January 19, 2017
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Dinosaurs at the Burke Museum

Dino Weekend

Cathy Morris

Dinosaurs at the Burke Museum

Dino Weekend and Free Dinosaur Lecture

March 10 – 12, 2017

 

Seattle – This March, dig into dinos with the Burke Museum! Find out how tiny microsfossils can open up the world of giant dinosaurs at a free public lecture with paleontologist Dr. Matthew Carrano. View the latest work on the recently-discovered T. rex, with its lower jaw fossil on display for the first time. See this along with hundreds of other prehistoric plants and animals at the Burke’s most popular annual event, now expanded to two days!

Dino Talk: Windows into the World of Giants
with Dr. Matthew Carrano

Friday, March 10, 2017, 7 pm

Kane Hall 130, UW Campus

FREE FOR ALL

Pre-registration recommended at burkemuseum.org/dinotalk

 

Over the last two centuries, paleontologists have discovered more than 2,000 species of dinosaurs, and yet we have just begun to understand them as once-living organisms. Dinosaurs “ruled the Earth,” but what did they really do in their ecosystems? How different was the world of dinosaurs from our own? The answers come in surprisingly small packages, but paint a vibrant picture of the Mesozoic world. Find out more at a free lecture hosted by the Burke Museum with Dr. Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. He will discuss how tiny vertebrate fossils reveal a trove of information, from large-scale evolutionary patterns of dinosaurs, to how dinosaurs varied across landscapes and changed over time. 

 

Lecture sponsored by Nathan Myhrvold and Rosemarie Havranek.

 

Dino Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2017
10 am – 5 pm both days
Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members and UW Staff, Students, and Faculty with UW ID

Online tickets available at burkemuseum.org/dinotix

 

See hundreds of exciting prehistoric specimens and creatures from the Burke’s collection! Meet paleontologists and talk to them about their groundbreaking research from all around the world.

 

Additional activities:

·         Watch scientists prepare the rib bones of the recently-discovered “Tufts-Love” T. rex

·         See part of the lower jaw (with teeth!) from the “Tufts-Love” T. rex on display for the first time

·         Find out more about the rise of dinosaurs in North America with early dino ancestors, also on display for the first time

·         Crack open fossils to take home with the Stonerose Interpretive Center

·         Uncover a prehistoric creature in our Fossil Dig Pit   

·         Draw your own dinosaur or have a professional illustrator draw one for you

·         Picture yourself in Jurassic Park! Take your photo next to a replica of the Jeep Wrangler used in the movie, provided by Jurassic Park Jeeps.

 

Ensure your spot for this popular event! Purchase your timed, pre-sale tickets to Dino Weekend today at burkemuseum.org/dinotix.

Burke members receive free, priority admission, including a members-only hour at 9 am on Saturday, March 11. Not a member? Join today at burkemuseum.org/join.

Dino Weekend is presented in partnership with the Northwest Paleontological Association and the Stonerose Interpretive Center of Republic, WA.

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Contact

For high-resolution photos, interviews, and more information please contact:

Burke Museum Public Relations
burkepr@uw.edu
206.543.9762

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