This museum was really great! Very interactive with amazing exhibits from all over Texas. Pretty amazing seeing two specimens from my home county! Very impressive and comparable to museums in DC! It’s neat how specific it is to Texas, even including the exhibit on oil drilling. As an environmentalist I wasn’t a fan, and as a crystal lover it was disappointing to see the description of the exhibit say that there are people who value crystal for beauty or information on what resources are in the ground. Very limiting and dualistic perspective, there are many other reasons to love crystals. But that is my own opinion and doesn’t detract from the quality of the museum. Highly recommend.
Absolutely incredible museum for ALL ages. Well worth the entrance fee if you plan to stay awhile. We (9 adults) stayed about 4 hours and just couldn’t absorb any more informants for the day. If we lived here in Dallas, I would buy a season pass. The gems exhibit is stunning, as are the Space, Engineering w/ robots, and Human body exhibits. All levels are excellent. Be sure to visit the lower level for all the fun interactive sports activities. Try to outrun a T-Rex! Can’t say enough. Go!
Loved it. Fascinating and great exhibits. Go to the Guineas Book exhibit too. It’s in the same place but a separate entrance and charge. It’s worth it for kids though. Super clean, the bathrooms actually surprised me. The restaurant on the way out looks good as well. We didn’t eat there but would have had we been hungry.
The highlight of this place is the window where Oswald fired his shots, which is behind glass panels. They have a replica rifle–which is not the original–on display. There are a few interesting artifacts laid about, like the cameras used to film the event. The rest of the museum is basically textbook paragraphs pasted onto fancy panels on the walls. Not worth $18. You’d be better off paying the same amount for the bar and views of Reunion Tower. Also, management at this place is still imposing a mask mandate, regardless if you are vaccinated or not. This made me upset, since it makes me wonder why I even got vaccinated in the first place if we can’t “go back to normal” at places like this? To be fair, this is the only public spot I visited in Dallas which maintains this rule. Go spend your time and money elsewhere or visit the park below for free if you are interested about the historical aspect. There is a free audio tour, which you can access via the QR codes on the placards in the park.
They were sold out couldn’t get into the museum but we walked around outside and talked to some of the street vendors. It was an interesting experience. I took 3 kids agreed 4, 13, and 17. My 17 year old was the only one who seemed interested. My 4 year old liked the water and steps for jumping.
When my friends and I decided to be tourists in our own state for a change, it was the best road trip ever! We had to add this to the list… Definitely worth the visit! I’ll never forget our visit there… It helped us understand the influence of JFK and why this might have happened… it left an impact on us.
I loved this space! Super beautiful. 4 floors of exhibits. It is free for the family, unless you want to check out on of the specialized exhibits for a low cost. Detra was fantastic, I had a lovely conversation with her. She made my experience there even more lovely. Fantastic collection of rotating pieces. There is also an incredible park space out front with tons of food trucks & vibrant people to grab a quick lunch on the lawn! Would recommend a few hours here at least!!!!
I loved going to the Dallas Museum of Art. I can not believe so many time I was in Dallas and I finally made it couple of weeks ago.
I had high hopes for it and mfa didn’t disappoint. The sculpture of outside of the museum building is so original, made the building very contemporary and exciting. Their collection is huge!!! I was so excited about the Chinese and Japanese hall. There are some interesting piece I had never seen anywhere else.
The display of the entire museum is so artistic, the color of each collection room is unique and trendy. The flow of each section is so smooth and soothing, just makes me want to stay longer lose myself in these art works.
They also have a section outdoors displaying sculptures, we spent about 3.5 hours in there and barely finished it. I definitely going back there to study them more and in details. Most important the entry fee is FREE!!! Dallas museum of art really have a way to spreading art! Bravo.
Highly recommended will have to go back again.
The museum itself is lovely. However, I cannot say the same about the staff. The staff was tracking my family and me. I literally would catch them following us. I would walk from one gallery, and once we transferred to that other gallery, the other staff would pick us up and follow.
It was not until I had to use my training to throw them off that they quit following me. I would study how they [staff] would follow certain people. You need to train your staff to at least be less conspicuous about following people. Some people know they are being followed. I avoided confrontation for the simple fact I did not want to cause a scene. I was told not to get close to the paintings. Okay, I understand as an artist myself, I know. I was studying the brush strokes, but after that, we would glance and keep it moving. So, your untrained staff would not approach us complaining.
