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November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018
Zeus McClurkin of the world-famous and always entertaining Harlem Globetrotters is the newest professional athlete featured in the Perot Museum's Motion Lab in the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall. The Motion Lab is a permanent exhibit on the Museum's Lower Level that allows visitors to throw a football, shoot a hockey puck, pirouette and now — try a basketball trick move like a Harlem Globetrotter — all while a high-speed camera captures their every move. Guests can then see themselves in slow motion on computer screens while analyzing and comparing their moves side-by-side with those of professional athletes, including Zeus. Just last month, Zeus sank an amazing trick shot from the roof of the Perot Museum showing off a principle called the Magnus Effect, allowing him to spin a basketball on his finger and shoot a “curve ball” from nearly 200 feet up – hitting nothing but net.
October 29, 2018
Party Like A Rock Star At The Perot Museum’s Annual Fundraising Gala – Night At The Museum: Rock The Perot – Saturday, Nov. 10
A rockin’ VIP backstage pre-party, prehistoric giants, Earth’s natural rock stars (gems!), food with a beat, late-night iridescent dancing, fiber-optic hair and more converge for a rock-the-senses evening
benefiting STEM education and accessibility for all North Texans.
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October 22, 2018
Perot Museum Leaders and Renowned Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger Unveil a World-First Virtual Reality App That Explores a Cave Few Have Ever Visited – Where Some Of History’s Most Famous Ancient Human Fossils Were Discovered
Free experience provides global access to researchers, students and amateur explorers; app is part of impressive list of achievements from Perot Museum’s new Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey.
October 17, 2018
September 25, 2018
Margot and Ross Perot Donate $5 Million to Perot Museum of Nature and Science to Expand Access to Science Education; Announcement to Commemorate National First Responders Day
Gift supports major education initiative to broaden and bring year-round access to STEM experiences for all North Texans, including free admission for first responders and military members, $1 admission for underserved families, and financial aid for schoolchildren
September 12, 2018
Perot Museum’s 2018-2019 season lineup is an exploration of timeless innovation from the discoveries of new prehistoric species to the creative engineering of the future
Two traveling exhibitions – Ultimate Dinosaurs and The Art of the Brick – headline the season, alongside fan favorites such as Social Science nights, sleepovers, National Geographic Live speakers, Discovery Camps and a whole month dedicated to makers, innovators and creators.
August 15, 2018
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.
August 15, 2018
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, augmented reality dinosaur experience, plus Paleo Lab gives visitors a chance to see Museum paleontologists unearth fossils in real-time
August 6, 2018
Paleontologists discover unusual association of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks within Late Cretaceous 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.
June 20, 2018
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!
May 3, 2018
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.
April 23, 2018
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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April 17, 2018
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.
February 21, 2018
February 7, 2018
“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.
January 4, 2018
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.