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The King of Dinosaurs

Explorer Series

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is pleased to present a new season of its Explorer Series. This distinctive forum features acclaimed scientists, authors, adventurers and Museum curators addressing topics relating to natural history, the natural sciences, human health and the environment.

5:30 pm – Enjoy complimentary light appetizers, a cash bar and live music. Explore the Museum’s special exhibitions, galleries and shop in the Museum Store.

7 pm – Presentations begin in Murch Auditorium followed by a question-and-answer session. Select speakers will sign their books afterward.

Special event parking rate: $6 in the Museum lot. Free parking and shuttle service is also available from the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center garage.

Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the Box Office at (216) 231-1177 or visiting the Museum's admissions desk.

Friday, September 26, 2014
Frozen Bones: Dinosaurs From the Poles
Dr. Michael Ryan, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Friday, October 10, 2014
Frankenstein's Cat: Biotechnology and the Re-engineering of Animals
Emily Anthes, author

Friday, October 24, 2014
Primate Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World: Perspectives From the Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil
Dr. Karen B. Strier, Vilas Research Professor and Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday, November 14, 2014
A Telegram From the Early Universe?
Dr. Marc Kamionkowski, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, December 12, 2014
The Snowmastodon Project: A New High in Our Understanding of the Ecology of Mammoths and Mastodons in Colorado
Dr. H. Gregory McDonald, Senior Curator of Natural History, National Park Service

Friday, January 23, 2015
Twenty Five Years of Change Within Lake Erie Coastal Wetlands
Jim Bissell, Curator of Botany and Director of Conservation, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Friday, February 20, 2015
Pink, Blue and In-between: How Do Humans Develop Sexually?
Dr. Eric Vilain, Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics and Urology; Director, Center for Gender-Based Biology; Chief, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Friday, March 13, 2015
The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild
Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author

Friday, April 10, 2015
Dinosaurs at the End of Earth: Antarctica and Argentina
Dr. Philip J. Currie, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Friday, May 1, 2015
Messing Around with Birds (For Fun and Science)
Scott Weidensaul, author
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Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the Box Office at (216) 231-1177 or visiting the Museum's admissions desk.

Individual Lecture
Museum Member: Senior $7; Adult $8
Nonmember: Senior $9; Adult $10

Student tickets are always only $5 per lecture!

Visit the Become a Member page to learn more about how membership supports the Museum's work

Sponsored by:

The Explorer Series is underwritten by The Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Since 1980, the Museum’s Women’s Committee has supported the Explorer Series and is pleased to fund the series again this year. The Women’s Committee began in 1940 and has contributed more than $1.7 million to Museum programs.


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