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Tiny Texas Dinosaur in Perot's Life Then and Now Hall Has Been Named 35 Years After Discovery

A small, birdlike dinosaur, whose remains make up the largest trove of dinosaurs ever discovered in Texas, has officially been named Convolosaurus marri after SMU alumnus and patron Ray Marr. The specimen, whose new name translates to "flocking lizard," was discovered at Proctor Lake (southwest of Fort Worth) in 1985 and  is currently on display in the Perot Museum's Life Then and Now Hall. Photo credit The Dallas Morning News.

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Perot Museum's “Roxy the Raptor” Throws Out First Pitch for “Dino Day” at March 31 Texas Rangers Game

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s “Roxy the Raptor” kicked off Dino Day during the Texas Ranger’s first home game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo credit

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Paleontologists from Hokkaido University and Dallas' Perot Museum of Nature and Science Discover First Lambeosaurine Dinosaur from the Arctic in Alaska

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, have discovered the first-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine (crested ‘duck-billed’ dinosaur) from the Arctic – part of the skull of a lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Liscomb Bonebed (71-68 Ma) found on Alaska’s North Slope. The bonebed was previously known to be rich in hadrosaurine hadrosaurids (non-crested ‘duck-billed’ dinosaurs).

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Joins IF/THEN Initiative to Promote Women in STEM

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has announced that it will partner with IF/THEN, a first-of-its-kind initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). IF/THEN, built on the mantra that “if we support a woman in STEM, then she can change the world,” seeks to advance women in STEM by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of female pioneers.

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Perot Museum Paleontologist Co-Authors Scientific Paper Describing New Species of Arctic Pre-Marsupial Mammal

Perot Museum’s Chief Curator and Vice President of Research and Collections, Anthony Fiorillo, Ph.D., has co-authored a new paper as part of a dynamic research collaboration with international scientists. The paper notes the discovery of what has been named the northernmost marsupial known to science—a mouse-sized, opossum-like creature, the Unnuakomys hutchisoni, discovered in a steep river bank in Arctic Alaska.

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3D Video of the Perot's Type Specimen*
* Type specimen means this will be the specimen by which all future comparisons of the Unnuakomys hutchisoni will be made. 


NOW OPEN! Largest and Most Elaborate Display of Works Constructed Using Only LEGO® Bricks Makes Its Way To The Perot Museum Of Nature And Science As The Art Of The Brick Traveling Exhibition

Named by CNN as a must-see exhibition, The Art of The Brick makes its Texas debut featuring LEGO® brick renditions of famous masterpieces – including Van Gogh's Starry Night, Michelangelo’s David along with a 20-foot T. rex skeleton and Dallas’ iconic Pegasus – plus, The Science of the Brick interactive creative space invites guests to let their imaginations run free.

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