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January 18, 2038

Perot Museum Teams Up with African American Museum, Dallas, For Staircase Spotlight

DALLAS (September 30, 2020) – In partnership with the African American Museum, Dallas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has announced a call for entries for a staircase commission to create a vibrantly colored and eye-catching site-specific creative design that celebrates African-American leaders in science – from history and modern day – who have made significant contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Staircase Project is presented by Kroger. 

To spotlight the artistic talent in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, the Perot Museum will commission an African-American creative designer who resides in North Texas to design the image.

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September 9, 2020

Perot Museum To Reopen

DALLAS (September 09, 2020) – With the safety of guests, staff and volunteers a top priority, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will reopen its doors Saturday (Sept. 12) and Sunday (Sept. 13) with new public-health protocols, ticketing procedures, reduced hours and occupancy at no more than 25%.

Commencing the next weekend (Sept. 18), the Museum will then operate Fridays-Sundays for the foreseeable future. To ensure the best experience during preferred times and to manage capacity, guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets now on sale in advance at perotmuseum.org.

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June 29, 2020

Perot Museum Is Pausing Plans To Reopen

DALLAS (June 29, 2020) – Given the spike in COVID-19 cases in Dallas County and the rollback of the State’s phased reopening, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has decided to pause plans to reopen in early July. The Perot Museum will work in close coordination with the other museums in Downtown Dallas, including the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Museum of Asian Art, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, to evaluate when we will reopen to the public.    

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May 6, 2020

Arctic Edmontosaurus Lives Again – Perot Museum Paleontologists Give A New Look at the "Caribou of the Cretaceous"

DALLAS (May 6, 2020) – A new study by an international team from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Hokkaido University and Okayama University of Science in Japan further explores the proliferation of the most commonly occurring duck-billed dinosaur of the ancient Arctic as the genus Edmontosaurus. The findings also reinforce that the hadrosaurs – known as the “caribou of the Cretaceous” – had a huge geographical distribution of approximately 60 degrees of latitude, spanning the North American West from Alaska to Colorado.

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March 12, 2020

Perot Museum to Present COVID-19 "Science Spotlight" Panel Discussion Sunday (March 15) at 2 p.m.; Experts from Dallas County Health and Human Services, Dallas ISD, Children's Health and More to Share Latest Updates

DALLAS (March 12, 2020) – The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will live stream its first  “Science Spotlight” event on COVID-19 Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium. The session will feature subject matter experts from the medical and civic fields operating at the forefront of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 here in North Texas. They will present the latest updates and medical implications on the virus along with precautionary recommendations to help contain its spread. A Q&A session will follow the panels.

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March 6, 2020

2020: The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition to Make Its Texas Debut April 25, Last Chance to See the World-Exclusive Origins Exhibition Closing March 22, a New 60-Foot Caving Simulation and More Make the Perot Museum a Must-Do This Spring

DALLAS (March 6, 2020) – Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sulley, Dory, WALL•E and more are headed to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring when The Science Behind Pixar exhibition takes guests to infinity and beyond with its Texas debut April 25. But before it does, the world-exclusive Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind exhibition enters its final weeks as authentic ancient human relative fossils of two recently unearthed species – named top discoveries of the last decade by National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine – return to their permanent home in South Africa after the March 22 closing. Also through March 22, the new CaveSim will give guests a chance to learn caving skills as they navigate a 60-foot simulated cave – a challenging excursion for all ages that teaches STEM concepts and environmental conservation.

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