Dinosaurs

The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs

Date: 
October 15, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

John Zawiskie, geologist, Cranbrook Institute of Science
Institute Geologist John Zawiskie will take the audience from Triassic rocks in the Antarctica to central Wyoming as he discusses the role he and a team of geologists from Wayne State University played in researching the early history of dinosaurs. See related item in Geologist’s Corner. Members are free.

Tickets are free for Members and $4 for non-Members.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome.

The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future

November 19, 2010
7:30pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future

Date: 
November 19, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join Brent Breithaupt, paleontologist for the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management and former Curator of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum, as he relates his experience leading the excavation of "Big Al" the most complete Allosaurus skeleton ever found. Hear how Big Al lived and died in prehistoric Wyoming, only to be dug up -- first illegally, then legally -- and what we have discovered about Allosaurus from his remains.

Breithaupt will sign his recent book The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future following the lecture.

Lectures

Mammoths and Early People in the Great Lakes Region – Stories from the Bones
May 10, 2016 - 7:00 - 8:30pm

Join paleontologist Dr. Eileen Johnson and learn about her fascinating detective work on Mammoths from Wisconsin, focusing on the stories their fossil bones tell about natural deaths, carnivores and the survival strategies of early people in the Great Lakes region 14,500 years ago. Mammoth and Mastodon teeth and bones from the Cranbrook Institute of Science collection will also be available for direct examination by visitors before and after the lecture.

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