Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The paleontology collection at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is comprised of over 45,000 plant fossils, invertebrate fossils, vertebrate fossils, and ichnofossils. Notable components of the collection include fossils from local Permian and Cretaceous strata, as well as Alaskan fossils from the Cretaceous. This expansive collection is housed separately from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in its previous building in Fair Park, Dallas. The collection at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will be accessible Monday, October 12th through Tuesday, October 13th, and Monday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 21st from 9:00AM until 5:00PM by prearranged appointment.  To arrange an appointment or to ask related questions, please contact Karen Morton at 214-756-5722 or at Appointments to visit the collection will be scheduled through the end of business day Friday, October 2nd. Please note: although the physical address of the building that houses the collection is 3535 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210, if you decide to use a GPS to find the building, please enter the following address: 1275 Second Avenue, Dallas, TX. This will take you directly to the building.

Southern Methodist University
The Shuler Museum of Paleontology in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences houses significant collections of fossil vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. Particular strengths include vertebrates from local Early and Late Cretaceous and Quaternary deposits, Gulf Coast Miocene, and the Texas Triassic and Permian (go to:  Our facilities are in the Heroy Building (3225 Daniel St.) on the north edge of the SMU campus. SMU is several miles north of downtown Dallas, and can be reached from by DART train (free university shuttles run from train stops at Mockingbird or Lovers stations to campus). We hope to accommodate as many visitors as possible by appointment before and after the SVP meeting times. Please contact Dale Winkler (; 214-768-2898) to schedule and please also copy Mike Polcyn (; 214-768-1091) regarding marine vertebrates.

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