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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas, Texas

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science seeks to further understanding and appreciation of the natural world through collection-based research, engaging exhibitions, and outreach programs. Its new facility in Victoria Park opened in 2012 and is now recognized as the symbolic gateway to the Dallas Arts District, featuring more than 11 exhibition halls, a children’s museum, a theater, and more. As a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations network, the museum has collaborated with the Smithsonian to research attitudes about STEM education and careers and the use of museum collections to connect with young audiences. In 2016, the Museum opened Gems of the Smithsonian featuring some of the rarest treasures from the National Museum of Natural History.