Sunday, Aug. 28th, join us for a public talk and a FREE screening of Jurassic Park 3D! (Sponsored by the Atlantic Geoscience Society.)

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm (including movie)

Location: Cineplex Cinemas Sydney

Admission: FREE!

Tickets are available HERE starting Monday, Aug. 22nd at noon.

The talk: The Art and Science of Jurassic Park

14766252-mmmain20 years after its release, Jurassic Park remains the greatest dinosaur movie ever made, largely because of the startling realism of its dinosaurs, which seem to almost leap off the screen. The makers of Jurassic Park thought of every detail, down to the texture of the dinosaur’s skin and the sounds they made breathing. But how much of this is accurate and how much is artistic license? Or a bigger question: how can we know anything at all about animals that died over 65 million years ago? Come find out!  Dr. Michael Ryan, the Curator and Head of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and one of the world’s top authorities on dinosaurs, is here to answer all your questions… and to help sort out the science from the art of Jurassic Park.

The Movie: Jurassic Park 3D

In 2013, Jurassic Park returned, in what famed movie reviewer Roger Ebert called “the best 3-D conversion I’ve seen.” Relive the excitement, the thrills, and the fun, with the best dinosaur movie ever made!

Take Ebert’s advice:

“Go to see Jurassic Park in 3-D. Go to take your kids who were not born when it was released. Go to see it the way it should be seen, on a big screen in a theater filled with happily terrified fans. Go to see Samuel L. Jackson before he was Samuel L. Jackson But most of all, go for the delight of watching pure Spielberg movie magic.”


Co-organizer (Cape Breton University)

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902.563.2844

Co-organizer (Joggins Fossil Institute)

Joggins, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902.251.2727

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