Paleontologist and “Jurassic Park” Technical Advisor Dr. Jack Horner to Speak at Las Vegas Natural History Museum May 16

May 4, 2015 by  

Paleontologist and “Jurassic Park” Technical Advisor Dr. Jack Horner to Speak at Las Vegas Natural History Museum May 16
On Saturday, May 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum will host a speaking engagement and book signing with the world-famous paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner

Dr. Horner will discuss why bony features such as horns, plates, shields, and spikes were not used for defense or any kind of combat.

Dr. Horner discovered the first dinosaur eggs 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 is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, noted for his dramatic field work and some of the best reconstructions of fossil dinosaurs ever assembled.

Dr. Horner served as the technical advisor for Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movies and is the inspiration for the movie’s lead character Dr. Alan Grant. He has the honor of having two species of dinosaurs named after him.

“Dr. Horner once said, ‘I don’t care how dinosaurs died, but I do want to know how they lived.’ His talk here at the Museum on May 16th should help paint the picture of how they lived,” explained Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie.

Dr. Horner has written several books about dinosaurs.

This lecture and book signing are free with paid admission and will take place at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Registration is required to save a seat. To RSVP, please visit Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Eventbrite page at

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(Las Vegas Blvd. North & Washington Ave., adjacent to Cashman Center)

Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11. Children 2 and under are free. Admission covers access to the entire Museum. Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Please visit or call (702) 384–3466 ext. 223 for more information.

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