Dallas from a Distance: Virtual Attraction Tour
Dallas is known as a cultural hub of Texas, with some of the state’s most popular attractions. While these attractions are temporarily closed, you can still roam the halls of top museums, take in the city skyline, learn a little history or check on your animal friends. We've rounded up the best ways to stay connected and engaged with your favorite sites and attractions in the heart of the Lone Star State.
Have no fear, the Perot Museum is still here! Check out the "Amaze Your Brain at Home" series to watch your favorite concepts from the Museum come to life. Explore nature and science at home and in your backyard, all while using the most common household objects and supplies. Take a 360 virtual tour of the "Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind."
You can still experience Reunion Tower from the comfort of your own home. Color the Dallas skyline, download a game sheet, get video-call ready with Zoom backgrounds, and check out a custom Instagram filter to dress up like The Ball. See the 360-degree panoramic views with the Reunion Tower virtual reality app or get a live view of Dallas from EarthCam. Find all the fun on the "Visit Me Virtually" page.
A historic Dallas landmark, The Sixth Floor Museum is located within the former Texas School Book Depository building and chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. You can explore the online collection to see things like an interactive motorcade map, home movies and photo galleries.
Dallas Zoo is using this time to continue to engage, educate, inspire – and ultimately, bring a smile to your face. Chat with staff, see what the animals are up to, and find activity ideas from the Zoo's education and conservation teams. Keep up on Facebook and the zoo's "Bring the Zoo to You" page.
Get a sneak peak at the museum's newest exhibit, "Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House." Explore learning-from-home history and educational resources in the National Archives and find recipes from Mrs. Laura Bush, like Cowboy Cookies or Spicy Cheese Grits.