience the interactive Decision Points Theater that takes visitors "inside" the President’s decision-making process during major crises.
  • See steel from the World Trade Center, a full-sized replica Oval Office with a Resolute Desk, and a Texas Rose Garden.
  • View an impressive montage of the 44 U.S. Presidents on the 67-foot-high, 360-degree, high definition video wall in Freedom Hall.
  • Take a walk through the 15-acre park filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • Stroll down "Crape Myrtle Allee," a lane of Pennsylvania bluestone covered by a natural tunnel of sweeping Crape Myrtle trees, leading to "Polliwogs," a popular frog fountain water feature.
  • Wander through "A Woman’s Garden," a serene and nationally acclaimed garden featuring terraced walkways, exceptional views, a native Texas limestone bridge and a 140-foot hanging garden.
  • Explore the 2-acre "Lay Family Garden," filled with hundreds of perennials and woody plants, and relax to the sound of the cascading water falling from the native limestone walls.
  • Delight in the seasonal displays of color in the "Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden," home to more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, which bloom lavishly in the spring along with daffodils and tulips. Summer brings a vibrant display of bananas and tapioca plants, while autumn ushers in brightly colored chrysanthemums.

CityPASS Entry

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Perot Museum Box Office, located in the Main Lobby, for the next-available timed entry. CityPASS includes general admission to 11 hands-on exhibit halls and a 3D film, plus any public programming on day of admission.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Present booklet or voucher at Reunion Tower ticket booth to receive your souvenir ticket for general admission, offering 360-degree views from the indoor and outdoor observation deck atop one of Dallas’ most iconic structures.

The Sixth Floor Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at Ticket Sales for the next available timed entry ticket giving you access to the permanent and temporary exhibits examining the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, plus an audio tour.

Dallas Zoo

Present booklet at any guest admission booth at either of the Dallas Zoo’s two entrances (Main and South), or present voucher at either of the Dallas Zoo’s membership booths, located at both the Main and South entrances, for general admission to the 106-acre zoo featuring over 2,000 animals.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

Present booklet or voucher at the Admissions Desk for access to all permanent and special exhibits and special Library and Museum programming on the day of attendance, as well as a handheld audio guide. (The Library and Museum is located inside the Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University.)

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at main garden entrance to receive general admission to this world-class urban oasis.

Offers/Upgrades

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Day/Night Ticket: Visit twice in 24 hours. Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.

Dallas Zoo

Giraffe Feedings: $5 per food bunch

Bird Feedings: $1 per nectar cup or seed stick

T-rex Express Mini Train: $2 per rider

Endangered Species Carousel: $2 per rider

Pony Rides: $2 per rider (riders must weigh less than 80 pounds)

Monorail Safari: $3 (ages 3 and up); Monorail is currently closed for renovation and is scheduled to re-open late Summer 2015

Discount : Save 10% on purchases in the Zoofari Market gift shop.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

Presidential Center: Ask about a Membership to the Presidential Center at the Admissions Desk.

Discount : 10% off your purchase in the Museum Store OR in the Courtyard Cafe.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is an 8-acre, hands-on, interactive children’s learning garden with more than 150 exhibits designed to increase learning and education in youth. Cost for CityPASS holders: $3.

Discount : 10% off your purchase in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.

Advice for Visitors

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Tips:
  • The interactive outdoor Science Park, including the Musical Forest and Leapfrog Forest, is a great way to get some fresh air while exploring the wonders of nature and science.
  • Interact with the Museum! Check out a digital visitors guide on Level 1 and prepare for exclusive games, interactive Museum tours and even digital souvenirs!
  • CItyPASS holders can go to the museum in the morning of the day they plan to visit to get a timed admission ticket and a 3D film ticket for later the same day.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Café
  • Gift Shop: Museum Shop

Best time to visit: Try after 2pm on weekdays, when field trip traffic is at its lowest.

