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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Inspiring minds through nature and science

four stars

91.59

2201 North Field Street Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 428-5555   Web Site
EIN: 75-6067569

Board Leadership
Karen Katz
Chair

CEO
Linda Silver
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.59 four stars
  Financial 90.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science exposes our children to a world of ideas and concepts in science, math and technology, all within one spectacular location. By offering hands-on ways to learn about scientific evidence, mathematical concepts and natural history, the Museum will profoundly affect what and how our kids experience science and nature. Future scientists, mathematicians and engineers will find inspiration and education through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and vivid contextual displays.

Founded in 1968, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science exposes our children to a world of ideas and concepts in science, math and technology, all within one spectacular location. By offering hands-on ways to learn about scientific evidence, mathematical concepts and natural history, the Museum will profoundly affect what and how our kids experience science and nature. Future scientists, mathematicians and engineers will find inspiration and education through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and vivid contextual displays.

Financial

four stars

90.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.22
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Perot Museum of Nature and Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Perot Museum of Nature and Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 91.59 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,197,252
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,522,287
   Fundraising Events $1,002,539
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $750,053
Total Contributions $10,472,131
   Program Service Revenue $14,279,764
Total Primary Revenue $24,751,895
   Other Revenue $2,605,702
TOTAL REVENUE $27,357,597
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,019,656
   Administrative Expenses $5,346,171
   Fundraising Expenses $1,621,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,987,037
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,629,440
   
Net Assets $182,375,236

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Museum Exhibits and Operations $18,963,823 79.0%
Education $3,460,377 14.4%
Scientific Explorations $1,057,103 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 91.59 four stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 89.15 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 90.75 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 92.80 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 95.05 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 88.19 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 94.29 four stars
2012-09 05/01/2014 89.97 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2013 95.68 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-6067569
Name in IRS Master File PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$418,119 1.34% Linda Abraham-Silver Chief Executive Officer

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 91.59 four stars
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Museum of Us (CA) 90.78 four stars
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (IL) 85.91 three stars
Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX) 88.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 North Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 428-5555
EIN: 75-6067569

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Board Leadership

Karen Katz
Chair

CEO

Linda Silver
Chief Executive Officer

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