The Perot Museum

perot-museumThe Perot Museum of Nature and Science, known mostly as just the Perot Museum, is located in Dallas Texas. It is a science and natural history museum with two locations, Victory Park and Fair Park in Dallas.

The Perot Museum is a combination of three museums. The Dallas Museum of Natural History, which opened to the public in 1936. It was part of the Texas Centennial Exhibition. The Dallas Health and Science Museam, renamed the Science Place in 1981 and the Dallas Children’s Museum, which was founded in 1995. These three museums merged in 2006 and were housed in three buildings in Fair Park. It featured an IMAX theater, a planetarium, the exhibit halls and a paleontology lab.

In 2012, the museum moved to a new facility in Victory Park. The former Dallas Museum of Natural History was converted into a second campus and the other buildings were closed. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science was named in honor of Ross Perot and his wife Margot. The children of the Perot’s donated $50 million dollars to the museum in honor of their parents. No public funding was needed, as the $185 million dollar costs were covered completely by donations.

Perot Museum Exhibit Halls

  • Moody Family Children’s Museum
  • Sports
  • Discovering Life
  • Being Human
  • Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation
  • The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth
  • Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals
  • Tom Hunt Energy
  • Boone Pickens Life Then and Now
  • Expanding Universe
  • Rose Hall of Birds

 

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