Dinosaurs

Fossil Festival

Date: 
December 27, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Free with admission

Celebrate the Holidays with all things fossil! Dino face painting, fossil casting, and make your own dinosaur egg are just a few of the activities and experiences on the agenda. The Observatory also will be open, weather permitting, for special live daytime viewings of the sun! Daily planetarium and bat programs also will be available Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 at an additional charge.

Fossil Festival

Date: 
December 26, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Free with admission

Celebrate the Holidays with all things fossil! Dino face painting, fossil casting, and make your own dinosaur egg are just a few of the activities and experiences on the agenda. The Observatory also will be open, weather permitting, for special live daytime viewings of the sun! Daily planetarium and bat programs also will be available Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 at an additional charge.

In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs

Date: 
November 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Paleontologist and Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at Cranbrook Institute of Science John Hankla will discuss his twenty years of exploration of the prolific Late Cretaceous fossil beds of the Lance Formation of eastern Wyoming. John will discuss how one of the last dinosaur communities on Earth lived, and the critical role played by his diminutive field crew – the western harvester ant – in recovering the teeth and other bones of the small animals in the community.

Still the Crater of Doom

Date: 
November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

John Zawiskie, Curator of Earth and Life Sciences and Cranbrook Institute of Science geologist and paleontologist, will critically review the historical development of the asteroid impact theory for the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, including past controversies regarding the timing of the mass extinction and the impact that formed the massive Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico. John’s presentation will be highlighted by his own field photography of the strata in the Raton Basin in Colorado and New Mexico.

Dinotopia; Art Science and Imagination

Date: 
October 15, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

James Gurney, the author and award-winning illustrator, will present a digital slide presentation that takes the audience behind the scenes to show how he paints realistic pictures of dinosaurs for science publications and for his illustrated fantasy universe Dinotopia. Visit the Science Shop prior to this lecture and receive 20% off any Dinotopia book and a free autograph from the author!

The Chronicles of Laramidia lectures are free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.  

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Date: 
July 5, 2013
Location: 
Acheson Planetarium

Dinosaurs at Dusk opens to the public.

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Asteroid Impact and the End of the Dinosaur Era

Speaker: Dr. Brian Huber,Smithsonian Institution
Fri., Dec. 9 • 7:30pm

Dr. Brian Huber will explore the asteroid impact theory for the cause of the Late Cretaceous mass extinction based on his studies of deep-sea drilling cores taken 500-580 km off the northeastern coast of Florida during an ocean drilling program cruise. Free with admission.

Asteroid Impact and the End of the Dinosaur Era

Date: 
December 9, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Asteroid Impact and the End of the Dinosaur Era
Speaker: Dr. Brian Huber,Smithsonian Institution
Fri., Dec. 9 • 7:30pm

Dr. Brian Huber will explore the asteroid impact theory for the cause of the Late Cretaceous mass extinction based on his studies of deep-sea drilling cores taken 500-580 km off the northeastern coast of Florida during an ocean drilling program cruise. Free with admission.

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