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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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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 has 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 response to covid-19, the Perot Museum closed its doors march 2020 and quickly transitioned to providing interactive virtual and off-site programming. In september 2020, the Museum opened with public-health protocols, reduced hours and occupancy. During fiscal year 2020, the Museum served over 473,000 visitors through on-site visits and digital programming, including over 123,000 school-aged children. The Perot Museum is a result of a successful $185 million capital campaign to unite three institutions (the dallas Museum of natural history, the Science place, and the dallas children's Museum) into one amazing interactive building.
The Perot Museum opened a new collections facility in march 2020, allowing the Museum's collections to be consolidated into one, state-of-the-art facility. This facility provides ample lab and work spaces to support continued research of the collections. In addition, Perot Museum partners with local and regional organizations such as the upper trinity regional water district to provide training and consulting for fossil preservation.
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 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. 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 (digital, on-site and off-site) to the north Texas community. Our public program offerings include Science camps, adult programs, and activities for children and families which appeal to audiences of all ages, ethnicity and economic means. As covid-19 paused many educational efforts, the Museum expanded its offerings to include virtual training and programming. During fiscal year 2020, the Museum provided over 92 educational programs which served over 157,000 constituents, which were mostly school-aged children.

Grants made by Perot Museum of Nature and Science

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Dallas FoundationDonation To Line of Duty Fund$9,111

Who funds Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Philanthropy SouthwestSupport for Capital Campaign$1,775,000
The Dallas FoundationGeneral Support$355,129
Cary M Maguire FoundationFunds Were Used To Build A Science Museum of the City of Dallas To Study Math Schince and Related Fields$200,000
...and 41 more grants received totalling $3,043,554

Personnel at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Linda SilverChief Executive Officer$218,612
Dave HumphriesChief Operating Officer
Anne WoodsChief Financial Officer$145,561
Daniel KohlChief Innovation Officer$80,519
Kraig SmithChief of Staff
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Perot Museum of Nature and Science

RevenuesFYE 09/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,183,589
Program services$4,737,296
Investment income and dividends$331,018
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$367,123
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-254,122
Net income from fundraising events$-189,255
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$232,945
Total revenues$10,408,594

Form 990s for Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-07-29990View PDF
2019-092020-09-29990View PDF
2018-092019-10-11990View PDF
2017-092018-06-14990View PDF
2016-092017-08-02990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 14 new grant, including a grant for $112,500 from Hoblitzelle Foundation
July 22, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 21, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
July 21, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $1,775,000 from Philanthropy Southwest
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Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
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General information
2201 N Field St
Dallas, TX 75201
Metro area
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Dallas County, TX
Website URL
(214) 428-5555
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A56: Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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