To our members and guests regarding spring school group traffic:
Save time and avoid the lines! Purchase your tickets online. We’ll even scan tickets straight from your smartphone at entry. Beginning in March and continuing through the school year, school group traffic at the Perot Museum is at its peak Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Thank you for your patronage and support while we educate the scientists of tomorrow!


Unearthing our world.

Curator of Earth Sciences, Dr. Anthony FiorilloField work in Alaska by Vice President, Research and Collections and Chief Curator Dr. Anthony Fiorillo

In order to understand our world, we first need to understand how we got here. The Perot Museum research programs focus on bringing that journey to light.

Most of our current research concentrates on the work of vertebrate paleontologist and Vice President, Research and Collections and Chief Curator Dr. Anthony Fiorillo. Dr. Fiorillo works extensively on Late Cretaceous vertebrate faunas across the globe, with a particular interest in polar Late Cretaceous communities and dinosaur paleoecology. For Dr. Fiorillo, the appeal of fieldwork in Alaska is the result of the combination of intellectual pursuit and the rigors of working in the Arctic environment. 

Vertebrate Paleontologist, Dr. Ronald TykoskiLab work with Vertebrate Paleontologist Dr. Ronald Tykoski

The Museum’s research program also operates North Texas’ largest and most active fossil preparation laboratory, overseen by vertebrate paleontologist and fossil preparator Dr. Ronald Tykoski. Dr. Tykoski has overseen the preparation of the Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum skull from Alaska, description and naming of North America’s oldest fossil bird, Flexomornis howei, from Grapevine, Texas. And most recently preparation of the Perot Museum’s neck vertebrae of the giant Alamosaurus sanjuanensis from Big Bend National Park.