Discover the Dinosaurs
T. Boone Pickens
Life Then and Now Hall
Brain Juice Focus
Towering dinosaurs, rare fossils and virtual paleo-habitats are just a few of the awe-inspiring discoveries you’ll make inside the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall. Get an up-close-and-personal look into dinosaur life and study everything from ancient animal bones and rare fossils to the bodies and behaviors of modern-day animals.
Get real-time views of the dynamic dinosaur research being done at the Museum as our paleontologists and preparators process fossils fresh from the field. At this glass-encased permanent exhibit, you may just get to see the unearthing of a new prehistoric species!
Towering atop the Paleo Lab is the only full-body reconstruction of Nanuqsaurus hoglundi in the world. This species was discovered by the Perot Museum’s curator emeritus Dr. Anthony Fiorillo and unearthed in our very own lab.
Fossil Hunt AR Experience
The T. rex and Alamosaurus Fossil Skeletons
The Perot dinosaur
Ocean Life in Dallas
Life Then and Now Hall Scavenger Hunt
- Find the first mounted dinosaur skeleton in the state of Texas (hint, it’s called a Tenontosaurus).
- Find the Tylosaurus, originally found by a kid on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard.
- See if you can find the replica Frenelopsis tree. During the construction and installation of dinosaurs in the hall, real live birds flew in the building and actually landed on it!
What to Do Next
Let your imagination take flight in the Rose Hall of Birds. Explore fossils specimens, compare footprints and discover the astonishing links between prehistoric dinosaurs and modern-day birds.