Perot Museum In the Field

For over 15 years in his career as a vertebrate paleontologist, Dr. Anthony (Tony) Fiorillo has escaped the Texas summer heat on an arctic excursion. Tony, curator of earth sciences at the Perot Museum, knows a thing or two about Alaska and polar dinosaurs. The Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum, whose skeletal mount is found in the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall, was discovered in Alaska and named by Dr. Fiorillo and Dr. Ronald Tykoski, fossil preparator at the Perot Museum. Other amazing research discoveries and field work from our scientists can be found in the Life Then and Now Hall.

This year, for the first time ever, we invite you to join Tony and his team on a virtual journey as they voyage to Denali National Park in Alaska on an expedition. From a list of gear required for the trip, to the base camps where the crew will regroup, to a day in the life of a paleontologist as they search for new discoveries, follow the In the Field blog to travel along with the crew.

Meet the team members:

  • Anthony (Tony) Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences, Perot Museum
  • Yoshitsugu (Yoshi) Kobayashi, associate professor at the Hokkaido University Museum
  • Yuong-Nam Lee (Yuong), director of the KIGAM Geological Museum
  • Paul McCarthy, professor in geology at the University of Alaska
  • Beth Hook, director of marketing and communications, Perot Museum

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