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Friday, July 1, 2022

We Have the Best 2022 Pogo Pass Coupon for 50% Off! (380+ passes were purchased with our coupon codes so far!)

 


Pogo Pass is such a great deal! We have a 2022 Pogo Pass coupon for 50% off -- just visit Pogo Pass and use the coupon code DAZZLE!   Easy-peasy for an annual pass that is packed with fun!

This code is valid for every city that Pogo Pass features - Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Kansas City, and South Central Texas!

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Rare Deal Alert for Allbirds - 25% off Sale + Stackable Deal for FREE Socks! (15+ readers scored free socks with our coupon so far!)

 

If you are obsessed with Allbirds, we have a treat for you!   They have a rare 25% off sale for Memorial Day that our flock of Trendy Mom Readers can combine with this sale!  Let me break it down so that you have the steps to score this deal. 

  • Step 1: Visit Allbirds website here. (This is a special link that Allbirds provided for us to share with our readers that want free socks!)
  • Step 2: Look at the top-center of their website to visit the 25% off sale.  
  • Step 3: Browse and add any pair of shoes to your shopping cart. 
  • Step 4: Add ANY pair of socks to your shopping cart.
  • Step 5: Click to view the items in your shopping cart and you'll see that the socks are now FREE! 
  • Step 6: Check out and pay for your order.
  • That's it! Easy-peasy!  Don't miss this rare sale and the free socks with purchase of any shoes!
If you aren't familiar with Allbirds, let me tell you that we love this high quality brand that offers trendy fashions while also caring about the environment.  For instance, I took a photo of my husband's Wool Pipers below. They are super soft and comfortable.  The soft wool outers are his favorite part.  He also loves knowing that Allbirds is dedicated to carbon neutrality.


Here is another view of his favorite shoes from Allbirds!


Personally, I love my Allbirds Tree Dashers! They are incredibly comfortable. I wear them to the gym because they provide good support. I also wear them on errands or on walks to the park with my kids. They are super comfortable!


I hope that you enjoyed this glimpse into why we love Allbirds!  I also hope that you are able to take advantage of the sale and coupon above to score free socks with the purchase of shoes!


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(Review) The Husqvarna Automower is a Game Changer in the Texas Heat!



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Husqvarna. All opinions are 100% mine.

This post is sponsored by Husqvarna. They recently sent us an Automower product to review.

My husband and I used to mow our own lawn. It's one of our least favorite chores, especially with the Texas heat and humidity.  Our first house together was almost an acre. We quickly learned that we did not like maintaining a large yard. When we had the opportunity to relocate for new jobs, we purchased a home on a smaller lot with .25 acres. We later realized that we would prefer an even smaller yard and we moved yet again to a villa where front yard maintenance is included in our HOA fee and we only have to maintain our small backyard that is hidden by fences. The space is approximately 1,000 square feet. We've mowed it for several years, but we finally decided that we have had enough and began researching alternatives such as artificial grass, hiring someone to help, or a robotic lawnmower. 


Many of our neighbors feel the same way about yard work. As I mentioned, we live in a villa where the HOA maintains our front yards and then we are responsible for our small backyards. The majority of our neighbors hire landscapers.  This is nice, but it's expensive and we don't like the idea of giving landscapers a key to our yard.  The typical cost of weekly mowing for our small backyard is $75 to $100/week.  We mow our lawn for approximately 7.5 months per year, so it's not trivial to spend over $3,000/year to hire landscapers to mow our backyard. As a Mom and an Engineer, I can't help but calculate the cost for multiple years and notice how quickly the expense accumulates. After five years, the cost adds up to around $15,000.

Several of our neighbors have artificial lawns. Some of them got together in small groups to negotiate a bulk discount, but it was still very expensive. An example of a neighbor's yard is shown below. It looks nice, but it was outside of the budget that we wanted to put toward our yard. Plus, with young children, we didn't want to worry about the cost of replacement down the road.



