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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a natural history museum based in Dallas, TX that was founded in 1968. As of 2018 they had $25 million in revenue and $189 million in assets.

The perot museum of nature and science's mission is to "inspire minds through nature and science.". The museum accomplishes this mission by delivering exciting, engaging and innovative experiences through its year round educational programming, resear...

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Program areas at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The perot museum of nature and science is the result of a successful $185 million capital campaign to unite the three institutions of the museum of nature & science (the dallas museum of natural history, the science place, and the dallas children's museum) into one amazing interactive building. With a rich history as a research and collection institution, as well as a hands-on, interactive center for exploration and discovery, the perot museum of nature and science, which opened december 1, 2012, continues to strive to achieve our mission to "inspire minds through nature and science" through a wide variety of activities including in-depth permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits, interactive discovery stations, onsite school programs, school outreach programs, summer camps, films, and weekend activities for adults, children, and families. In fy 18, the museum served over 1,400,000 visitors, including over 235,000 school-aged children.

The museum continues its exploration and scientific field work in Texas and Alaska, mainly in the field of polar paleontology. These scientific explorations also extend internationally and include countries like japan, italy, mongolia, and south korea. The results of the expeditions not only continue the growth of the perot museum's scientific collections and further the mission of the museum, the dynamic new discoveries also provide the museum a continuous source of information for refreshing its education and exhibit programming.

Education is the core of our mission and underpins all of our activities. The perot museum is dedicated to improving science and math literacy, improving empirical thinking skills, and engendering an understanding of the world's natural processes by encouraging children to pursue careers as scientists, educators, researchers and engineers. The museum provides more than 40 hands-on, problem based learning programs for school children in grades pre-k to 12 that support the Texas essential knowledge and skills (teks) standards. In addition, the museum provides professional development programs for teachers. To ensure accessibility to perot museum programs, particularly students who are in at-risk neighborhoods, the museum provides financial aid with funds contributed by individuals, corporations and foundations for this purpose. The museum provides programs both on-site and off-site to the north Texas community. Our public program offerings include science camps, sleepovers, scouting adventures, adult programs, science-themed birthday parties and weekend activities for ...

Form 990s for Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Oct 11, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Aug 2, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Jul 12, 2016990View PDF
2014-09Sep 11, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,682,408
Program services$13,602,219
Investment income and dividends$320,051
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$718,374
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,230,812
Net income from fundraising events$-301,477
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$25,790,763

Vendors for Perot Museum of Nature and Science

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-02-20
██████ ███ ███████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-10-11
██████ ███ ██████████ ███Design and Fabrication$830,7702018-09-01
██████ █████ ███ ████████ ███Repairs and Maintenance$375,5932018-09-01
███████Information Technology$468,6792018-09-01
████████ ██████████ ████████Security$581,0682018-09-01
█████████ ███Janitorial$711,7562018-09-01
███████Contract Administrator, Consulting (pension)$8,2912016-12-31
...and six more vendors

Personnel at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Linda SilverChief Executive Officer$0July 14, 2019
Dave HumphriesChief Operating Officer-July 14, 2019
████ █████Chief Financial Officer-July 14, 2019
███ ████Chief Innovation Officer$242,117Sept. 30, 2017
█████ █████████Chief Information Officer and Interim Vice President$225,570Sept. 30, 2017
███████ ██ ████████Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator-July 14, 2019
████ █████Chief Experience Officer-July 14, 2019
█████████ ████████Vice President of Development-Sept. 18, 2017
████ █████Vice President of Human Resources-Sept. 18, 2017
█████ ██████Vice President of Programs$107,347Sept. 30, 2017
...and eight more key personnel

Peer natural history and sciences museums

1Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC)501(c)(3)$8.1 millionRochester, NY
2Worcester Natural History Society501(c)(3)$6.7 millionWorcester, MA
3Thanksgiving Point Institute501(c)(3)$22 millionLehi, UT
4The Witte Museum501(c)(3)$20 millionSan Antonio, TX
5Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH)501(c)(3)$10 millionFort Worth, TX
6Houston Museum of Natural Science501(c)(3)$36 millionHouston, TX
7The Children's Museum of Houston501(c)(3)$11 millionHouston, TX
8Field Museum of Natural History501(c)(3)$123 millionChicago, IL
9Denver Museum of Nature and Science501(c)(3)$63 millionDenver, CO
10Fernbank501(c)(3)$10 millionAtlanta, GA
11Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences501(c)(3)$8.0 millionBuffalo, NY
12California Academy of Sciences501(c)(3)$85 millionSan Francisco, CA
13Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum501(c)(3)$8.0 millionSaint Michaels, MD
14Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History501(c)(3)$10 millionSanta Barbara, CA
15Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum501(c)(3)$26 millionNew York, NY
16North Carolina Museum of Life and Science501(c)(3)$15 millionDurham, NC
17Tulsa Children's Museum501(c)(3)$6.6 millionTulsa, OK
18The Tech Museum of Innovation501(c)(3)$26 millionSan Jose, CA
19The Magic House501(c)(3)$9.6 millionSt Louis, MO
20Marbles Kids Museum501(c)(3)$7.6 millionRaleigh, NC
21Boston Children's Museum501(c)(3)$10 millionBoston, MA
22Children's Museum of Pittsburgh501(c)(3)$16 millionPittsburgh, PA
23Oregon Museum of Science and Industry501(c)(3)$30 millionPortland, OR
24The Exploratorium501(c)(3)$51 millionSan Francisco, CA
25Science Museum Oklahoma501(c)(3)$8.5 millionOklahoma City, OK

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