Dinosaur superstar discusses T. rex at the museum
November 25, 2003
John "Jack" Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, and technical advisor to Steven Spielberg for the movies "Jurassic Park," "The lost World" and "Jurassic Park III" presents "T. rex, Predator or scavenger?" at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art on Dec. 6. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. He will discuss Tyrannosaurus rex and whether or not they were active predators or opportunistic scavengers. Admission is $12 for adults ($10 museum members) and $7 for children ($5 member children).
Horner has written many books, 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 will be available to sign copies of his books from 3 to 4 p.m.
Not holding a formal college degree, Horner was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Montana in 1986. His work covers a wide range of topics about dinosaurs, such as their behavior, physiology, growth, ecology and evolution. Horner's research teams discovered the first dinosaur egg clutches in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, and the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs and the first dinosaur embryos. His research has been featured in numerous magazines and television specials including the Discovery Channel's, "Valley of the T. rex."
Horner's books will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop where museum members receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. For more information, contact Aaron Micallef at 343-6187.