Cool blast brings holiday wonders to the Perot Museum with Birds of Paradise exhibition, Giant Gems of the Smithsonian, 3D films, daily Thanksgiving and winter break activities, Discovery Camps, extended hours and more!Read More
Pioneer mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, the first woman to climb the world’s first- and fourth-tallest peaks in 24 hours kicks off the three-part lecture package Jan. 5; star of Nat Geo’s Monster Fish TV show Zeb Hogan on March 2 and “Pink Boots andRead More
Journey to an exotic virtual rainforest in New Guinea to explore how the beautifully bizarre birds-of-paradise evolved, their show-stopping mating rituals and the impact these bodacious birds have on the country’s culture.Read More
Never before seen together, nearly 30 magnificent, Texas-sized gems from the Smithsonian’s world-renowned National Gem Collection are on display in the Perot Museum’s Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall through January 17, 2017. The mineral masterpieces, many weighing over 1,000-plus carats, include an “American Golden” topaz that tips the scales at almost 23,000 carats (more than 10 pounds), a blue topaz “football” of nearly 7,000 carats, kunzite Tiffany necklace, a Mogul emerald diamond necklace and more. This temporary installation marks the first time such a large collection of Smithsonian gems, some of which have never been displayed in any museum, have been on exhibit outside the famed Washington museum complex.