The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
In a story by the Dallas Morning News, the Mavericks icon admitted that he and his family “have a blast” looking at fossils of dinosaurs and other taxidermied animals. The article described it as their “happy place.” Recently, Nowitzki was chosen as one of the ambassadors of the museum and he’s thrilled to entice more children to visit it.
“This was a great fit for us. The kids are absolutely hooked. It’s a great, great space to learn. It gets kids engaged, and they learn without really knowing that they’re learning. Their motto is inspiring young minds, and I want to say, our kids are inspired.”
Nowitzki’s new role coincides with the museum’s 10th anniversary this year, and the Mavericks star couldn’t help but point out a cool coincidence with his marriage.
“Jess and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this year as well. So 10 and 10 is a perfect connection.”
The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation also spearheaded the Tech Truck project to bring education closer to marginalized sectors, quietly donating $10,000.
The 43-year-old Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks to the NBA title in 2011 and now works as a team consultant, has always prided himself on his work with the community. He knows that even though he’s not playing anymore, he can still make a big difference.