The ROM Presents Dino Hunter
Interested in dinosaurs? Whether you want to grow up to be a palaeontologist, or are simply interested in a unique opportunity to hear first hand about the latest discoveries in this field, this fall the whole family can experience Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana presented by Raymond James Ltd., with Dinosaur Hunter Weekends. Select Saturdays and Sundays starting September 9, 2012, the ROM will feature a lively meet-and-greet with a well-known dinosaur expert followed by a family friendly talk in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre.
Little Giants: Baby Dinosaurs from South Africa
Dr. Catherine Forster, Associate Professor of Biology, George Washington University
Sunday, September 9, 2012
In the first of the Dinosaur Hunter talks, Dr. Forster will introduce a new group of iguanodontian dinosaurs. She will explore the bone histology, growth, geology and the process by which these dinosaurs became fossilized, as she weaves the fascinating story of environmental catastrophe.
A Saharan Odyssey: Dinosaur Giants, SuperCrocs, and Ancient Humans
Dr. Paul Sereno, Palaeontologist, University of Chicago
Sunday, September 16, 2012
As part of his talk on September 16, Paul Sereno will bring along an actual skeleton of the world's first digging raptor, discovered by his team in the Sahara Desert. It represents a new species and is
approximately 110 million years old.
Mega Claws and Teeth: the Argentina-Canada Dinosaur Project
Dr. Phil Currie, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Dinosaur Palaeobiology, University of Alberta, and co-founder of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Dr. Currie, one of the world’s most famous palaeontologists, will visit the ROM to talk more about the giant dinosaurs from the south,including some of the theropods found and collected in Argentina. Specifically, he will discuss a giant carcharodontosaurid named Mapausaurus, a giant raptor called Australoraptor, and an enigmatic species that is related to Megaraptor.
Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent
Dr. Scott Sampson, Palaeontologist, Biologist, Educator, Research Curator, Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah and star of Dinosaur Train
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This family-friendly presentation will summarize recent astounding
discoveries made by Sampson's team in the rugged badlands of southern
Utah – from ornate-headed horned dinosaurs to giant tyrannosaurs and
even bigger crocodiles.
In Search of African Dinosaurs: New Discoveries from South Africa and Sudan
Dr. David Evans,
Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Royal Ontario Museum, and Curator of the Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The ROM’s own Dr. David Evans reveals exciting discoveries made on his recent trips to South Africa and Sudan. Dr. Evans also gives visitors the inside scoop on what went into the bringing Ultimate Dinosuars to life.
The Bizarre and Marvelous Dinosaurs of Madagascar
Dr. David Krause, Distinguished Service Professor, Anatomical Science, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Following many exciting expeditions to Madagascar, in search of some of the more bizarre plants and animals from the Cretaceous, Dr. Krause will discuss the significance of some of his exciting discoveries and recount some of the extraordinary adventures involved in his fieldwork.
In addition to the Dinosaur Hunter series, each Dino Day will feature free special events and activities for families. Dig for dinosaur bones, make your own fossils, and watch as palaeontolgists prepare real fossils for display. Visitors will also be able to see and touch real specimens from our dinosaur vault. Crafts, costumes, special film screenings and scavenger hunts will fill the day with dino delight.
Dinosaur Hunter lectures are specially ticketed events. Tickets cost $12 per adult, $8.00 per child and $10 for students, and do not include access to the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.rom.on.ca/dinos.
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