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The Campaign for Excellence is comprised of 7 distinct funds to ensure the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is the world-class, mind-blowing, brain-amazing museum the people of north Texas deserve.

Join us as we continue to strive towards excellence by making a gift today!

Traveling / Temporary Exhibits Fund Traveling/Temporary Exhibits Fund

$7 Million Goal

Museums often need to commit to hosting traveling exhibits two or more years in advance. Reserving these shows usually requires a hefty down payment or up-front financial commitment. Securing premier traveling exhibits is also a highly competitive process. Quick access to funds will give the Museum an advantage when competing with other museums for top exhibits both nationally and internationally. The Exhibits Fund may also be used by the Perot Museum to create and build its own special temporary exhibits.

Operating Excellence FundOperating Excellence Fund

$5 Million Goal

The Perot Museum currently has a “rainy day fund” of just under $3 million with plans to increase this reserve to $8 million, the equivalent of six months of operating expenses for the Museum.

Endowment FundAdditional Endowment Fund

$5 Million Goal 

The Museum is committed to growing its endowment and will seek additional support through the funding of endowed museum positions such as Chief Paleontologist, as well as a new planned-giving program.

Innovation FundInnovation Fund

$2 Million Goal

Modeled after a very successful program at the Science Museum of Minnesota, this fund will be a revolving investment capital fund to be used for the seeding and planning of major program initiatives that align with the Museum’s mission and strategic plans.

Technology FundTechnology Fund

$3 Million Goal

This fund will allow the Museum to continuously improve the technologies that drive our exhibits, educational programs and visitor experiences. Ongoing hardware and software upgrades, as well as strategic technology management supported by this fund, ensure that the Perot Museum will be able to bring new exhibits and educational programs that utilize cutting-edge technologies each year.

Access and Scholarship FundAccess and Scholarship Fund

$5 Million Goal

The Museum currently raises approximately $300,000 per year through its annual fundraising efforts to enable students to attend in-museum and outreach programs at a reduced cost. The need for funds to expand this effort is growing each year - even more so with the recent budget cuts to school districts. Demand for Museum programs has dramatically increased with the opening of the new Perot Museum. This fund will enable the Museum to expand the number and amount of scholarships, and may also be used to make the Museum more accessible to the general public, including specific constituent groups.

Research and Collections FundResearch and Collections Fund

$2 Million Goal

Providing excellent scientific programs to increase public engagement in the science requires the ability to continue to both fund internal research and explorations, as well as the ability to acquire specimens.

Where most needed fundWhere Needed Most

Not sure which fund to designate your gift, but still want to help?  Choose “Where Needed Most” to insure your contribution will go towards meeting the Museum’s greatest needs presently.

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Campaign for Excellence Supporters

For more information on the Campaign for Excellence, benefits for donations above $25,000 and a variety of naming opportunities at the $100,000 and above levels, please call 214.756.5808 weekdays from 9am-4pm or email