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November 9, 2021

Special Holiday Hours Announced

DALLAS (November 9, 2021) - As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will offer special holiday hours during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Guests of all ages will find plenty of awe-inspiring moments on their visit – from the interactive Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks exhibition presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies to a stunning collection of nature-inspired jewelry. Plus, the gift shop features a curated variety of fun and quirky finds.

Holiday Hours:

Tuesday, November 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day, November 25: CLOSED

Tuesday, December 21: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve, December 24: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christmas Day, December 25: CLOSED

Tuesday, December 28: 10 am. to 5 p.m.

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November 4, 2021

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Announces Five New Board Members and Names Executive Committee Members for 2021-2022 Fiscal Year

DALLAS (Nov. 4, 2021) – Under the leadership of board chair Karen Katz, former president and chief executive officer of the Neiman Marcus Group, and chair-elect David Corrigan, Corrigan Investments, Inc., the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has announced five new members to its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and named three members to its Executive Committee.

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September 21, 2021

The Shape of Matter Exhibit - Featuring Pieces from Paula Crevoshay's Collection - to Open October 21

DALLAS (Sept. 21, 2021) – The works of internationally renowned jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay have captivated hearts for decades, from jewelry connoisseurs to celebrities and amateur gem buffs. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will showcase a curated collection of Crevoshay’s stunning nature-inspired creations when The Shape of Matter – Through An Artist’s Eye opens Oct. 21. The special exhibit runs through April 20, 2022, and is included with general admission.

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September 14, 2021

Towers of Tomorrow Exhibition Opening September 24

DALLAS (Sept. 14, 2021) – The Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s newest exhibition –Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks – will feature 20 iconic skyscrapers from across the globe constructed over 2,000 hours with more than half a million LEGO® bricks. From the world’s tallest building to the Empire State Building, the architectural wonders are constructed by Ryan McNaught, one of only 21 LEGO certified professionals in the world. All ages can get creative as they build upon a growing LEGO installation using thousands of the popular colored bricks. Presented locally by Highland Capital Philanthropies, Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks makes its Texas debut Friday, Sept. 24, and runs through April 24, 2022.

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August 2, 2021

Paleobotanist Team Discovers Two New Genres and Species of Conifers

DALLAS (Aug 3, 2021) – Illustrations depicting the dinosaur era – whether in books or movies – are often accompanied by lush greenery. And during the Cretaceous period, the trees commonly dominating a wide range of Earth’s terrestrial environments were conifers – similar to the pines, spruces cypresses and cedars that populate the earth today. These conifers played a key role in ecosystems, providing nourishment, nutrients, and habitat for a range of prehistoric creatures. 

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July 21, 2021

New Partnership Provides 15,000 STEM Kits For Kids

DALLAS (July 20, 2021) – Summer learning loss has been prevalent for decades, but this year the problem is bigger, considering the tumultuous year young people faced with hybrid and remote learning. Science education – a challenging subject to teach, especially remotely – may have suffered the most. 

To help counter the situation, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has teamed up with nonprofit Dallas Afterschool to provide 15,000 hands-on Wonder Kits® through the Museum’s TECH Truck program which is dedicated to creating equitable access to high-quality educational resources. Thanks to a generous gift from ExxonMobil, the STEM-based Wonder Kits® allow children the opportunity to participate in highly engaging science activities and experiments. Created by Dallas Afterschool, the kits focus on building bridges and wind-powered cars, 

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