Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas
The Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park is a collection of three facilities that explore natural history, science and offers a hands-on learning experience for children as well.
An IMAX theater shows science-related films, and a planetarium allows visitors to explore space and learn about the history and formation of the earth. A paleontology lab rounds out the fun, as visitors can explore and examine fossils and the evolution of earth sciences.
The three buildings of the Museum of Nature & Science are:
The Nature Building – This houses an amazing collection of artifacts, fossils and specimens that cover 1.7 billion years of Earth's history. Visitors can explore geology, earth sciences and biodiversity. In the fossils lab, visitors examine ancient artifacts and discover where they fit into in the history of the Earth.
The Science Building – More than 200 permanent exhibits invite visitors to learn about physics, astronomy, health, robotics and nature. The building is also home to an IMAX theater, which shows science-related films.
The Planetarium Building – This is the only public planetarium in the city of Dallas. Astronomy and space exploration unfold overhead as viewers travel through the skies to learn about our galaxy from an up-close perspective.
In addition to the three buildings, the Museum of Nature & Science includes a Lagoon Nature Walk. The nature walk winds through displays such as the lagoon sculpture and the natural habitats of more than 70 species of birds, plants and animals.