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General Fact Sheet   the Perot Family  GENERAL NEWS RELEASE

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.  

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July 9, 2019

Perot Museum Remembers the Legacy of Ross Perot

We at the Perot Museum mourn the passing of Ross Perot, a Texas giant, just as we celebrate his life among us. Mr. Perot enlivened the Museum with his generous and caring spirit and served as an example of kindness, compassion, and innovation. His legacy as leader, independent thinker, technological trailblazer and American patriot will endure and continue to serve as inspiration in fulfilling our mission.  Our heartfelt thoughts are with the entire Perot family at this time.

For those wanting to honor Mr. Perot, the Perot family has suggested donating to the organizations and charities that were closest to his heart. We are proud that the Perot Museum is one of the organizations he supported so generously and that we will continue to be part of his enduring legacy.

We have plans to more fully honor his memory and dedication to this community, which we will share at a later time.


Op-Ed by Perot Museum CEO Dr. Linda Silver inThe Hill 
"Ross Perot's philanthropic legacy: Inspiring next generation of engineers"

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June 11, 2019

New Species of Fossil Crocodile Named for Long-Time Volunteer Is a "Little Nipper" of a Big Discovery

A new species of prehistoric crocodilian ancestor (that existed in what is now North Texas, but 96 million years ago) has been named Scolomastax sahlsteini after Arthur Sahlstein, a volunteer citizen scientist that assisted in its discovery at the Arlington Archosaur Site. The "little nipper," which was 3-6 feet long, lived in the last period of the Age of Dinosaurs, and co-existed with several other species of crocodyliform (extinct crocodile relative) as well as newly discovered species of dinosaurs, mammals, plants, fish and more. Due to its "weird" jaw, scientists studying its fossils believe the extinct reptile may have been an omnivore feasting on hard prey and plant life, which would differ greatly from any of its modern obligate-carnivorous ancestors alive today. The fossils of S. sahlsteini are now part of the permanent collection of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.   

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May 15, 2019

Summer at the Perot Museum Simmers with Science and Cool Creativity as The Art of the Brick Blockbuster Exhibition Continues, Plus Late Nights, Camps and More

Escape the heat and retreat to the cool confines of the Perot Museum with the world's largest display of LEGO® bricks, plus new films, Asteroid Day, meet and architect, Moon Day, adults-only fun and the 2nd annual Dino Fest. 

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May 6, 2019

George Wright Society Honors Perot Museum of Nature and Science Paleontologist Dr. Anthony Fiorillo with the Natural Resource Achievement Award for His Groundbreaking Contributions to Alaska's National Parks

The Natural Resource Achievement Award recognizes excellence in research, management, or education related to the natural resource of parks, reserves and other protected areas. Dr. Fiorillo is among eight winners of outstanding achievements in conservation of special places.

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