*** a tip if you have the description next to the painting or artifact in Times New Roman six font, it is tough to read, and a person must get next to the piece to read the description. Maybe think about putting a glass casing around the paintings if you are pressed about people getting two feet from a painting/artifact. Also, perhaps make a description away from the piece such as a stand a distance away so that people would not have to approach so close. The wires on the ground that keep people a foot away maybe put those around the wall and perhaps just everywhere. Such as to create a DMZ ***
However, I did not see the staff tell the families with kids running around sculptures anything. It made it seem as if we were being targeted for a specific reason.
Overall, we are glad we did not pay and avoided giving our donations, and we will be telling people about the experience. Especially the art community in our area and hopefully they [art community] will have a better experience than us but reading other comments. I see it is common for people to complain about the same thing.
I recommend seeing the Crow Museum of Asian Arts. Even though it is not the size of the Dallas art museum, the staff were welcoming, and we gladly donated to them. We will never go back to the Dallas art museum.
However, let us not talk about the artifacts. If you know what I am talking about, you will know what I mean.
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If you would like to reach out if you want some authentic leadership, I could tell the museum lacks that.
One of Dallas’ few great museum experiences. It is clear that the founders built their collection with love and taste. The permanent collection is really worth seeing and the visiting shows are enlightening. To paraphrase the Daley political machine in Chicago: “visit this place early in your life and visit it often.” It is a wonderful escape from the humdrum of Dallas urban life and the other more modest experiences in Dallas.
As a Dallas transplant, I wanted to learn more about the city and surrounding area. The Old Red Museum has some great exhibits about the history of Dallas, including many of the people, places, and events that have made it what it is today. I was impressed by how the museum had exhibits on all aspects of Dallas life, from utilities to media to religion. It’s amazing to see how far the city has come! Whether visiting or living in town, check out the visitor’s center downstairs for some great tips on new places to see around Dallas!
The Old Red Courthouse was always magical to me visiting Downtown Dallas! The gargoyles atop are looking down and I wondered who was in there! It is masterfully built and restorations will keep it guarding the entrance to Downtown for many years!! Be sure and visit Old Red now and look at the great exhibits to learn about the making of our big city here in Dallas! Bling Blinky of Texas Shout Out: Native Dallasite! Proud Texan! Oak Cliff Raised!
Plenty to see in upstairs galleries on history and growth of Dallas. Could have done without an argumentative attendant at front desk. He did not explain the parking validation process clearly, then coped an attitude when I asked questions. Cleaned up his act when I returned to ask more questions. Still, a good museum to visit first in Dallas.
I spent a few quiet, meditative hours in the Crow Museum. Some of the sculpture in this collection in particularly awe inspiring, especially for an artist. It’s hard to imagine the hours spent mastering the techniques that were used to bring these pieces to life. They are both beautiful and complex. Make time to come breathe in this art collection.
My favorite museum in Dallas! Nice setting and ambience, not too big, lots of pieces in a smaller but upscale place with good lighting and piece history. There were people working there who will answer questions about exhibit pieces. The pieces were really extraordinary too! Lovely museum of art from all over Asia with a broad variety of mediums on display. All eras , ancient to contemporary. Even some old structures and doors on display. Oh and not to mention that entry is totally free!
Greatest permanent collection of jade art on 2nd floor in eastern temple design. 2nd and 3rd (half) floor has great natural lighting. 1st and 3rd (half) floor celebrates different genres/aspects if Asian art on rotation. Helpful friendly staff. Free to enter; donations welcome. Peaceful quiet experience.
Wonderful. Contemporary industrial vibe. One of the best galleries I have ever visited. Highly recommend to anyone! DC shows respect to each artist on view by generously spacing the work out. Peaceful atmosphere. Many rooms with hallways.
Great experience at this museum. It was our first visit and the staff was super friendly and answered our questions. The exhibits were fantastic and I loved the variety of styles. I wish there had been a paper bio or description of the pieces but otherwise fantastic.
Very nice venue. Speaking as a wedding vendor, we have delivered 3 wedding cakes to the venue. The parking is in the back. The walkway to the basement is slightly narrow but doable. The elevator goes up to the back of the room. Staffs were easy to work with and are super helpful.
My brother and I were traveling back to Denver from San Antonio. Decided to go through Big D to see this museum even though it extended our trip by a few hours. Glad we did. The art in this studio was amazing and the person working there couldn’t have been more helpful. A bonus is they have a great view of downtown from the studio.
