Stay Up To Date

Newsroom

For general Public Relations, please contact Becky Mayad from our media relations team at becky@mayadpr.com. For use of the Perot Museum logo or to request additional graphics, videos, or images please contact marketing@perotmuseum.org.

General Fact Sheet   the Perot Family  GENERAL NEWS RELEASE

Perot Museum Remembers the Legacy of Ross Perot

We at the Perot Museum mourn the passing of Ross Perot, a Texas giant, just as we celebrate his life among us. Mr. Perot enlivened the Museum with his generous and caring spirit and served as an example of kindness, compassion, and innovation. His legacy as leader, independent thinker, technological trailblazer and American patriot will endure and continue to serve as inspiration in fulfilling our mission.  Our heartfelt thoughts are with the entire Perot family at this time.

For those wanting to honor Mr. Perot, the Perot family has suggested donating to the organizations and charities that were closest to his heart. We are proud that the Perot Museum is one of the organizations he supported so generously and that we will continue to be part of his enduring legacy.

We have plans to more fully honor his memory and dedication to this community, which we will share at a later time.

Photos

Op-Ed by Perot Museum CEO Dr. Linda Silver inThe Hill 
"Ross Perot's philanthropic legacy: Inspiring next generation of engineers"

Related News Coverage
WFAA
CBS 11
NBC 5
Fox 4

 

New Species of Fossil Crocodile Named for Long-Time Volunteer Is a "Little Nipper" of a Big Discovery

A new species of prehistoric crocodilian ancestor (that existed in what is now North Texas, but 96 million years ago) has been named Scolomastax sahlsteini after Arthur Sahlstein, a volunteer citizen scientist that assisted in its discovery at the Arlington Archosaur Site. The "little nipper," which was 3-6 feet long, lived in the last period of the Age of Dinosaurs, and co-existed with several other species of crocodyliform (extinct crocodile relative) as well as newly discovered species of dinosaurs, mammals, plants, fish and more. Due to its "weird" jaw, scientists studying its fossils believe the extinct reptile may have been an omnivore feasting on hard prey and plant life, which would differ greatly from any of its modern obligate-carnivorous ancestors alive today. The fossils of S. sahlsteini are now part of the permanent collection of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.   

News Release (pdf)

Photos

Related News Coverage
National Geographic

Summer at the Perot Museum Simmers with Science and Cool Creativity as The Art of the Brick Blockbuster Exhibition Continues, Plus Late Nights, Camps and More

Escape the heat and retreat to the cool confines of the Perot Museum with the world's largest display of LEGO® bricks, plus new films, Asteroid Day, meet and architect, Moon Day, adults-only fun and the 2nd annual Dino Fest. 

News Release (pdf)

Photos

Trailer for Superpower Dogs 3D

Trailer for Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Trailer for Wild Africa 3D

George Wright Society Honors Perot Museum of Nature and Science Paleontologist Dr. Anthony Fiorillo with the Natural Resource Achievement Award for His Groundbreaking Contributions to Alaska's National Parks

The Natural Resource Achievement Award recognizes excellence in research, management, or education related to the natural resource of parks, reserves and other protected areas. Dr. Fiorillo is among eight winners of outstanding achievements in conservation of special places.

News Release (pdf

Photos

Perot Museum Presents Two-Day May the Fourth Be With You Event Featuring Special Star Wars Showings, Sci-Fi Activities, Character Meet-Ups and More

Don your favorite sci-fi gear and travel to a “galaxy far, far away” as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science celebrates the power of the Force with a two-day May The Fourth Be With You weekend extravaganza May 4-5. Connect with the light and dark sides of the Force while enjoying special sci-fi activities, saber battles on the Plaza, droid races, augmented reality, performances, character meet-ups, Star Wars-themed music, food and more. Discover the science behind the famous films by exploring robotics, futuristic technology and life on other planets.

Photos and Video

Related News Coverage
CBS 11
D Magazine
GuideLive
Where Traveler 

Tiny Texas Dinosaur in Perot Museum's Life Then and Now Hall Has Been Named 35 Years After Discovery

A small, birdlike dinosaur, whose remains make up the largest trove of dinosaurs ever discovered in Texas, has officially been named Convolosaurus marri after SMU alumnus and patron Ray Marr. The specimen, whose new name translates to "flocking lizard," was discovered at Proctor Lake (southwest of Fort Worth) in 1985 and  is currently on display in the Perot Museum's Life Then and Now Hall. Photo credit The Dallas Morning News.

Related News Coverage
Dallas Morning News

Perot Museum's “Roxy the Raptor” Throws Out First Pitch for “Dino Day” at March 31 Texas Rangers Game

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s “Roxy the Raptor” kicked off Dino Day during the Texas Ranger’s first home game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo credit MLB.com.

Related News Coverage
MLB.com

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University and Dallas' Perot Museum of Nature and Science Discover First Lambeosaurine Dinosaur from the Arctic in Alaska

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, have discovered the first-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine (crested ‘duck-billed’ dinosaur) from the Arctic – part of the skull of a lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Liscomb Bonebed (71-68 Ma) found on Alaska’s North Slope. The bonebed was previously known to be rich in hadrosaurine hadrosaurids (non-crested ‘duck-billed’ dinosaurs).

News Release (pdf)

Related News Coverage
Smithsonian.com
CBC 
Fox News
Live Science


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.

News Release (pdf

Photos

Related News Coverage
Mashable
Dallas Morning News
Forbes

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.

University of Colorado Release

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.

News Release (pdf)

Photos

Related News Coverage 
Fox 4
WFAA
Good Morning Texas (WFAA)
The Dallas Morning News

“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.

News Release (pdf)

Photos

"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.

Photos

Related News Coverage
D Magazine
CultureMap Dallas
Rock&Gem

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.

 

News Release (pdf)

Photos

Related News Coverage 
Fox 4
CBS 11
D Magazine