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Cleveland Museum of Natural History to present ‘Dinofest’

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Learn about cutting-edge dinosaur discoveries straight from the scientists themselves!

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, April 25, 2014
Kickoff Keynote
6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Activities for the entire family
10:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Dinofest is an entire day spent learning about dinosaurs with talks, events, workshops and activities

The festivities kick off on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. with light appetizers and a cash beer/wine bar followed by a talk by world renowned paleontologist Dr. David Evans of the Royal Ontario Museum who will be speaking about current dinosaur research and discoveries. The presentation, In Search of African Dinosaurs: New Discoveries from South Africa and Sudan, will begin at 7:00 pm. Members must log in to register at no charge. Nonmembers pay only $5 per ticket. Click here to register for the Dinofest Kick-off Keynote or by calling (216) 231-1177.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Members: Free
Non-members: Free with general admission

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 there will be an entire day devoted to all things dinosaurs that will include the following seminars, talks, events and workshops that are geared for the entire family.


• 10:00, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Illustrator Stephen Bissette, best known for his work on DC Comics' "Saga of the Swamp Thing," will conduct a dino-drawing workshop for families. Registration for each session will be available at the welcome table, and is required for participation.

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
• Dr. Michael Ryan, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present Weird and Wild New Horned Dinosaurs

11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
• Book signing: Dr. Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University

1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
• Dr. Ray Rogers, professor of geology at Macalester College, will present How to Bury the Big and Famous: Exploring the Dynamics of Dinosaur Graveyards

2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
• Illustrator and comics artist Stephen Bissette will present Young Earth(s): Pioneer Paleo Pop™ Culture

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
• Dr. Mark Goodwin, assistant director of University of California Museum of Paleontology, will present Extreme Growth and Behavior in Dome-headed Dinosaurs

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
• Dr. Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, will present Frills, Crests & Dinosaurs

Daylong Activities

See real fossils and dinosaur casts
Dig out and cast your own toy dinosaur
Dino face painting
Make your own Triceratops horns

The mission of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is to inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health and leadership to a sustainable future.