Accessibility: Wheelchair rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the concierge desk on Level 1.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Tips:
  • Create your own light show with interactive touch screens called the Halo.
  • Take a "PIX photo" and customize your picture with fun props and different Dallas skylines to capture your own tower memory.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Cloud Nine Café, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (reservations recommended for Five Sixty; call (214) 741-5560)
  • Gift Shops: Kaleidoscope Gifts and Memories

Best time to visit: Weekdays are the least crowded times to visit.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

The Sixth Floor Museum

Tips:
  • Entry to the museum is ticketed in 30-minute intervals.
  • Audio guides are available in American Sign Language (ASL), English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Mandarin and a youth version (English only).
  • CityPASS holders can visit the museum up to two days in advance of the day they plan on visiting to get a timed admission ticket ahead of time.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Museum Store + Café (located across the street from the museum)
  • Gift Shops: Museum Bookstore, Museum Store + Café

Best time to visit: Mornings tend to be the most crowded. Weekends sell out often.

Accessibility: Elevators available. The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and others with special needs. An accessible entrance is located at the northwest corner of the Museum. Wheelchairs are located in the Visitors Center and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. An American Sign Language (ASL) translation of the exhibit audio guide is available for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing visitors. Transcripts are also available. All videos in the permanent exhibit are captioned in English

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more: Call (214) 747-6660; Email groupsales@jfk.org

Dallas Zoo

Tips:
  • Guests can enjoy daily keeper talks and wildlife shows throughout the Zoo. Check the Zoo map for the daily schedule.
  • The Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo features a wading stream, so pack towels and/or a bathing suit for your children. (Swim diapers are required for toddlers.)
  • The Nature Exchange in the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is a nature trading "store" where kids of all ages can trade natural items they’ve found for a multitude of minerals, fossils, bones, and other natural treasures. The value of the trade item is determined by its rarity and by the amount of information the trader has about it. (Please note: no bird eggs, nests, or feathers are accepted.)
  • The Dallas Zoo’s Android and iPhone apps are free and packed with information. The GPS-based system provides locations of favorite animals and more than 130 animal descriptions. Facebook users can send automatic messages and photos of our most popular animals to their friends. Our Friend Finder uses GPS locations to connect you to friends who also are enjoying the largest zoo in Texas, while our Near Me feature helps guests locate Zoo amenities like restaurants, vending machines, first aid stations, and rest rooms. To download, search "Dallas Zoo" on your Android or iPhone.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Zoofari Food Court, Serengeti Grill, Wilds of Africa Grill, multiple outdoor snack stops open seasonally.
  • Gift Shops: Zoofari Market
  • Strollers: Available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis; see details.

Best time to visit: During hot weather, many of the animals are inactive during the afternoon, preferring to hide in shady areas to avoid the sun. Plan on arriving first thing in the morning to enjoy the most animal activity.

Parking/Transportation: Onsite parking available; click here for pricing. Click here for information on transportation and directions.

George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

Tips:
  • Upon arrival, be prepared for Security Check, then go directly to the Admissions Desk.
  • Check out the Presidential Center’s Mobile App prior to visiting the Museum. The app provides information about the Museum galleries and films, video and audio tours, and other features.
  • Allow approximately 1½ hours minimum to tour the Museum.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café 43, Courtyard Café
  • Gift Shops: Presidential Center Museum Store

Best time to visit: Weekday afternoons are least crowded.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Tips:
  • Discounted parking passes can be purchased in advance of visiting the Arboretum; see details.
  • Occasionally, certain exhibits in the Children's Adventure Garden will be reserved for school groups during select hours on weekdays. Check the website for closures and to plan your adventure.
  • Cherry trees tend to blossoms in mid-March; check the website for announcement for best times to view.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Several onsite options; see details .
  • Gift Shops: Hoffman Family Gift Store
  • Wagons: Available for rent at the Information Booth. Please note wagons are not allowed in the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs and trams are available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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