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June 29, 2020
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.
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.
December 9, 2019
Perot Museum of Nature and Science Names Veteran Fundraiser and Strategist Katherine Stenesen as Chief Development Officer
After an exhaustive national search, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has named veteran nonprofit leader Katherine Stenesen as its Chief Development Officer. Stenesen joins the Perot Museum after working since 2012 for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD), where she most recently served as Chief Development Officer. She will assume her duties Jan. 13.
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November 14, 2019
"Tech the Halls!" Perot Museum of Nature and Science Celebrates the Season with a Reimagined Technology and Engineering Exhibit Hall, World-Exclusive Exhibition and More
Updated with a host of new interactives, the newly transformed Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall gives guests a chance to tackle challenges in a 1,400-square-foot lab, compose music on a giant sequencer, program robots and plenty more fun activities for the tinkerer at heart. Plus, don’t miss the once-in-a lifetime Origins exhibition, a Chinese mineral exhibit, and more.
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