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2012-12-02 05:01:13

Construction cameras document the interior and exterior progression. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Thom Mayne, opens its doors to the public today. EarthCam is celebrating the grand opening with the release of a new time-lapse movie showcasing the exterior construction milestones and interior assembly of the dinosaur exhibit hall. Located in Dallas' historic Fair Park, the...

2011-05-10 10:00:00

DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Museum of Nature & Science officials, Texas Instruments Foundation and community leaders today unveiled plans, provided a sneak peek of exhibit prototypes and announced the naming of the new Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall, which will be part of the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science. A large crowd of over 150 celebrated the announcement held in an office building overlooking the Perot Museum construction site. To...

2011-05-10 10:00:00

DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation announced today a multi-million-dollar gift to the Museum of Nature & Science, resulting in the naming of a new Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall, which will be part of the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science. The Hall naming recognizes a $4.4-million early leadership gift as well as the decades-long volunteer and financial support provided by the TI Foundation, Texas Instruments and its...

2011-03-11 09:31:00

DALLAS, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recalling the years when many dismissed the idea of a new science museum in Dallas, longtime board member David Corrigan led a celebratory toast as topping out ceremonies were held yesterday for the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Hundreds cheered the milestone as Ross and Margot Perot made the "official call" instructing the Balfour Beatty crane operator to hoist the steel beam to the top of the structure. (Photo:...

2011-01-20 12:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling it an investment that will deliver world-class educational experiences and entertainment to millions for decades to come, Museum of Nature & Science leaders today announced a second major gift in two years from The Rees-Jones Foundation that brings its total contribution to $25 million - and pushes the Museum's fundraising efforts past the $150-million mark. To commemorate this significant show of support for the $185-million Perot Museum...

2010-03-23 09:40:00

DALLAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas recently announced the discovery of the oldest definitive bird fossils yet recorded in North America, an enantiornithine bird from the lower Middle Cenomanian (approximately 96 million years before present) of Texas. The specimens found near Grapevine Lake were recently published in one of the profession's foremost publications, the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. With this finding, the Museum's two...

2009-11-19 14:56:00

DALLAS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of planning and gathering donations ranging from a few dollars to millions, the Museum of Nature & Science celebrated "the ultimate dig" by breaking ground on the $185-million museum to be constructed at Victory Park in Dallas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091119/DA14569) Approximately 500 supporters gathered at the construction site - with bulldozers ready to go - to watch as family members of Margot and H. Ross Perot,...

2009-09-17 14:30:00

DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling it a "living educational tool featuring architecture inspired by nature and science," Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and leaders from the Museum of Nature & Science today unveiled the schematic designs and building model for the Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Park in Dallas. Groundbreaking on the approximately $185-million project will be held later this fall, and the Museum is expected to open by early 2013. Almost $125...

2008-10-23 12:00:22

DALLAS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With a "goal to create the best energy hall in the world," officials from the Museum of Nature & Science today unveiled plans for the new Tom Hunt Energy Hall, which will become a signature exhibit area in the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Park in downtown Dallas. Groundbreaking for the new facility is expected to begin in 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081023/LATH062) "The Tom Hunt Energy Hall will explore...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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