Events

Dinosaur Movement: From Humble Beginnings to Earth-Shaking Giants

@ Kane Hall Date: March 2nd, 2018

FREE Dinosaur Lecture

Friday, March 2, 7 PM, UW Kane Hall Room 130

World-renowned Tyrannosaurus rex expert Dr. John Hutchinson will share the latest research on how dinosaurs moved, and how their walking and running changed over time—especially as they evolved into sizeable giants. Learn why Tyrannosaurus rex was not a fast runner, and how living cousins of extinct dinosaurs and computer models help us understand how dinosaur movement worked.

This lecture is open to everyone but is geared toward ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is recommended!

Please note: This event takes place at UW's Kane Hall room 130. Click here for directions.

About John Hutchinson

Dr. Hutchinson is a professor of evolutionary biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. His research focuses on how very large animals stand and move, and how locomotion evolved in different groups of land vertebrates.

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Dino Days

@ Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Saturday & Sunday, March 3–4, 2018

See hundreds of exciting dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric creatures from the Burke's collection! This year, become a Junior Paleontologist and hone your prehistoric sleuthing skills. Meet paleontologists and talk to them about what it's like to have a career working with fossils, as well as their groundbreaking research from around the world.

Additional activities:

  • Watch paleontologists prepare the skull of the recently-discovered “Tufts-Love” T. rex
  • Practice being a paleontologist by uncovering prehistoric creatures in a fossil dig pit
  • Make a fossil imprint to take home
  • Complete a fossil challenge and become a certified Junior Paleontologist
  • Meet paleontologists at a Paleontology Career Booth and find more about how you can become a paleontologist yourself
  • Have your face painted like a dinosaur
  • Dress up as a paleontologist or a dino and give your best roar

Burke members: Receive first access to FREE timed ticketing reservations and a special members-only hour on Saturday from 9–10 am. Not a member? Join today!

More info: Visit our website to learn more about Dino Days and to Plan Your Visit.

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First available reservation: March 3rd, 2018 Reserve Tickets