Only recently did we come across the Husqvarna Automower as an option to help mow our lawn. I wish that we would have known about it sooner. We looked into it and ran the numbers to figure out whether it could make sense for us.  Specifically, we looked into the Husqvarna 115H Automower that is priced at $1,599.99 with installation.  At this price, we felt like it was a cost effective solution to mowing our lawn that is cheaper than hiring landscapers to mow.  I searched for reviews and people seemed happy, so I reached out to the company to ask if it would be possible to collaborate and to send us review a unit.  They agreed! This was a highlight of my blogging year, especially if you consider the temperatures in Texas right now and how much we dread yard work. Of course, we were excited because the perks of this robotic lawn mower are amazing, but I also felt like it was a special opportunity to gain and share an experience that people are curious to know more about.

The process for ordering the Husqvarna Automower was nice because they ship the Automower in a package that arrives on your doorstep. They then connect you with an installation expert who sets everything up for you.  For instance, check out the photo below that shows my package on our front porch.  I took the photo from a distance so that you could notice that it's a large package, but still a reasonable size for me to carry on my own.



Here is a closer view of the package.



We were so excited about our new best friend that we couldn't help but to peek into the package to see it before the installation company arrived.  The package was comprehensive and included everything that I needed to get started.



The day before the installation company arrived, we mowed our lawn to the desired height.  This is something that you will want to do before your installation as part of the customization process.

Lambert's Landscape Company installed the boundary wire and charging station. In the Dallas area, we are very lucky because the pros at Lambert's know the ins and outs of the Husqvarna Automower. The Director of Fleet Services and Facilities installed our Automower. He manages a fleet of them and even runs two Automowers in his own yard. He is knowledgable about landscaping and Automowers. He was really nice about answering our questions and giving advice. The installation for our yard went by quickly. He installed the boundary wire with a machine that buries it rather seamlessly. I was relieved to know that the boundary wires would be buried so nicely, especially since I have energetic children who aren't even able to see the buried wires.  Here is a photo of him installing the boundary wire.



I also made a video and encourage you to watch it because you'll get a better idea of how quick and seamless it was for him to install the boundary wire.



After he installed the boundary wires, he finished setting up the charging station and updated the software. This is the home for our new best friend, the AutomowerHe also helped us to get the app which helps us to monitor the status of our Husqvarna Automower. For instance, here is a photo from when we set it up.



Here is another photo of the app which shows statistics about the number of hours that it has spent on our lawn.



The Husqvarna Automower is smart and able to adapt to many variables such as different yard sizes, slopes, grass types, and more. Personally, our yard is around 1,000 sq. ft. and relatively flat with only slight sloping around our French drains.  We have Bermuda grass which is a southern grass that grows in warm climates. It has a narrow leaf blade which I think is aesthetically pleasing. It grows quickly and is also quite resilient. You'll find it at many golf courses and athletic fields since it's relatively good for high traffic areas.  Our yard is a breeze for the Husqvarna Automower that quietly works its magic on our lawn.  



The Husqvarna Automower spent the first couple of days exploring our yard.  My family enjoyed watching our curious little friend move around to learn the lay of the land! 



After the initial exploration, the Automower used its advanced technology to mow our lawn on a more scheduled basis.  The technology is actually more interesting than we initially expected. Not only does this little robot mow our lawn, but it also improves the health of our lawn. That was an unexpected bonus for us!   We just wanted a break from yard work, so it was even cooler to realize that the Automower could further improve the health of our lawn too. The way that it works is different than our old process. We used to go through with a loud electric lawn mower.  The Husqvarna Automower is more advanced. It uses several blades to finely mulch the grass.  Instead of rushing through like we used to do with a lawn mower, the Automower takes slower and more frequent passes which provides a noticeable difference to the health of our lawn.



Another big difference between our old mower and the Automower is the noise level. Our old mower was loud.  Our Automower is pretty quiet. I tease my husband that it has such good manners with how quiet it is. It even runs past my bedroom at night while I am sleeping without me noticing.  I also appreciate that it has safety features to stop if it bumps into something unexpected. For instance, my youngest son dropped his teddy bear outside. The Automower skillfully avoided it which is an important feature that we appreciate since our children play in the yard and don't always clean up after themselves.

