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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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Perot Museum of Nature and Science announces partnership with Dr. Lee Berger, the pioneering paleoanthropologist who discovered Homo naledi.

The Perot Museum has formed a partnership with internationally renowned paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger, whose groundbreaking work has rewritten the way early human and hominin evolution is understood. Berger’s alliance with the Perot Museum is part of a new strategic focus on human origins called the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, for which he will serve as the Center’s Distinguished Science Advisor. The Center will focus on supporting, curating and disseminating the dynamic research developed by Berger and his team of more than 160 scientists working around the world.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a Prime Spot for Spring Getaways and Staycations With Galactic Space Exhibition, Spring Break Fun, Sleepovers and more

Blast off in the Journey to Space exhibition, explore the season through unique daily activities and extended hours, 3D films, Discovery Days, an adults-only night and more this spring.

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“Hockabots” Team from Dallas wins 1st Place Champion’s Award at 10Th Annual North Texas First Lego® League (Fll) Regional Championship Robotics Tournament

Months exploring the complex world of the human water cycle pays off for the “Hockabots” as they advance to the World Festival in Houston April 18-21; “Incredibots of Panther Creek Estates” of Frisco takes 2nd place and “PIE (Prosper Independent Engineers)” of Prosper takes 3rd place.

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Space Out This Year at The Perot Museum with Hands-On, Out-Of-This-World Adventure, A "Super-Gross" Sleepover, Adults-Only Night and More

Journey to Space takes guests as close to space as possible from Earth, Social Science night promises adults-only delight Jan. 26, plus holiday weekend activities, a whole month featuring gadgets and gizmos, 3D films and more to get brains primed for the new year.

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