If you live in Dallas and are a fan of museums, then the Dallas CityPASS is a must-have.
It allows you to visit some of Dallas’s top museums for a fraction of the price, and it’s a great way to entertain visitors and friends who are new to the city.
What is the Dallas CityPASS and where can I go?
What is the Dallas CityPASS?
The Dallas CityPASS allows purchasers to visit four of Dallas’s top museums at a highly discounted rate. All you need is one ticket, and you’re good to go!
The ticket includes admission to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. It also allows purchasers to choose admission to two additional museums from the following list: the Dallas Zoo, the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.
How long is the Dallas CityPASS valid?
The Dallas CityPASS is valid for nine days from the day of purchase. You can visit each museum only once, but there are no restrictions on how many you can visit in a day.
How much is the Dallas CityPASS?
The Dallas CityPass is $49.00 for adults (aged 13+) and $33 for children (aged 3-12).
Here are the prices for each museum’s admission separately, to see how great a deal the CityPASS is!
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science: $33 per adult, $23 per child
- Reunion Tower GeO-Deck: $20.57 per adult, $9.74 per child
- Dallas Zoo: $21 per adult, $16 per child
- George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum: $26 per adult, $20 per child
- Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum: $16 per adult, $12 per child
Where can I go with the Dallas CityPASS?
Location: 2201 N Field St, Dallas
This state-of-the-art museum is part of Victory Park’s impressive collection of museums and exhibitions, and it's certainly one of the most highly regarded museums in the city, if not the state.
Eleven permanent exhibitions over five floors of museum space offer in-depth glimpses into the many areas of life that make up our collective existence here on Planet Earth. There’s a children’s museum and a hall of birds. There’s an immersive experience that details the expansion of the universe, and one that dives deep into what it means to be human. There are exhibits on sports, engineering, severe weather, energy, dinosaurs and so much more, not to mention their rotating schedule of temporary exhibits that make their rounds through the museum.
The museum has been around since 2006 when the Science Place museum merged with the Dallas Museum of Natural History and the Dallas Children’s Museum. The newly merged museum relocated to its current location in Victory Park in 2012, complete with a brand-new exterior that is just as much an exhibit as the ones housed indoors.
The Dallas CityPASS guarantees admission into this museum, so definitely take the time to check it out — especially if you live in our Dallas Arts District apartments!
Location: 300 Reunion Blvd East, Dallas
For the best views in Dallas, where better to go than the iconic Reunion Tower globe?
Gaze out for miles in any direction from the 360-degree observation deck a whopping 470 feet above the ground. With unobstructed views of the Downtown Dallas skyline and the endless plains beyond, this is a must-see for anyone looking for the perfect view of the city, day or night!
Location: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas
The Dallas Zoo is the largest zoo in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, housing over 2,000 animals from 406 species in its sprawling 106-acre property.
The world renowned zoo started with just two deer and a couple of mountain lions back in 1888, and since then the park has grown exponentially and moved three times to accommodate the influx of animals and visitors. At one point, there were over 500 species housed in the Dallas Zoo, but concerns over animal ethics arose and the zoo began to move in a more conservatory direction.
Today, visitors to the Dallas Zoological Park can learn about endangered animals from all over the world in the Zoo’s two major regions: ZooNorth and the Wilds of Africa.
Location: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas
This massive complex located on the Southern Methodist University campus contains not only former President George W. Bush’s presidential library, but his policy institute and the George W. Bush Foundation, too.
This impressive collection of museums and centers was first envisioned long before Bush ever became president. The goal of the museum was to reflect the four causes Bush had focused on during his terms as President of the United States — education reform, global health, economic growth and human freedom.
Visitors to this museum will find artifacts, documents and interactive displays depicting Bush’s time in office, including the tragic 9/11 events and the beginning of the War on Terror. The museum dives deep into the thought processes and details throughout his presidency, making for an excellent trip for those interested in learning more about the nation’s 43rd president.
Location: 300 N Houston St, Dallas
Located in the heart Downtown Dallas’ West End Historic District, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum offers an in-depth and immersive permanent exhibition experience that takes visitors through four key ideas related to the Holocaust, human rights, the American experience and why this history matters.
The museum was designed by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, the very same director who ran the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The large copper band on the exterior is intended to show that, as it ages and oxidizes, being able to weather any storm is key to true perseverance.
Where can I get a Dallas CityPASS?
You can buy a Dallas CityPASS online through this website or in person at some attractions.
If you live in or near our Dallas apartments, then don’t miss out on this chance to see what attractions your city has to offer!
Featured photo courtesy Unsplash/Max Fray