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November 14, 2018

See Perot Museum In A Whole New Light This Holiday Season Through Enlightening Programs, Sparkling Displays, Dinosaurs In The Spotlight And More

Dallas AURORA comes to the Perot Museum, plus illuminated dinosaurs, a winter solstice celebration, giant kaleidoscope, dino dance parties, extended hours, Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition, fall and winter Discovery Camps, 3D films and more.

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November 14, 2018

Harlem Globetrotter now featured in Perot Museum

Zeus McClurkin of the world-famous and always entertaining Harlem Globetrotters is the newest professional athlete featured in the Perot Museum’s Motion Lab in the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall. The Motion Lab is a permanent exhibit on the Museum’s Lower Level that allows visitors to throw a football, shoot a hockey puck, pirouette and now — try a basketball  trick move like a Harlem Globetrotter — all while a high-speed camera captures their every move. Guests can then see themselves in slow motion on computer screens while analyzing and comparing their moves side-by-side with those of professional athletes, including Zeus. Just last month, Zeus sank an amazing trick shot from the roof of the Perot Museum showing off a principle called the Magnus Effect, allowing him to spin a basketball on his finger and shoot a “curve ball” from nearly 200 feet up – hitting nothing but net.

Watch the amazing clip on YouTube

October 22, 2018

Perot Museum Leaders and Renowned Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger Unveil a World-First Virtual Reality App That Explores a Cave Few Have Ever Visited – Where Some Of History’s Most Famous Ancient Human Fossils Were Discovered

Free experience provides global access to researchers, students and amateur explorers; app is part of impressive list of achievements from Perot Museum’s new Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey.

October 17, 2018

Harlem Globetrotter Makes Two Epic Roof Top Trick Shots Atop Perot Museum in Downtown Dallas

To prepare for their new tour coming to Dallas, the Harlem Globetrotters demonstrated acts of science at the “highest” level when Zeus McClurkin made two trick shots from the roof of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas.

October 11, 2018

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Announces New Officers and Six Board Members to its 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Five New Community Leaders to the Museum Council

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September 25, 2018

Margot and Ross Perot Donate $5 Million to Perot Museum of Nature and Science to Expand Access to Science Education; Announcement to Commemorate National First Responders Day

Gift supports major education initiative to broaden and bring year-round access to STEM experiences for all North Texans, including free admission for first responders and military members, $1 admission for underserved families, and financial aid for schoolchildren

September 12, 2018

Perot Museum’s 2018-2019 season lineup is an exploration of timeless innovation from the discoveries of new prehistoric species to the creative engineering of the future

Two traveling exhibitions – Ultimate Dinosaurs and The Art of the Brick – headline the season, alongside fan favorites such as Social Science nights, sleepovers, National Geographic Live speakers, Discovery Camps and a whole month dedicated to makers, innovators and creators.

August 15, 2018

Inaugural Dino Fest takes over the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Sept. 1-2, plus new Paleo Lab officially debuts Labor Day weekend

As the “summer of the dinosaur” nears extinction, the Perot Museum pulls out the stops for two-day fest featuring dino dig pits, T. rex sports challenges, paleo demos, a beer garden, live music, art activities, dissections and more, augmented reality dinosaur experience, plus Paleo Lab gives visitors a chance to see Museum paleontologists unearth fossils in real-time

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      • Paleo Lab ribbon cutting photos

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August 15, 2018

Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, sign agreement formalizing partnership for future collaborations, scientific endeavors and more in paleontology

The MOU is part of the Museum’s new strategic focus on human origins, with plans to increase research, produce traveling exhibitions, cultivate scientific communication and maximize accessibility around the world while cultivating projects that strengthen international scientific and academic cooperation.

August 6, 2018

Paleontologists discover unusual association of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks within Late Cretaceous rocks of Denali National Park, Alaska.

A paper published in Scientific Reports details the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks in the lower Cantwell Formation. The discovery provides more evidence that Alaska was possibly the “superhighway” for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70 million years ago.

May 3, 2018

Perot Museum remembers the legacy of Dallas philanthropist Mrs. Margaret McDermott

The Perot Museum celebrates the life and legacy of an extraordinary leader in the North Texas community, Mrs. Margaret McDermott. Mrs. McDermott was a tireless champion of education and culture who shared our passion for inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

“Through her spirit of giving and remarkable leadership, Mrs. McDermott impacted the lives of generations of North Texans,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “I am proud that the Museum’s CEO position is a lasting tribute to her family’s legacy of innovation and generosity. We will be forever grateful.”

Our thoughts are with Mary McDermott Cook and the McDermott family.

April 23, 2018

Being Human Hall at Perot Museum of Nature and Science Undergoes Major Transformation as Part of Promise to Keep Content Fresh and Relevant; New Exhibit Hall Debuts to Public May 11

After months of construction, the completely refreshed Being Human Hall will feature twice as many interactive exhibits in English and Spanish, allowing visitors to use their brain to fire off pulsing lights, digitally blend their faces with early humans, experience virtual reality, explore DNA and more.

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April 17, 2018

Perot Museum of Nature and Science announces partnership with Dr. Lee Berger, the pioneering paleoanthropologist who discovered Homo naledi.

The Perot Museum has formed a partnership with internationally renowned paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger, whose groundbreaking work has rewritten the way early human and hominin evolution is understood. Berger’s alliance with the Perot Museum is part of a new strategic focus on human origins called the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, for which he will serve as the Center’s Distinguished Science Advisor. The Center will focus on supporting, curating and disseminating the dynamic research developed by Berger and his team of more than 160 scientists working around the world.

February 21, 2018

Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a Prime Spot for Spring Getaways and Staycations With Galactic Space Exhibition, Spring Break Fun, Sleepovers and more

Blast off in the Journey to Space exhibition, explore the season through unique daily activities and extended hours, 3D films, Discovery Days, an adults-only night and more this spring.

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February 7, 2018

“Hockabots” Team from Dallas wins 1st Place Champion’s Award at 10Th Annual North Texas First Lego® League (Fll) Regional Championship Robotics Tournament

Months exploring the complex world of the human water cycle pays off for the “Hockabots” as they advance to the World Festival in Houston April 18-21; “Incredibots of Panther Creek Estates” of Frisco takes 2nd place and “PIE (Prosper Independent Engineers)” of Prosper takes 3rd place.

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January 4, 2018

Space Out This Year at The Perot Museum with Hands-On, Out-Of-This-World Adventure, A "Super-Gross" Sleepover, Adults-Only Night and More

Journey to Space takes guests as close to space as possible from Earth, Social Science night promises adults-only delight Jan. 26, plus holiday weekend activities, a whole month featuring gadgets and gizmos, 3D films and more to get brains primed for the new year.

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