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.
Perot Museum paleontologist Dr. Tony Fiorillo unveils dinosaur discoveries found during In the Field: Alaska 2016 and reminisces about the 10-year anniversary of the discovery of new dinosaur species Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum.
Eight months after unveiling the first Perot Museum TECH Truck, the second “science on wheels” innovation truck takes to the streets allowing North Texans to “tinker, engineer, create and hack” in science, technology and arts
Perot Museum paleontologist Dr. Tony Fiorillo prepares for 2016 Perot Museum In the Field: Alaska
- Perot Museum researcher going on a dinosaur dig – WFAA 8
- Paleontologist hopes to find prehistoric life in upcoming expedition to Alaska – KTVA 11 (Anchorage)
Perot Museum researchers release new discoveries about the crowd-favorite giant Texas sauropod, Alamosaurus sanjuanensis
Eye of the Collector exhibition showcases spectacular and rare collections – some never before seen in public – from cultural gems and pop-culture curiosities to historic artifacts and one-of-a-kind pieces
In advance of its first full-scale, self-curated exhibition – Eye of the Collector – the Perot Museum is calling for entrants into a public contest to choose final collector to be featured in exhibition.