The Automower may be scheduled to run at any time. We prefer an evening schedule so that our children aren't outside. I would actually be okay with my boys around it since it has safety features, but my children sometimes play soccer or have water balloon battles, so I figured that evening runs were better. Plus, as I mentioned earlier the Automower is quiet enough that I don't even notice it when it goes by my bedroom windows in the evening.


Security is an important feature to me. There is one loud thing about the Automower. That's the alarm. If someone doesn't know the pin number and then picks it up and tries to run off with it, the Automower has a very loud alarm.  You need to enter your pin number to turn it off. Depending on the model, you may also have GPS tracking. 



We've used our Automower for a few months now. Let me share a quick list of questions that people have asked us with our personal answers.
  1. Is it as loud as a traditional lawn mower?  Answer: It is MUCH quieter than our old traditional lawn mower. In fact, we run it in the evening and it mows outside of my bedroom window without waking me. 
  2. Does it break if it rains?  Answer: We have left our Automower out during several rainstorms without any issues. I just wipe it down with a cloth after the rain. (For reference, I also wipe down our patio furniture and grill after rain.) We moved the Automower to our patio for one storm because there were severe weather warnings. During that particular storm, you wouldn't have even wanted to leave your car outside.
  3. What if children leave toys in the yard? Answer: My children have stress tested this feature. They have a bad habit of leaving toys in the yard.  Fortunately, the Automower is quite advanced and has avoided every toy left in our yard over the past few months.  One of them was my youngest son's teddy bear, so I was grateful for the Automower's technology to avoid their toys.
  4. Could someone pick it up and walk off with it? Answer: Yes, but there is an alarm system.  It makes an obnoxiously loud noise that would make it hard for someone to casually pick it up in our yard and walk off with it. We are able to hear the alarm noise in our house. We have a pin number to turn the alarm off. Some models also have a GPS security feature.
  5. Do you like it? Answer: We absolutely love it!  If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to stop wasting time on mowing the lawn and to let an Automower take over the chore.  Seriously, the combination of Texas heat and humidity is the worst. The Automower is a total game changer that allows us to spend less time on chores and more time enjoying life.



Now that we have used the Husqvarna Automower for a while, we are very happy and wish that we would have adopted it sooner.  The time savings has been amazing. We no longer have to mow. We only have to do the edging. My husband has approximately 5 extra hours to spend with us every month. If you multiple this by 7.5 months, he has saved approximately 37.5 hours/year. That's almost an entire workweek out of the year for him! We have a small backyard that is under 1,000 square feet. I imagine that the time savings increases for Texans with bigger yards.


During the Coronavirus shutdown, the Automower was also a life saver because it mulches the grass into fine pieces and we do not have to bag and dispose debris. Our garbage collection company temporarily stopped the collection of lawn clippings.  Prior to the arrival of our Automower, we had garbage bags full of lawn clippings for weeks until they finally announced a special day when collection of lawn debris resumed.  I'm glad that we don't have to dispose of lawn debris after the Automower.  The mulching process is eco-friendly and convenient!



In summary, the Husqvarna Automower is an amazing application of technology that has improved the quality of our lives.  The experience has given us a healthier lawn, but more importantly, the gift of time. As busy parents, the ability to cross mowing the lawn off of our chore list was amazing! I know that we could have hired landscapers to mow weekly or invested in artificial grass, but those solutions were very expensive. The Husqvarna Automower is more cost effective for our situation. The Husqvarna design team deserves credit for the meticulous attention to detail that they put into the Automower!

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The Father's Day Gift Guide for 2022 (Updated!)

 

Father's Day is on June 19, 2022. In today's post, we'll share our favorite gift ideas that are sure to bring extra happiness for this special holiday!

ASICS offers the best shoes for my active family! We put many miles on our shoes, so we need comfortable shoes with good support. New running shoes make the perfect gift for dads who want their children to spend time running or playing sports with them on Father's Day.  Personally, my husband's #1 request for Father's Day was for our oldest son to go on a run with him.  We recommend buying new shoes for dad and everyone who will join him on a Father's Day run or outdoor activity!  For instance, our father and son shoes below include the GEL-NIMBUS 24 and GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) running shoes.


