Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas Receives $25 Million Gift from The Rees-Jones Foundation

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DALLAS.- Calling it an investment that will deliver world-class educational experiences and entertainment to millions for decades to come, Museum of Nature & Science leaders announced a second major gift in two years from The Rees-Jones Foundation that brings its total contribution to $25 million – and pushes the Museum’s fundraising efforts past the $150-million mark. To commemorate this significant show of support for the $185-million Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Museum leaders will name two major halls in its honor – The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall and the Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones Exhibition Hall. The $185-million museum, designed by Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis, is scheduled to open early 2013. “Today marks an enormous milestone for the Museum of Nature & Science. The Rees-Jones Foundation, which made an early gift of $10 million in 2009, steppe