Dinosaurs Take Over Ela Library

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Valerie Stern
Updated 9/20/2019 10:24 AM

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas opens at Ela Area Public Library on Saturday, October 5. This family-friendly exhibition explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs and reveals a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like.

Using a combination of major fossils finds, captivating computer simulations, and provocative models, Dinosaur Discoveries introduces a dynamic vision of dinosaurs and the scientists who study them. This exhibition examines in great detail recent


scientific sleuthing and the array of investigative tools -- from bioengineering computer software to CT scans -- used by modern scientists to reinterpret

many of the most persistent and puzzling mysteries of dinosaurs: what they

looked like, how they behaved, and how they moved. It also explores the complex and

hotly debated theories of why -- or even whether -- they became extinct

"This exhibition illustrates how scientists are using new ideas, new discoveries,

and new technologies to revolutionize our understanding of dinosaurs," says Mark A.

Norell, curator of Dinosaur Discoveries and Chair and Curator of the Division of

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Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. "Our work reaches across

many disciplines involving paleontologists, biomechanical engineers, paleobotanists,

and others to showcase how we go about reconstructing the mysterious life

of dinosaurs."

Dinosaur Discoveries : Ancient Fossils, New Ideas is organized by the

American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with

the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Field Museum, Chicago;

the Houston Museum of Natural Science; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural

Sciences, Raleigh.

The exhibit runs from October 5 - January 5, 2020. Opening day festivities include storytimes, crafts, photos, refreshments and more from 9 .m.-noon. For additional programming, special events and information, visit www.eapl.org/dinosaurs or call 847.438.3433.

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