A T. REX NAMED SUE
September 29, 2003
On October 4, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, in partnership with The Imaginarium, will debut in Alaska a cast of the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered.
Due to the cost of bringing this unprecedented exhibition to Anchorage, there will be a charge of $3 for adults and children to see the Sue exhibition. This charge is in addition to regular Museum admission of $6.50 for non-member adults and $6 for non-member seniors. Anchorage Museum Association members and children who enjoy free admission to the Museum may purchase tickets to see Sue for $3.
Bring the whole family for two days of fun, Oct. 4 and 5.
The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Art In the Atrium
Join local artists in the Atrium and make dinosaur-themed art for kids of all ages
Dinos On Screen
Watch a special screening of the movie Jurassic Park at 3 p.m. in the auditorium followed by The Lost World at 6 p.m. Admission is $4 for members, $6 for non-members.
Increase Your Dino I.Q.
Learn abut dinosaurs in Alaska with demonstrations in Gallery 9.
Hands On Activities
The Imaginarium staff and volunteers help bring Sue to life with activity carts in our dino-themed galleries while this exhibit is on view.
DINOS ON SCREEN
Watch a special screening of the movie Jurassic Park at 3 p.m. in the auditorium followed by The Lost World at 6 p.m. Admission is $4 for members and $6 for non-members for each film.
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5, Matinee shows @ 3:00 PM
(US, 1993) English, 127 minutes, rated PG13
Drama Fantasy directed by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg directed this blockbuster thriller based on the popular book by Michael Crichton. Millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) asks two dinosaur experts (Laura Dern and Sam Neill) to act as consultants on his entrepreneurial endeavor--an amusement park with DNA-cloned live dinosaurs as the main attraction.
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5, Evening shows @ 6:00 PM
THE LOST WORLD
(US, 1925) Silent with English intertitles and music score, 94 minutes, No MPAA rating, nothing objectionable.
Drama Fantasy directed by Harry O. Hoyt
Newly restored with fifty percent more footage than any version in seventy years, here is the model for "King Kong," "Jurassic Park" and "Godzilla." A world wide sensation when it opened on February 15, 1925, "The Lost World" is a story of living dinosaurs from the Jurassic age written by the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring a cast of stegosaurus, allosaurus, brontosaurus, triceratops, and pterodactyl under the technical direction of Willis H. O'Brien.
Monday, Oct. 6, 6 - 8 PM
A Special Educators' Preview
A preview of the Sue and hadrosaur exhibits for teachers is scheduled for Exhibit-specific educational materials will be available for purchase from the Museum Shop. To register, call (907) 363-4326.
Saturday At The Museum With Sue!
Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 -11 AM
"Finding Tyrannosaurus Rex: How it's Done" with Larson and Kristin Donnan
10 to 11 a.m.
South Dakota paleontologist Peter Larson has found more T. rex specimens than anyone else in the world. He and fellow fossil-adventurer Kristin Donnan present a kid-friendly program on uncovering hidden fossils. Admission is $7 for adults ($6 for members) and $4 for children ($3 for members).
Saturday, Oct. 11, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
"Sue: The Story Behind the Story" with Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan
Peter Larson, founder of the Black Hills Institute, the largest private fossil facility in the world, has contributed much to what we know about dinosaurs. Kristin Donnan, an investigative reporter from South Dakota, was sent to uncover the true story behind Sue during the legal wrangling over her discovery. Hear the exciting stories behind the discovery of Sue and those who tried to claim her as their own. Admission is $10 for adults ($9 members) and $6 for children ($5 members).
Saturday, Oct. 11, 3 - 4 PM
Rex Appeal Book Signing
Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan will sign copies of their book Rex Appeal. Books will be available for purchase form the Museum Shop..
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 -11 AM
Getting Dinosaur Bones from Under the Ground to a Museum Exhibition
Join Dr. Darin Croft, from the Department of Geology at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago and a Lecturer in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at The University of Chicago in this fun, family centered program. Croft, who has done fieldwork in Wyoming, Chile, and Madagascar to collect vertebrate fossils up to 230 million years old, will use Sue to illustrate general principals of fossil discovery, preparation, exhibition, and scientific investigation. $7 for adults ($6 for Members) and $4 for children ($3 for member children).
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 - 2:30 PM
Sue: From Underground to Exhibit
Similar to the earlier program, Dr. Darin Croft will gear this lecture more towards an adult audience. Join us to learn more and ask questions. $10 adults ($9 Members) and $6 for children ($5 for Member-children).
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 AM - Noon AND 2 - 4 PM
Duke Russell's Dyno-Mite Dino Art Day
Hey Kids! It's time to make some art! Join Duke Russell, one of Anchorage's most popular artists for a few hours and make some really fun art. Travel back to the land before time for a lesson on drawing dinosaurs and participate in the creation of a group mural/art project that will get displayed in the Museum's art activity room. Space is limited so call Andrea Noble, Curator of Art Education, to pre-register at 343-6185 today. $6 per child ($5 member-children)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 AM - 11:30 AM AND 1 PM - 2:30 PM
T-rex, Predator or Scavenger?
Dr. John "Jack" Horner is the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana and truly a "star" in his field. Dr. Horner's research teams discovered the first dinosaur egg clutches in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He has written extensively, including Dinosaurs: Under the Big Sky, Digging Up Tyrannosaurus Rex (Face to Face with Science), and the children's book Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up. He was the technical advisor to Steven Spielberg for the movies Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III. His research on Tyrannosaurus rex is the topic of the Discovery Channel's program entitled "Valley of the T-rex." Dr. Horner will discuss Tyrannosaur rex and whether or not they were active predators or opportunistic scavengers. Join us for an all-ages opportunity to call into question all that you knew, or thought that you knew, about T. rex and how they went about their daily lives. $12 for adults ($10 members) and $7 for children ($5 member children).
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 - 4 PM
Dr. Horner will be available to sign books, which will be available for purchase from the Museum Shop.
Sunday, Jan. 18
Future of Paleontology in Alaska
On this final day of both the A T. rex Named Sue and Meet the Dinosaurs of Alaska exhibitions at the Museum, local paleontologist and retired UAA professor Anne Pasch will discuss the state of Paleontology in Alaska today and where it's headed. Pasch, a dedicated volunteer with the Alaska Museum of Natural History and co-curator of Meet the Dinosaurs of Alaska has participated in many dinosaur "digs" around the state. Join us as we say goodbye to dinosaurs in the Anchorage Museum and discuss their future around the state. $5 adults ($4 members) and $3 children ($2 for member-children)