MEMBER-ONLY PREVIEW & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Saturday, May 25, 8-10AM
Be one of the first to meet A T. rex Named Sue! Enjoy dinomite breakfast snacks fit for your ferocious family and discover more about paleontology and fossils! This event features a special presentation by Jason Head, Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology at Morrill Hall – University of Nebraska-Lincoln and children’s activities including dino bingo and Geology 101. Please rsvp by May 20 by email to reservations@DurhamMuseum.org or call (402) 444-5071.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS WITH SUE
Join us for prehistoric film fun on select Tuesday evenings this summer! Films start at 6:15PM, so bring your comfy blanket to watch the movies in the Swanson Gallery with free popcorn and story-telling at intermission!
The Land Before Time
Tuesday, June 4, Rated G (73 minutes)
Follow the journey of five dinosaur friends on their quest to reach The Great Valley. This animated adventure is filled with laughter, excitement, and several life-threatening obstacles along the way.
Tuesday, June 18, Rated PG (82 minutes)
Transport yourself back to prehistoric times for an incredible dinosaur adventure filled with humor and family fun. Meet Aladar, a three-ton Iguanodon who was raised by a clan of lemurs. See what happens when he is reunited with his own kind.
Tuesday, July 23, Rated PG-13 (127 minutes)
This adaptation of the best-selling novel brings the ultimate theme park to life! The adventure begins in wonder and excitement for the park’s first visitors, but soon takes a suspenseful turn as the dinosaurs break out of their carefully constructed environment and begin to wreak havoc.
STORY TIME WITH SUE
Join us for Story Time with Sue this summer every Wednesday morning at 10:30AM!
June 5: The Field Mouse and the Dinosaur Named Sue by Jan Wahl
June 12: Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow
June 19: Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner
June 26: Oh, Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? by Bonnie Worth
SUE AT TWO
Daily, May 25-September 8, 2PM
How tall was Sue? How much did she weigh? How did she get her name? Join museum staff daily at 2PM in the exhibit to learn these facts and many others! These brief dino chats will give you all you need to know about one of the largest dinosaurs to walk the earth.
The Life and Times of Tyrannosaurus rex presented by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5PM Reception, 6:30PM Presentation
As the most famous dinosaur species, Tyrannosaurus rex has been the focus of intense scientific study. Recent discoveries have helped scientists to understand the history of the tyrant king from its origin from small, fuzzy carnivores to one of the largest predators ever to walk the Earth. New analyses have helped us to understand the eyes, nose, brain, claws, jaws, teeth, and legs to create a better picture of how T. rex lived, fed, and fought. With the aid of fossils of young tyrants, we now can reconstruct the changes in growth and behavior that Tyrannosaurus went through during its life. With new information about the dinosaurs, other animals, and plants which shared its environment, we can see how the last of the giant dinosaur predators ruled North America at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.
Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., is a dinosaur paleontologist specializing in
the origin, evolution, adaptations, and paleobiology of carnivorous
dinosaurs (especially Tyrannosaurus and its kin). He is a Senior
Lecturer in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland,
College Park. Recent works include co-editing and writing Indiana
University’s The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition and several chapters
in University of California Press’ The Dinosauria, Second Edition. In
addition to his technical publications, Dr. Holtz has written several
books for children (most recently Dinosaurs: The Most Up-To-Date
Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, and has been a
consultant on numerous TV documentaries (including BBC/Discovery
Channel’s Walking with Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Revolution, Planet Dinosaur,
and the History Channel’s Jurassic Fight Club) and museum exhibits.
Holtz is the Faculty Director of the College Park Scholars-Science
& Global Change Program, a residential
honors program for freshmen and sophomores interested in global change
He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. with
his wife, a trio of cats, and an Inland bearded dragon lizard named Dr.
*Due to limited space, reservations are required. Please email reservations@DurhamMuseum.org or call (402) 444-5071. Cost of admission applies and members are free.