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
Two traveling exhibitions make their way to the Perot Museum – Birds of Paradise and Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed – plus Giant Gems of the Smithsonian, National Geographic Speaker Series, adults-only Social Science and other unique opportunitiesRead 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.