Inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is said to be a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News. Passing the test of school children, inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences.

Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
(Moody Family Children's Museum on the Lower Level Monday: noon-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm
Thursday Night Late Nights: 5-9pm
(Extended hours the first Thursday of each month. Also enjoy a late-night film and special interactive programming!)
(last exhibits entry at 3:30pm regular hours, or an hour and a half before closing for extended hours)

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is a global institute for the conservation and preservation of botanical heritage through education, research, scientific publications, and collections. 

Our Mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.

Over one million plant specimens are housed in the BRIT Herbarium, making this the largest independent herbarium in the southeastern US. The herbarium has strengths in the plants of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, the Gulf Coast, and the southeastern United States.  However, the collections are worldwide in scope, and most of the Earth’s plant families are represented here. In addition, two of our current field research projects -- one in Papua New Guinea and one in Peru -- have greatly expanded the scope of our collection of tropical specimens.

All public visitors are welcome. Staff assistance is required in order to use the herbarium or the library.  Collections are unavailable for use when a staff member is not on site. BRIT offers tours, classes, exhibits, and more.