Perot Museum’s new exhibit shines light on paleontology

August 23, 2018 by  

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will give Dallas residents a behind the scenes look at how the museums’ dinosaur exhibits come into being with its new Paleo Lab, which premiers Labor Day weekend.

Attendees can watch paleontologists process and prepare freshly discovered fossils. Cameras will be in the glass-encased permanent exhibit to show live fossil preparation close-up shots. A number of big discoveries have already been made by paleo researchers from the museum.

The Paleo Lab will open September 1, and to mark the occasion a big event running the first two days of September called Dino Fest will also take place. Included in this event will be a plaza beer garden, live music, hands-on fossil digs and interactions with live birds (modern-day dinosaurs). Among other entertaining options will be trivia games, and pterosaur gliders to take home, also youngsters can be junior paleontologists and find out about Arctic dinosaurs.

Keeping the public up to date on Museum exhibits and special events is often done with the help of a poster printing service.

Dino Fest will be 10 am-6 pm on Saturday, September 1 and 11 am-4 pm on Sunday, September 2. The lab will be found in T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on Level 4. However, highlighting 17 rarely seen southern hemisphere species, the “Ultimate Dinosaurs” exhibition will be open up to and including January 6, 2019.