Both of these shoes are part of the popular GEL-NIMBUS line of shoes that offer fantastic comfort and support for distance training. My husband and son have slightly different preferences. For my husband, the blue GEL-NIMBUS 24 shoes on the left are 20 grams lighter than the previous version.  The soft engineered upper mesh and flexible midfoot panel make them incredibly comfortable. The FF BLAST PLUS cushioning is appreciated by my husband because it keeps the shoe lightweight while still providing a softer feeling underfoot. The material also helps to increase the shoe's rebound properties at the toe-off stage.  

The black GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) running shoes on the right are slightly wider for my son and anyone who needs extra width.  My son is in middle school and experiencing rapid growth spurts, so he needs shoes with good support.  His pediatrician predicts that he will be 6'4" tall as an adult!  Given the rapid growth spurts, he needs good shoes that also help with stability.  That's why we turned to the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) shoes. These shoes offer improved stability  to provide a more balanced stride that's followed by smoother transitions.  At the same time, these particular shoes are wider for a more accommodating fit that our son needs. While we all could use comfort and breathability in our shoes, this is especially important for teenage boys.  These shoes feature a soft engineered mesh that is designed for long runs. Of course, we have to mention that these shoes have the excellent shock absorption and softness that you would expect from ASICS. In particular, the GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) shoes deliver more compression to the heel thanks to the soft GEL technology cushioning unit and countered design lines. The gender-specific TRUSSTIC device provides an articulated amount of support for a smoother transitions. Our son loves these shoes for cross country practices and races.  More importantly, he loves them for going on runs with his dad!  In addition to these shoes, my son created a nice route for their Father's Day run.  This gift is practical and promotes father and son bonding!

Sperry is almost synonymous with dads thanks to their timeless styles that are perfect for laid back days.  This year, we are featuring their Men's Dock PLUSHWAVE Slides! These sandals have it all - comfort, support, and style! They are great for dads that enjoy spending time outside during summer. They make it easy to achieve an on-trend, minimalist look with comfort! Sperry uses a combination of premium nubuck and full-grain for the leather uppers to provide soft comfort and durability. The proprietary PLUSHWAVE midsole-outsole contribute to the lightweight comfort.  Every dad should have a pair of these slides as they effortlessly go with most casual summer outfits.  Visit Sperry here!

L'Occitane is a brand that offers luxurious products while also staying true to their eco-conscious roots.  They are known for their high quality skincare products that use natural ingredients to soothe and energize skin. Dads will enjoy being pampered with luxurious L'Occitane products while knowing that the brand is dedicated to sustainable sourcing for their products in effort to make the world a better place for current and future generations.   

L'Occitane's Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel and Aqua Réotier Mineral Moisture Mask are great for dads. My husband has dry skin that absorbs the Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel quickly. This innovative moisturizer has thousands of micro-bubbles that release freshness instantly, energizing and revitalizing the skin. As I mentioned earlier, L'Occitane is a wonderful brand that uses many natural ingredients in products. This product is partially derived from the Réotier Spring. For centuries, a natural water spring has been running at the heart of the Provence mountains, collecting rich minerals and rising up at the Réotier Spring. Thanks to its high calcium content, this incredible water helps skin maintain its hydration barrier and retain moisture.  My husband commented several times that this ultra thirst quenching gel has made his skin feel more refreshed and radiant. I also noticed that his skin looks has been glowing!  He also uses the Aqua Réotier Mineral Moisture Mask a few times each week.  This sleeping mask has been incredible for his dry skin. The mask is made with mineral-rich Réotier water, hyaluronic acid, and water-binding molecules that intensely quench skin's thirst. My husband generally dislikes masks, but this one works for him because of the non-oily texture.  His skin is recharged with a healthy-looking glow in the morning! These products are sure to help any dad to look and feel great!

