Museum Talk
T Switek
T Switek

My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

With Brian Switek

Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 pm

Free admission

 

With their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and teeth, and otherworldly abilities dinosaurs occupy a sacred place in our childhoods. They loom over museum halls, thunder through movies and are a fundamental part of our collective imagination. But when as adults we revisit dinosaurs, they are strangely unfamiliar—stupid, scaly, swamp-bound titans have given way to agile, brightly colored, feathered creatures more fantastic than anything we could have imagined. New science has given us visions of complex, real animals. Even better, we are just now beginning to understand the great puzzles of dinosaur biology, from sex and social lives to that most persistent mystery, dinosaur color. From field sites to museum halls and labs, science writer Brian Switek traces how old bones and new science are allowing us a spectacular view of dinosaur lives never achieved before.

 

Book signing to follow.