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In the News: 2016

September 14, 2016

Giant Gems of the Smithsonian


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.

  • ‘Giant Gems’ come to the Perot Museum – Fox 4
  • Giant Gems sparkle and shine after Smithsonian sends them to Dallas – NBC 5
  • Giant Gems of the Smithsonian at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Good Morning Texas

August 30, 2016

Perot Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary Since Discovery of “Perot Dinosaur”


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.

July 5, 2016

Perot Museum's TECH Truck Inspires Future Scientists


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

July 1, 2016

Perot Museum 'Superbot' brings science to hospitalized children

The Dallas Morning News

The Perot Museum’s “summer intern”, a Beam telepresence robot, brings the Museum experience to hospitalized children

  • Special robot helps hospitalized kids tour Perot Museum - Fox 4

April 18, 2016

Perot Museum exhibition: Eye of the Collector

WFAA - Good Morning Texas

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

February 1, 2016

Unique, quirky, historical collections at Perot Museum


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.