L'Occitane also offers the best shower gels. The Cap Cédrat Shower Gel comes in a sleek bottle or eco-friendly refill pouch. This shower gel is enriched with cedrat essential oil. It has a zesty and aquatic scent that dads are sure to love! This shower gel currently has a 5-star rating. We agree - the scent is wonderful and it leave skin feeling soft and refreshed!  The shower gel formula alone is enough to make this a top Father's Day gift, but even better, the eco-friendly pouch adds to the appeal as we all think about sustainability and future generations.  Visit L'Occitane here!

Vuori offers performance driven clothing that dads will love. This customer centric brand offers high quality clothing that comes with their Investment in Happiness that is more than just a product guarantee, but is also symbolic of how they treat their team, community, and our environment. It's only natural that we would choose to feature this brand for Father's Day because dads will love Vuori's high quality and stylish products while also feeling good that they are supporting a brand that cares about parents, children, and future generations.  We have a few outfits that are perfect for active dads! Let's start with Vuori t-shirts. My husband loves the Strato Tech TeeTuvalu Tee, and Tradewind Performance Tee. These cozy t-shirts may just be the softest performance tees on the planet! Many other performance tee materials are rough. The Vuori team deserves accolades for their fabrics.  Their team of perfectionists also designed these shirts to fit well. They are longer than many other of my husband's tees which is another great touch!

Vuori has the best athletic shorts. My husband loves the Kore Short in Indigo and Cloud. These versatile shorts have a classic athletic fit. Similar to other Vuori items, the design team meticulously thought of everything!  The shorts are lined which are great for everyday shorts. The fabric is very nice and the stitching is excellent.  The shorts look great on my husband! You'll want to order these shorts in multiple colors!



Vuori joggers are another great gift idea.  My husband loves the Transit Jogger. Athleisure has been one of the most popular categories of clothing for the past few years.  As a busy parent, this is a trend that I fully support!  Vuori is a leader in athleisure and their joggers are exceptional!  You can't beat the comfort and style. A feature that additionally sets these joggers apart from the competition is the 4-way stretch woven fabric that is abrasion resistant. The structure, durability, comfort, and attention to detail make these joggers a great choice for active dads. 



Cariloha offers incredibly cozy and eco-conscious bedding for dads who treasure a good night of sleep. My husband and I are similar to many other parents who will tell you that sleep deprivation has been one of our biggest parenting challenges. That's why cozy sheets are at the top of my list for Father's Day gifts! Cariloha will help dads melt into bed with their eco-comfort products that focus on quality and sustainability. 

Cariloha has proprietary development processes and access to the world's highest quality and sustainable bamboo farms to produce excellent quality bedding, clothing, and bath goods. Dads will love the luxuriously soft Classic Bamboo Bed Sheet Set.  Not only are these sheets physically soft and cooling, but the eco-friendly nature of this carbon neutral product will let dad fall asleep knowing that he's supporting an eco-friendlier world for his children.  Visit Cariloha here.

The next two items are for a special Father's Day meal!


Chicago Steak Company offers premium steaks that are perfect for Father's Day. This company is all about perfection from start to end. They start by offering USDA Prime or upper-1/3 USDA Choice in order to offer steaks that are in the top 2% of beef worldwide. The next step is that each steak is hand-selected and hand carved to ensure the best cut possible and then dry- or wet-aged to intensify its naturally delicious flavor. Steaks from Chicago Steak Company are the ultimate gift for many dads!  If you visit now, they have several sales and free shipping on orders that are over $129.  Personally, we recommend the Chicago Butchers Assortment that contains:

  • 2 (6oz) Premium Angus Filet Mignons
  • 2 (10oz) Premium Angus Boneless Strips
  • 2 (8oz) Premium Angus Ribeyes
  • 2 (8oz) Premium Angus Top Sirloins
  • 8 (8oz) Premium Angus Steak Burgers
  • 1 Packet Chicago Steak Company Seasoning
This set provides a nice variety for a Father's Day dinner and other memorable meals throughout the month!

Brazi Bites are the perfect compliment to almost any Father's Day meal. You may have seen this brand featured on Shark Tank. They sold out nationwide after that episode aired, but have caught up on the nationwide demand so that you are able to find them in the freezer section of many grocery stores. You may also order from the Brazi Bites website. We love that these delicious gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread bites are made from wholesome ingredients.  Personally, our favorite variety is the Cheddar & Parmesan Brazilian Cheese Bread

We bake them until they are golden brown and fluffy. I make an entire bag at once because my boys have an insatiable hunger for Brazi Bites! They are perfect addition to a special Father's Day meal!

