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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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November 7, 2019

Perot Museum Debuts Reimagined Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall, Thanks to $1.3 Million Gift From Texas Instruments Foundation

The newly updated 4,500-square-foot-space marks the Museum’s latest hall to undergo renovations in its continued commitment to inspire the future STEM workforce through fresh and innovative content. Highlights include a new ChallENGe Lab, mechanical art, hands-on robot stations, giant music sequencer and a floor-to-ceiling wind tube experience.

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October 30, 2019

Perot Museum's Arctic Dinosaur Expert Discovers Diverse Assemblage of Fossils – Including Many Hadrosaurs – in Remote Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

Perot Museum Chief Curator and Vice President of Research and Collections Dr. Anthony R. Fiorillo’s recent research paper published in the globally renowned PLOS ONE journal shows that wealth of animals preferred humid, coastal environments – even dinosaurs enjoyed a day at the beach.

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September 18, 2019

Tickets Now on Sale for Perot Museum of Nature and Science's World-Exclusive Exhibition – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind – Opening Oct. 19

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces that tickets for the limited-run exhibition – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind – are now available for purchase online at The exhibition, which runs Oct. 19, 2019 through March 22, 2020, will feature the fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives, Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi.

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September 11, 2019

Perot Museum Remembers T. Boone Pickens

The Perot Museum is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Pickens was a great friend and generous donor to the Perot Museum. His great intellect, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking was an inspiration to so many. We will forever remember him and are honored to have our T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall to serve as a part of his lasting legacy and testament to how he wished to share his love for geology and passion for education with all of North Texas and beyond.