CALENDAR of EVENTS
“Sneak preview” Open House, Friday, September 30
From 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm, there will be a free “sneak preview” Community Open House and you are invited!
Opening Day, Sunday, October 2
One hundred years ago, the dinosaur we know as Tyrannosaurus rex got its name. Join us on opening day of Big Dinos Return with a gigantic birthday party for T. rex! UCMP preparator Jane Mason will demonstrate how fossils are cast and prepared for study from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will also be News About Dinosaurs demonstrations at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm; Fossil Finding with Annie Alexander at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm, and hands-on activities from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The birthday cake will be cut at 2:00 pm!
The Dinosaurs (ongoing)
Robotic dinosaurs and fossil displays focus on the dinosaur-bird connection. The robot cast includes Tyrannosaurus rex, Edmontosaurus, Gallimimus, Maiasaura, Velociraptor, Protoceratops, and Oviraptor. Smaller models of a therizinosaur, Archaeopteryx, Caudipteryx, and Sinosauropteryx will also be on display.
Demonstrations & Hands-on Activities (ongoing)
Current UCMP research will be explained through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Topics include dinosaur growth rates, the formation of dinosaur bone, the effects of climate on dinosaur bone formation, the dating of dinosaur fossils, trackways, and the grasping motion of Deinonychus.
Ongoing News about Dinosaurs demonstrations take place daily:
One-time Lecture/Demos at LHS
Enjoy Fossil Finding with Annie Alexander, presented by the Lawrence Hall of Science Discovery Theatre, Sundays, October 2, 16, and 30; November 13 and 27; and December 4 and 18 at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. It’s a one-woman show about an extraordinary woman who led expeditions hunting for prehistoric fossils in California and who, incidentally, was responsible for the creation of the UC Museum of Paleontology.