Eastern Standard Provisions is a company that you may have noticed on a past list of Oprah's list of favorite things. This company continues to thrive and grow! Eastern Standard Provisions started with gourmet soft pretzel products that were incredibly popular.  You are still able to order their pretzel products on their website, but you'll also find them in the frozen section of Whole Foods stores.  They have added gourmet waffles, sauces, and toppings to their offerings. Most recently, they added artisanal Sourdough Hard Pretzel Pieces and are debuting Honey Butter, a new flavor topping combination. 

You won't want to miss their Father's Day gifts. Personally, we love the Father's Day Soft Pretzel box pictured below that provides a variety of items for dads to share. 

Another great gift idea is the Sourdough Hard Pretzel Pieces Combo Pack. This is a perfect gift for dads to snack on next to the pool, on road trips, while watching television, or on hikes.   The pretzels are crafted with natural ingredients (including real sourdough). The Sourdough Hard Pretzel Pieces are packaged in a re-sealable pouch, so dads can enjoy them at home or on the go.  Visit Eastern Standard Provisions here!

We thought that we would end the gift guide with humor since we know that many dads love their dad jokes and pranks!  This is the first and only time that we have used an animated gif on our blog. We hope that you enjoy it!

Handy Grabs Nibblerz (Hog Wildis our gift idea for dads that love pranks! This kooky take on the classic gripper tool has some bite! This denture-decorated gripper allows you to sink your “teeth” into picking up the remote, grabbing some socks out of the drawer or reaching that snack at the top of the pantry! It’s irreverent and fun, and almost practical!  Personally, I recommend letting your kids retrieve items for dad throughout the day with this fun Handy Grabs Nibblerz toy!


We hope that you have a fabulous Father's Day and have the opportunity to create happy memories!

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Recipe: Endives and Avocado Dip


Recipe: Endives and Avocado Dip

This recipe is a slight variation of the Avocado & Endive Appetizer Recipe from California Endive Farms.
Ingredients:
  • 2 medium sized avocados
  • 1.5 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • .5 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2.5 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 24 endive leaves
Instructions
1. Wash and cut fresh endives.  Set aside. 
2. Mash the avocados and set aside.

3. Combine the remaining ingredients, including the Greek yogurt, lime juice, ground cumin, and cilantro.

4. Slowly mix the avocados into the mixture from Step 2.

5. Spoon into endive leaves. 


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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Visit The Perot Museum and the "Becoming Jane" Exhibit! (Open Now!)

 

If you follow regularly, you know that I am a mom and an engineer. I think that it's important to expose children to fun and interactive learning experiences. One easy way to excite children and encourage learning is to visit The Perot Museum of Nature and Science. My family has been lucky to have opportunities to visit this fabulous museum many times over the past decade.  This museum has been an incredible part of many childhoods for children in north Texas. This highly interactive museum has inspired children's curiosity on many topics such as dinosaurs, gems and minerals, space, robotics, and more. In today's post, I will tell you about the current exhibit which is my personal favorite in the history of the museum -- "Becoming Jane!" As a mom and an engineer, I want every child to believe that they are capable of changing the world and Jane Goodall is one of my personal heroes who changed the landscape for women in science. She also helped the world to understand that animals have skills that were initially beyond our understanding. There used to be a time when people didn't realize the intelligence of many animals and the importance of conservation. Jane Goodall shifted our views during her decades long career!  I encourage everyone to visit the fabulous exhibit that is dedicated to her life and incredible contributions.


Let's start with a quick overview of the exhibit location, dates, hours, and ticket details.

Plan Your Visit!

What: Special Exhibit - Becoming Jane

When: Becoming Jane is available on May 21 to September 5. The Museum is open daily (except Tuesdays). Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. From Memorial Day-Labor Day (May 30-Sept. 5), the Museum will open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Member-only mornings provide exclusive access from 9-10 a.m. every Saturday and 10-11 a.m. every Sunday. 

