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Well-Preserved Mammoth Skeleton Unearthed in North Texas is Donated to Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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An incredibly pristine and rare, nearly complete mammoth skeleton has been generously donated to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The excavation and transport of the specimen – believed to be 20,000 to 60,000 years old – will take place over the next few weeks. Thanks to the generosity of the Wayne McEwen family, along with the leadership and support of Navarro College, the Mammuthus columbi specimen found in Ellis County has been donated to the Perot Museum. Once catalogued into the Museum’s collections, the remarkable fossil will be preserved for scientific research and study for years to come. Click the news links above for more.




Perot Museum Paleontologist Makes
Another Dino Discovery!

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Dr. Tony Fiorillo, curator of Earth Sciences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and his team are back in Alaska’s Denali National Park this summer exploring the dinosaur tracksite they recently discovered there. The tracksite contained the footprints (and even skin and nail impressions) of thousands of hadrosaurs - or duck-billed dinosaurs - as well as tracks from various other dinosaurs, providing new insight into the lives of these fascinating animals. Click the links above to read more.


Art&Seek Jr: 5 Museum Musts for This Week

Like Flat Stanley, the Perot Museum is a great place to start kids on their museum quest. Currently on display is Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran made of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. Read More

Recycling Exhibit Opens At Perot Museum

A new exhibit has opened for the summer at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas. It is called Recycle Reef, and the highlight of the display is a large reef — similar to a coral reef — made entirely of donated recyclables. Read More

Paleontologists Discover

One hole in the ground of Alaska has revealed a second great surprise. Paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas have uncovered a baby dinosaur in the same spot they uncovered a new species of dinosaur years ago. Read More

Perot Museum’s Recycle Reef exhibit opens Monday

While kids and their parents trudged out of the Dallas sticky heat and into the much cooler Perot Museum of Nature and Science on Thursday afternoon, museum officials couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop to announce their showcase summer exhibit. Read More

Summer at the Perot Museum

Science museums have a way of bringing the kid out in anyone, and the very first summer of the Perot Museum’s existence will be no different. Read More

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