T. rex: The Ultimate Predator
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mark Norell, paleontologist extraordinaire, is the curator of T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, the much-anticipated forthcoming exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History. Norell will discuss the science and design behind the exhibition, which explores the latest research and discoveries about the genus of dinosaurs known as tyrannosaurs, with an emphasis on the most famous and impressive member of the family—T. rex. Participants will then have a private preview of the exhibition as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Norell’s lab.
Mark Norell is the Macaulay Curator and chair of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. His award-winning books include Unearthing the Dragon, Discovering Dinosaurs, and A Nest of Dinosaurs. Much of his research concerns “feathered” dinosaurs and the origins of birds. Since 1990, he has co-directed thirty research expeditions in the Gobi Desert.