Where: The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For parking information and other details, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.

Tickets: Museum general admission is $25 for adults (13-64), $15 for youth (2-12) and $18 for seniors (65+). Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free. “Becoming Jane" requires an additional ticket of $8 for adults (13-64) and seniors (65+), $6 for youth (2-12) and free for children under 2. Member tickets for “Becoming Jane” are $5 for all age levels. Tickets are timed entry and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid sellouts, visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase advanced tickets at perotmuseum.org. 

Let's move on to an overview of the exhibit that the Perot Museum shared.

"In celebration of its 10th Anniversary and continued commitment to STEM workforce development, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science presents “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” running May 21-Sept. 5, 2022. World-renowned conservationist and ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall – who has famously studied chimpanzees in the wild for more than 60 years – is celebrated in this special exhibition, produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society and the Jane Goodall Institute. 

“As we continue to commemorate our 10th Anniversary, we are committed to bringing world-class exhibitions, such as ‘Becoming Jane,’ to the Museum because experiential learning is essential to building the most talented and diverse STEM workforce,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum. “This exhibition and its exploration of Dr. Goodall’s legacy offers enriching educational experiences to inspire minds of all ages.”

Dr. Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace, dedicated her career to studying the lives of chimpanzees. Widely known for her innovative approach to animal behavior research, Dr. Goodall traveled to what is now Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park and immersed herself in observing chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Rather than seeing the animals as subjects, she came to regard them as individuals with personalities and emotions – a notion once rejected by the scientific world, yet now considered revolutionary. A woman ahead of her time, Dr. Goodall’s story – one of fearless determination, curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge and a passionate love of the natural world – has resonated with generations of people around the globe.

“Becoming Jane” explores Dr. Goodall’s life, from her early years as an intrepid young woman with a dream to learn about animals in Africa, to establishing herself as a renowned scientist in Gombe, Tanzania, to her present role as an activist and mentor for creating a better world for life on Earth. 

“What’s remarkable about Dr. Goodall is how young she was when she began her research in Africa, and with little scientific training in a male-dominated industry,” said Dr. Silver. “She is an exemplary role model, specifically for young women in science. Visitors to this exhibition from all backgrounds will be impacted by her unprecedented accomplishments and bold tenacity.”

As guests enter the exhibition, they embark on a journey to the jungles of Africa via a multiscreen experience that introduces Dr. Goodall’s extraordinary work, alongside surprising encounters with virtually rendered chimpanzees. Nearby, a life-size replica of Dr. Goodall’s research tent provides a hands-on experience where visitors can envision themselves as scientists jotting down observations in their field journals. In addition to an immersive projection of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, the exhibition features a variety of interactive augmented reality (AR) activities, including one where visitors can test their skills at matching the “chimp chat” of a chimpanzee. 

A makeshift campsite beckons guests to gather around as they hear from a hologram-like projection of Dr. Goodall who shares her memories of Gombe and recalls her thoughts, feelings, impressions and lessons learned while living among chimpanzees. Guests can also get updates on the current state of Gombe Stream National Park and the chimpanzee range in Africa, along with the work of the innovative scientists and conservationists who are following in Dr. Goodall’s footsteps.

“Jane Goodall has been inspiring National Geographic audiences, young and old, for over half a century,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming at the National Geographic Society. “This exhibition allows us to experience her amazing life story in a highly personal and powerful way. Through immersive media, authentic scenic and interactives, this exhibition takes visitors into the field and around the world with Jane, walking in her shoes and experiencing her powerful message of hope firsthand.”

The exhibition concludes with a call to action from Dr. Goodall to join her, the Jane Goodall Institute and National Geographic in an effort to ensure a more sustainable future for all. Visitors to the exhibition can join Dr. Goodall in her efforts to conserve the natural world by pledging to make a positive change in their daily routines and contributing to the Tree of Hope. 

“Becoming Jane” is supported locally by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District and, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. "

We hope that you are able to visit this wonderful exhibit that provides a unique and memorable interactive experience!



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