This is the last weekend to see the 2theXtreme: MathAlive! exhibit at The Perot Museum (ends January 11).  We checked it out last weekend.

By the name, this is obviously a math-focused exhibit.  Be prepared to use those (potentially dormant) math skills as you go through this exhibit with your kids.  Mine are not big on directions, they just wanted to GO and PUSH and see what happens, but we found that in order to actually use some of the exhibits you had to read a bit and figure it out.  Or just have someone with more experience help you…like some four year old did with my mom (he told her exactly what to do in one kid-created video game as she was having trouble).  Here are some of the things in the exhibit:

Design a tall building and test out the structure.

Design a tall building and test out the structure.

Learn about fractions, with musical notes.

Learn about fractions, with musical notes.

Try to attach an arm from a space shuttle to a satellite.

Try to attach an arm from a space shuttle to a satellite.

Climb!

Climb!

Use your gravitational pull to draw asteroids away from earth

Use your gravitational pull to draw asteroids away from earth

Have a bike race (pedals were too far away from my 6 yr old)

Have a bike race (pedals were too far away for my 6 yr old)

Have a snowboard race

Learn about angles in a snowboard race

If you’re not a Perot member it’s an additional $6 for adults and $5 for children/seniors to visit this exhibit.  We bought a membership this summer and it’s already paid for itself.  Buy your tickets online ahead of time if you’re not a member so they don’t sell out!