Peabody Goes Hollywood: YPM150 Film Series

Jurassic Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, and Bob Peck


Directed by Steven Spielberg

Universal Pictures, 127 min.

Free Admission


Location: Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Doors open at 6:30 pm


Celebrate the Peabody’s sesquicentennial with the last of four films that have a special connection to the Museum! There will be an introduction highlighting the Peabody’s influence in this film.

Jurassic Park is a 1993 film based on the book by Michael Crichton and directed by Steven Spielberg. Billionaire entrepreneur John Hammond creates a theme park on a remote island off Costa Rica. The park features living dinosaurs created from cloned DNA harvested from insects. Hammond invites a top paleontologist, a mathematician, and his two grandchildren before opening to the public. As a tropical storm hits and shuts down power, an employee sabotages the system in order to smuggle dinosaur embryos. Creatures then break out and rage out of control.


Co-sponsored with the Whitney Humanities Center, Films at the Whitney, Yale Film Study Center and Treasures from the Yale Film Archive and supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale.