Dinosaurs are one of those subjects you might get interested in as a kid but never get too old or too cool to stop loving. When I was young, I was a self-proclaimed expert on all things dino. Unfortunately, as much as my passion for Jurassic Park remains, over the years I've forgotten many of the facts I used to cram my brain with. With the 25th anniversary of the release of the Jurassic Park film and the release of the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom approaching, what better time to geek out over dinosaurs and learn (or re-learn) about the real world equivalents of species featured in the films and about the advances in paleontology since JP's original release? Join us for Dinosaur Day on Saturday, June 2 when we will screen Jurassic Park at noon and then have a paleontologist talk to us beginning at 2:30. Learn more and register for the paleontology lecture here.
In the meantime, check out some of these exciting dinosaur related fiction and non-fiction books and films.
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
- Jurassic Park graphic novel 10 series
- The Lost World by Michael Crichton
- The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World, or How to Build a Dinosaur by Rob DeSalle
- Jurassic World
- Tyrannosaurus Sue: the extraordinary saga of the largest, most fought over T.Rex ever found by Steve Fiffer
- Walking with Dinosaurs
- Why Dinosaurs Matter by Kenneth Lacovara
- My Beloved Brontosaurus: on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs by Brian Switek
- The Land Before Time