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The King of Dinosaurs

Explorer Series

A lecture series showcasing acclaimed scientists, experts, authors and adventurers addressing topics relating to natural history, the natural sciences, human health and the environment.

5:30pm – Enjoy complimentary light appetizers, a cash bar & live music. Explore the Museum’s special exhibitions, galleries and shop in the Museum Store. Meals are available for purchase at Exploration: A Zack Bruell Restaurant, located off the main lobby.

7pm – Presentations begin in Murch Auditorium followed by a Q&A session. Select speakers will sign their books afterward.

SEP 16, 2016: Harvey Webster, Director of Wildlife Resources, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
OCT 7, 2016: Dr. Rob DeSalle, Curator in the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History
NOV 11, 2016: Dr. Mary Schweitzer, Paleontology Research Curator, North Carolina State University
DEC 9, 2016: Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones, Coordinator of the MS in Urban Design, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
JAN 13, 2017: Dr. Nicole Gunter, Collections Manager of Invertebrate Zoology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
FEB 10, 2017: Dr. Katie Hinde, Associate Professor in the Center for Evolution and Medicine and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
MAR 3, 2017: Dr. Lisa Randall, Professor of Physics, Harvard University
APR 28, 2017: Dr. Stephen Kress, Vice-President for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society and Director of the Audubon Seabird Restoration Program and Hog Island Audubon Camp

Stay tuned for more information on next season's lineup, to be announced late-August 2016!


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 $1.75 million to Museum programs.