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September 18, 2019

Tickets Now on Sale for Perot Museum of Nature and Science's World-Exclusive Exhibition – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind – Opening Oct. 19

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces that tickets for the limited-run exhibition – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind – are now available for purchase online at The exhibition, which runs Oct. 19, 2019 through March 22, 2020, will feature the fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives, Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi.

News release (pdf

Photos and Biographies


September 11, 2019

Perot Museum Remembers T. Boone Pickens

The Perot Museum is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Pickens was a great friend and generous donor to the Perot Museum. His great intellect, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking was an inspiration to so many. We will forever remember him and are honored to have our T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall to serve as a part of his lasting legacy and testament to how he wished to share his love for geology and passion for education with all of North Texas and beyond.

September 10, 2019

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Researchers Dr. Becca Peixotto and Myria Perez Selected as AAAS IF/THEN® AMBASSADORS

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is proud to announce that Dr. Becca Peixotto, archaeologist and director of Perot Museum’s Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, and Myria Perez, paleontologist and assistant fossil preparator in the Perot Museum Paleo Lab, have been selected as AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassadors. IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

News Release (pdf


September 5, 2019

Perot Museum's 2019-2020 Season Lineup Features Showstopper Exhibitions as Groundbreaking Ancient Fossils Debut Oct. 19 Plus Pixar Opens April 2020

Two traveling exhibitions – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind and The Science Behind Pixar – headline the season, alongside National Geographic Live speakers, Social Science adult-only nights, 3D films, A Day in the Life career exploration, Discovery Camps and more.

News release (pdf

Origins Photos
Pixar Photos

August 13, 2019

Perot Museum Chief Curator and Paleontologist Co-Authors Paper Identifying a New Hadrosaur Genus and Species from Japan, Reinforcing Land Bridge Theory

What is considered the best preserved and most complete large dinosaur skeleton from Japan has been identified as a new genus and species named Kamuysaurus japonicus. Found near Hokkaido, Japan, the discovery reinforces the idea of a land bridge connection between Asia and North America during the day of the dinosaur.  

News release (pdf)


August 13, 2019

Second-Annual Dino Fest Stomps into the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Aug. 31-Sept. 1 with Fossil Digs, Paleo Talks, Live Fossil Prep and Hands-On Fun for All Ages

Back for its second year, Dino Fest, a paleontological party and celebration of all things dinosaur, will return to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Aug. 31-Sept. 1. All five levels of the Museum will be teeming with dinosaur activities including hands-on fossil digs, music and treats on the plaza, trivia, live interactions with birds of prey (aka modern-day dinosaurs), workshops, lectures, art activities and more. Dino Fest is free for members and included with general admission for non-members.  

News release (pdf)

2019 Photos and Video

Sizzle Reel from the Inaugural Dino Fest (2018)