Dr. Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Photo: Dr. Matthew Carrano
Dinosaurs at the Burke Museum
Dino Weekend and Free Dinosaur Lecture
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
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.
· 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.
Burke members receive free, priority admission, including a members-only hour at burkemuseum.org/join.on . Not a member? Join today at
Dino Weekend is presented in partnership with the Northwest Paleontological Association and the Stonerose Interpretive Center of Republic, WA.
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Visitors examine prehistoric fossils at a previous Dino Weekend. Photo: Lora Shinn