The best museums in Dallas in May 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Dallas, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Dallas:

  1. The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza1

    The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza

    Dallas, TX
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a museum located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository ) in downtown Dallas , Texas , overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets . The museum examines the life,
  2. Perot Museum of Nature and Science2

    Perot Museum of Nature and Science

    Dallas, TX
    The Perot Museum of Nature and Science (shortened to Perot Museum ) is a natural history and science museum located in Dallas, Texas . It consists of two campuses: the primary campus located in Victory Park , and a secondary campus in Fair Park . The Victory Park campus museum was named in honor of
  3. The Dallas Contemporary3

    The Dallas Contemporary

    Dallas, TX
    Dallas Contemporary , founded in 1978, is a contemporary art museum located in the Design District of Dallas , Texas .
  4. Nasher Sculpture Center4

    Nasher Sculpture Center

    Dallas, TX
    Opened in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is a museum in Dallas , Texas , that houses the Patsy and Raymond Nasher collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. It is located on a 2.4-acre (9,700 m ) site adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the Dallas Arts District .
  5. The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History5

    The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History

    Dallas, TX
    The Dallas County Courthouse , built in 1892 of red sandstone with rusticated marble accents, is a historic governmental building located at 100 South Houston Street in Dallas, Texas . Also known as the Old Red Courthouse , it became the Old Red Museum , a local history museum, in 2007. It was de
  6. Dallas World Aquarium6

    Dallas World Aquarium

    Dallas, TX
    The Dallas World Aquarium is a for-profit aquarium and zoo located in the West End Historic District of Dallas, Texas, USA. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world. It has
  7. Dallas Museum of Art7

    Dallas Museum of Art

    Dallas, TX
    The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is an art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas , along Woodall Rodgers Freeway between St. Paul and Harwood. In the 1970s, the museum moved from its previous location in Fair Park to the Arts District . The new building was designed by Edward
  8. Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum8

    Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

    Dallas, TX
    The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (formerly the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance) is a history education museum in Dallas, Texas , in the West End Historic District at the southeast corner of N. Houston Street and Ross Avenue. Its mission is to teach the history
  9. The Crow Collection of Asian Art9

    The Crow Collection of Asian Art

    Dallas, TX
    The title is self-explanatory: the best collection of traditional Asian art in the state. Free entrance.
  10. Hall of State10

    Hall of State

    Dallas, TX
    The Hall of State (originally the State of Texas Building ) is a building in Dallas 's Fair Park that commemorates the history of the U.S. state of Texas and is considered one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the state. It was designed and built for the Texas Centennial Exposition .

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