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The Whiteside Museum of Natural History in Seymour, Texas is proud to announce the first annual “Permian Fest”, which will be held from February 24th, through the 26th. The festival will include three days of unique, science and paleontology theme vendors, food trucks, and professional lectures. On the evening of Saturday, February 25th, the event will include a fundraiser dinner and silent auction benefiting the longevity of the museum and its educational programming.

Professional Lecture Series

Permian Fest will offer multiple lectures throughout each day of the lecture series from prominent scientists in the paleontology industry. Tickets may be purchased for each day of the lecture lineup or for the full series.  

For Schools!

We cordially invite and encourage schools to take advantage of the free-for-schools WMNH Professional Lecture Series and consider bringing their students on Friday, February 24th. 

For more information or to schedule your students, please feel free to call the Whiteside Museum of Natural History at 940-889-6548 or send us an email at

You can't come in person?

We will be live streaming our lectures with ZOOM!

Please be courteous of our lectures and live audience and leave your microphones turned off during the lectures.


8:45 AM - 11:30 AM

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM


8:45 AM - 11:45 AM

1:00 PM - 3:45 PM


9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Educational Workshops Schedule Coming Soon

Ticket Options


  • $350 per day (8 slots available per day).



  • $35 for adults and $25 for children.

  • Ticket covers full day of lectures

  • Comes with FREE Museum Admission