Perot Museum of Nature and Science

A nonprofit organization

$5,598 raised by 14 donors

11% complete

$50,000 Goal

Imagine a child who steps into the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for the first time, their eyes alight with wonder as they interact with hands-on exhibits, ask questions to passionate educators, and envision themselves as future scientists, mathematicians, or engineers.

Your gift creates that magical moment, where seeds of curiosity are sown and dreams can flourish.

At the Museum, you can race a T. rex, challenge friends in robot competitions, explore the astonishing links between dinosaurs and modern-day birds, experience a simulated earthquake, journey through the universe, and test what it means to “be human.” Everything from dinosaurs to DNA to diamonds is packed into five levels of hands-on discovery and adventure to inspire the life-long learner in all of us.

But giving to the Museum is not just about supporting a single institution; it is about investing in the collective future of North Texas. Together, we can nurture future generations by ensuring that the Museum’s exhibits, programs, and resources remain accessible to all. 

When you give for North Texas Giving Day, you’re demonstrating that it’s never too late for anyone to learn or be inspired. No matter the size of your donation, you’re making a lasting impact on the lives of fellow North Texans and inspiring them through nature and science. Thank you for fostering a culture of curiosity in our communities!






Gifts made to support the Perot Museum of Nature and Science through North Texas Giving Day cannot be applied towards a membership. 

Mission

To inspire minds through nature and science.

VISION

Be an extraordinary resource and catalyst for science learning through innovative, highly accessible experiences that broaden understanding of our world and improve community achievement.

Needs

Texas STEM jobs are currently growing two times faster than the national average. As a result, North Texas needs a diverse pipeline of STEM professionals to meet the growing economic demand for local talent. The Perot Museum is responding to this critical challenge by engaging more than one million minds each year — inspiring the problem-solvers, game-changers, and STEM workforce of the future.

Your support helps make it possible to provide limitless possibilities that enrich and transform countless lives throughout our communities.

Equity Statement

Our mission to “inspire minds through nature and science” is one we strongly believe in and support unconditionally. It is simple, direct, and guides our thinking on all decisions. That mission stems from a belief that a shared understanding of nature and science has underpinned most of human progress through the millennia, and that as humankind faces new challenges, such understanding will be critical to continued progress. Thus, fostering an environment for all where inquisitiveness about the natural world can grow and flourish is an essential component of our mission.

Towards that end, from the day the Museum opened in 2012, we have had a stated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Over our first ten years, we are proud to have inspired the minds of millions of visitors of widely diverse backgrounds from across North Texas and beyond. Yet, we know that we can do even better. There are still significant parts of our community that we have not yet reached, and we recognize that this keeps us from fully delivering on our mission. As we look to the future of the Museum and beyond, we are dedicated to taking the power of our mission to the next level for the benefit of all.

Looking forward, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science commits that it will proactively strive to:

• Welcome diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ability, religion/spirituality, national origin, and socioeconomic status

• Seek out the perspectives of our diverse constituents to better understand their needs and to discover where we can do more to engage our entire community

• Remove barriers from those with the least privilege by intentionally assuring that the entirety of our programming, exhibits, policies, and organization are inclusive and equitably accessible to all

• Assure that the Board, executive leadership, and staff all reflect the rich diversity that is our community

• Work to undo any systems of injustice and inequality we may find within our institution

Trial and error are essential to the scientific process: trying, learning, improving. Fulfilling our mission demands that we continually evaluate our efforts to determine what works, what doesn’t, and what biases may be influencing the result. For that process to work, we must listen to many voices and diversity of thought and representation. Our mission and our shared future depend on it.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Tax id (EIN)

75-6067569

Guidestar

Causes

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone

214-756-5720

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