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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Joins IF/THEN Initiative to Promote Women in STEM

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has announced that it will partner with IF/THEN, a first-of-its-kind initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). IF/THEN, built on the mantra that “if we support a woman in STEM, then she can change the world,” seeks to advance women in STEM by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of female pioneers.

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Perot Museum Paleontologist Co-Authors Scientific Paper Describing New Species of Arctic Pre-Marsupial Mammal

Perot Museum’s Chief Curator and Vice President of Research and Collections, Anthony Fiorillo, Ph.D., has co-authored a new paper as part of a dynamic research collaboration with international scientists. The paper notes the discovery of what has been named the northernmost marsupial known to science—a mouse-sized, opossum-like creature, the Unnuakomys hutchisoni, discovered in a steep river bank in Arctic Alaska.

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3D Video of the Perot's Type Specimen*
* Type specimen means this will be the specimen by which all future comparisons of the Unnuakomys hutchisoni will be made. 

 

NOW OPEN! Largest and Most Elaborate Display of Works Constructed Using Only LEGO® Bricks Makes Its Way To The Perot Museum Of Nature And Science As The Art Of The Brick Traveling Exhibition

Named by CNN as a must-see exhibition, The Art of The Brick makes its Texas debut featuring LEGO® brick renditions of famous masterpieces – including Van Gogh's Starry Night, Michelangelo’s David along with a 20-foot T. rex skeleton and Dallas’ iconic Pegasus – plus, The Science of the Brick interactive creative space invites guests to let their imaginations run free.

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“Saturn V Girls” Team From The Hockaday School Wins 1st Place Champion’s Award At 11th Annual North Texas FIRST LEGO® League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament

After months of intense preparation, nearly 600 North Texas youth competed in the North Texas FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship Robotics Tournament held Feb. 9 at Parish Episcopal School and Community Center. The Perot Museum is proud to sponsor this annual competition that challenges students to create robots designed to solve real-world problems. Winning the 1st place Champion’s Award was the “Saturn V Girls” team, with students from The Hockaday School in Dallas, who will advance to the World Festival in Houston April 17-20.

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"Aurora Butterfly of Peace," Adorned with Diamonds From Nearly Every Continent on Earth, on Display in Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall Until Late Spring 2019

The work of art, comprised of 240 colored diamonds (including some that fluoresce) take on the shape of a butterfly, symbolizing “spiritual connection to Earth for all humankind,” according to owner, curator and co-creator Alan Bronstein. With colors ranging from fiery orange to tranquil blue and rosy pink, the “Aurora Butterfly of Peace” took 12 years to complete and features of a rainbow of diamonds from nearly every continent on Earth.

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Perot Museum Unveils Refined Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall and Announces New Strategic Focus on Gems and Minerals

The popular Gems and Minerals Hall reopens with four signature displays – including a stunning birthstone exhibit – plus the new Gems and Minerals Center of Excellence aims to
elevate interest in gems and minerals while positioning the Perot Museum as a global leader in gems and minerals education.

 

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