Above: Image of John R. Horner, author, professor and curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, who will be holding a discussion at the San Diego Natural History Museum on April 13 at 6 p.m.
Horner has a degree in Geology/Paleontology from University of Montana and Honorary Doctorates from Pennsylvania State University and University of Montana. Although, he may be best know for his role as the technical advisor for Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" films, and the real-life paleontologist on whom the films' character, Dr. Alan Grant, was based.
This event coincides with the San Diego Natural History Museum's "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries" Exhibition that is scheduled to run until September 6, 2010.
Exhibit highlights include:
- A six-foot-long mechanical T. rex skeleton that walks in place
- A full-size cast skeleton of a T. rex in a dynamic pose standing on one leg
- A life-size model of a newly identified primitive tyrannosaur, Dilong paradoxus, covered with branched protofeathers
-A model of the largest Mesozoic mammal yet uncovered, the Repenomamus giganticus
Date & Time: April 13, 6 p.m.
Location: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado (Balboa Park), San Diego, CA 92101 Get Directions