The documented information, pictures, videos, historical artifacts and displays are presented in a well laid out, chronological manner. The spacing and lighting respectfully aid in honoring this sad and somber event in our nation’s history.
This place is okay at best they had huge potential from what it looked like on the website when buying the tickets. However, when you get there is very underwhelming and super small. Hi would think for the price it would be larger but it’s only about 6 rooms that aren’t that big. You can see the whole thing in about 15 minutes if that.
So it’s a cool place. I just expected it to be way bigger than what it is now. And it’s way overpriced for a small place and it didn’t take too long to tour the entire thing. I definitely wished I didn’t go and spent all that money.
We went on a Saturday evening and it wasn’t too busy. We made sure to buy our tickets online. The employees were very friendly and made sure that we knew about the secret doors. It was a great place to take pictures there were a variety of rooms. It did seem a little small for the price of the tickets. At the end of the exhibit there is a cute bar where you can buy drinks. Make sure you return your glasses or you will be charged for them.
Arrived at the Museum, free valet, they work off of tips. 1 building. Saint Ann’s restaurant is on the first floor, the free entry museum is on the second floor. You have to make a reservation, takes about 3 minutes to complete on your phone. I made one in the small lobby, by the concierge desk. tours are every 15-minute-is a self guided tour. Interesting and educational Museum of Samurai warriors garb and crafty iron / steel etc. craftsmanship. End of tour is a room with loads of books of Samurai warriors, culture, geography and video related to the museums subject. Very detailed craftsmanship!! I enjoyed the walk thru the museum!
Had brunch with my daughter, granddaughters, and daughter inlaw. Nice ambience, museum with Samurai warriors and their battle armor located above the restaurant. Staff professional and inviting. Food slighty over price and tasteless without sauce.
The museum is on the 2nd floor of the building. The employees were friendly and the exhibit was clean, modern and beautiful. The exhibit is free to tour with a reservation you can place online. Well worth the experience, I’ll be back.
What an awesome experience!! The best part was how awesome Chris was in helping taking pictures throughout the whole museum. He explained everything in detail and helped us figure out some optical illusions that we were not able to get on ourselves. Thanks for making the experience awesome Chris! He definitely deserves to get a raise or a promotion! Awesome museum!! Recommend for adults and children!!
The restrooms are clean and they have a single occupancy for women and another single occupancy for men. They let me go in before my designated time to use the restroom and then exited to get back in line once I was done. They were very accommodating and friendly. Parking was available a block away. I recommend this place. It is so much fun! All the illusions are so fun to interact with. The staff is very welcoming and are there to answer any questions, or to simply guide you to take great pictures. The place is being cleaned throughout the hour of your visit. They also have plenty of stations with hand sanitizer. Overall a great experience!
We had visitors from overseas we thought to take them out around Dallas area.it was a hot day so we were looking for indoor new place to go to. I’ve searched and museum of illusions popped and sounded like fun.
We really enjoyed ourselves there. It was nice time full of fun and amusement. I’ll go back again and again for sure.
As we had a few hours of clean family fun, there is also science to learn behind these illusions.
All staff members were nice, friendly and very cooperative while explaining each illusion and how to take best pictures.
Admission fees are decent. It is better if you go as a family you can save more and more. For parking it is downtown so it is expensive $8 to $20 per day so I’d recommend either to take train or bus and then walk a little or to target several downtown attractions around the area like Dallas aquarium for example. Hope Y’all have fun!!!
This is an experience more than a museum. An experience that links your personal experience to that of millions and brings what happened into perspective.
It is one of the most engaging museums that I’ve been to and really pushes the boundaries of what a museum is.
Overall it is a Great museum that is highly educational and easy to interact with. Some museums bore you with endless facts and figures, yet this one was very well designed and was engaging right from the start and all the way until the end.
The subject was respected and touched upon areas that I’ve not seen in other Holocaust museums.
A very informative, beautifully laid out museum with lots to read and watch. This new museum is much better than the old one in the way that the exhibits are organized, survivor accounts, all kinds of information on the Holocaust. They also focus on other horrors that happened besides the Holocaust in other countries. I found that truly informative.
Definitely recommend. Plan to spend at least half a day here.
Wonderful, educational, informative, and interesting are some words I would use to describe our experience here! I highly recommend visiting here to learn more about the Holocaust. Admission for us both was only $32 at $16 a piece. We purchased our tickets on their website and selected a time slot. They were still following social distancing protocols, and required a mask, but had the layout of the exhibits arranged to flow with arrows marking the way.