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Meet Your Mammoth! Perot Museum

  • Sat, November 21, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Perot Museum, Dallas, TX

Join us for a day-long celebration of Ellie May, our Columbian mammoth specimen.

Ellie May has a very special story. Found in Ellis County, Texas, her skeleton was almost complete. Perot Museum scientists and volunteers worked to excavate, prepare and study her. Now is your chance to meet your mammoth and the newest member of the Perot Museum permanent collection.

From mammoth activities to a lecture from our very own Fossil Preparator, Dr. Ron Tykoski, and even some sweet mammoth treats, this is a mammoth-sized science party you won't want to miss.


8:30am-3pm Mammoth Masks
(Lower Level – Art Lab – Children’s Museum)
9am, 10am, 11am Bookworm Reading Time
(Level 4 – T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now)
9:30am, 11:30am
and 1:30pm
Science on the Spot Mammoth Toothpaste Demonstration
(Level 3 – The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall)
and 2-5pm
Make a Mammoth
(Level 2 – TECH Corner – Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall)
10:30am Meet Your Mammoth with Dr. Ronald Tykoski
(The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience)
Lecture requires a ticket. Please see below.
11:15am Mammoth Questions? Ask Dr. Ronald Tykoski
(Level 3 Landing)
1pm Science Trivia: Pleistocene Edition
(Level 2 – TECH Corner – Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall)


Meet Your Mammoth with Dr. Ronald Tykoski

​Hear stories from the dig site, the paelo lab and even the lab in Colorado from our fossil preparator, Dr. Ronald Tykoski.​ You will learn firsthand about paleontology in North Texas and what it takes to bring a new specimen into a Museum's permanent collection.

The lecture is free but does require a ticket.

Reserve Tickets

Who we are

The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.


If you have a question, if you have a fossil that you cannot identify, or need a site investigation, contact the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for help.

Contact Us at 817-355-4693 

Why join us

We have fun.

We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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