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Expand your knowledge of art, history, nature, science and more when you visit the renowned museums of Dallas, Texas. Dallas is home to such notable organizations as the Dallas Museum of Art, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Museum of Nature and Science, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Many Dallas museums are located near the new NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas hotel. Ask about Texas vacation packages offered at the new NYLO Dallas/Las Colinas and spend an extra day visiting the special museums of Dallas.
Dallas Museum of Art.
The Dallas Museum of Art has touched generations of locals and visitors. The museum opened its doors over 100 years ago and today still attracts thousands of visitors every year. The museum's extensive permanent collections feature artwork and artifacts from nearly every civilization across the globe. Collections include paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, textiles, photography, furniture and countless other objects. The Dallas Museum of Art also showcases visiting exhibits and special engagements. Visit www.dallasmuseumofart.org.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas chronicles the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Located in the building from where the assassin killed JFK, the Sixth Floor Museum features exhibits of JFK's presidency, the events and people surrounding the assassination, documentaries, and other important materials. Visit www.jfk.org.
Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Situated in the Arts District in Dallas, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is an impressive collection of permanent galleries dedicated to fine Asian arts. View ancient statues and figurines, painting, textiles, and other artful objects representative of Japan, China, Southeast Asia, and India. Admission to the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art is free. Visit www.crowcollection.org.
Nasher Sculpture Center.
Collectors and admirers of modern sculpture will find a treasure trove of installations at the Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas. Aside from the collection of more than 300 sculptures and other modern artworks, the Nasher Sculpture Center is celebrated for its architecture and impressive gardens. The Center's garden was developed to serve as natural frames for sculptures, while the building's barrel-vaulted glass ceiling and travertine walls also draw attention. Visit www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
Frontiers of Flight Museum.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field honors the Dallas/Fort Worth region's influence on the development of aviation from the 1920 and '30 to present day. On display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum are such notable objects as full-size aircraft, Apollo 7 Command Module, missiles, engines, uniforms, a moon rock and other space artifacts, trophies, and interpretive kiosks to explain the history and future aviation technology in the United States. Tours and educational programs are available. Visit www.flightmuseum.com.
Museum of Nature & Science.
The Museum of Nature & Science was established in 2006 when the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place, and the Dallas Children's Museum merged to form one large institution. The TI Founders IMAX Theatre and a planetarium are also part of the museum complex. The opportunities for knowledge and experience are endless at the Museum of Nature & Science. Visitors can learn about everything from asteroids and farm animals, to the Ice Age, dinosaurs, quilts and ocean creatures. Visit www.natureandscience.org.
Museum of the American Railroad.
Take to the rails in Dallas at the Museum of the American Railroad. This comprehensive museum is best known for its extensive collection of heavyweight passenger trains, including a complete pre-World War II train with a post office, dining car, Pullman sleeping cars, coaches, and a baggage car. The museum also houses historic locomotives, cabooses, whistle display, and other railroad equipment. The Museum of the American Railroad also offers special events throughout the year. Visit www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com.
The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future.
Explore the triumphs, challenges, and milestones faced by American women throughout history when you visit The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future. This Dallas museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute, and features extensive exhibits designed to educate, inspire, and motivate people of all ages. Permanent exhibits explore such issues as women's health, business and technology, women in history, and breaking boundaries. Traveling exhibits and educational programming are also featured throughout the year. Visit www.thewomensmuseum.org.