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Inaugural Dino Fest takes over the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Sept. 1-2, plus new Paleo Lab officially debuts Labor Day weekend

As the “summer of the dinosaur” nears extinction, the Perot Museum pulls out the stops for two-day fest featuring dino dig pits, T. rex sports challenges, paleo demos, a beer garden, live music, art activities, dissections and more, plus Paleo Lab gives visitors a chance to see Museum paleontologists unearth fossils in real-time

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, sign agreement formalizing partnership for future collaborations, scientific endeavors and more in paleontology

The MOU is part of the Museum’s new strategic focus on human origins, with plans to increase research, produce traveling exhibitions, cultivate scientific communication and maximize accessibility around the world while cultivating projects that strengthen international scientific and academic cooperation.

Paleontologists discover unusual association of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks within Late Cretacues rocks of Denali National Park, Alaska.

A paper published in Scientific Reports details the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks in the lower Cantwell Formation. The discovery provides more evidence that Alaska was possibly the “superhighway” for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70 million years ago.

Summer of the Dinosaur! Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibition Makes Its Texas Debut June 23, Plus New Dinosaur Programs and Experiences at the Museum All Summer Long

Headlining the “Summer of the Dinosaur” is the new traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs, revealing rarely seen species from the southern hemisphere, including a ferocious distant cousin to T. rex and what was likely the heaviest animal to ever walk the planet. Plus, the Perot Museum unveils a new T. rex host atop its well-known escalator (now dubbed T. rexcalator) and a Dancing Dinos interactive experience with more paleo adventures to come later this summer!

Perot Museum remembers the legacy of Dallas philanthropist Mrs. Margaret McDermott

The Perot Museum celebrates the life and legacy of an extraordinary leader in the North Texas community, Mrs. Margaret McDermott. Mrs. McDermott was a tireless champion of education and culture who shared our passion for inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

“Through her spirit of giving and remarkable leadership, Mrs. McDermott impacted the lives of generations of North Texans,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “I am proud that the Museum’s CEO position is a lasting tribute to her family’s legacy of innovation and generosity. We will be forever grateful.”

Our thoughts are with Mary McDermott Cook and the McDermott family.

Being Human Hall at Perot Museum of Nature and Science Undergoes Major Transformation as Part of Promise to Keep Content Fresh and Relevant; New Exhibit Hall Debuts to Public May 11

After months of construction, the completely refreshed Being Human Hall will feature twice as many interactive exhibits in English and Spanish, allowing visitors to use their brain to fire off pulsing lights, digitally blend their faces with early humans, experience virtual reality, explore DNA and more.

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