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The Missouri Dinosaur

Thursday, February 10 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. REGISTER below! Registrants receive Zoom link to join via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Guy Darrough, Curator, Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center; Owner and artist, Lost World Studios

On October 15, 2021, with the help of a crane, 2,500 pounds (1,134 kilograms) of fossilized Parrosaurus missouriensis, the Missouri State Dinosaur, was excavated near Glen Allen, Missouri, by researchers from The Field Museum in Chicago and the Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center, to make its way to the Field Museum for preparation, research, and eventual display. The find is significant, in that it is one of a very few species discovered that lived on the east coast of the Western Interior Seaway, the shallow inland sea that split the North American continent into two landmasses during most of the early and mid-Cretaceous Period.

Full-sized model of the Missouri dinosaur, Parrosaurus missouriensis. Danny Morrison for Guy Darrough.

Full-sized model of the Missouri dinosaur, Parrosaurus missouriensis. Danny Morrison for Guy Darrough.

Hear the story of one of Missouri’s most recent and exciting dinosaur finds from dig site director, Guy Darrough, a self-taught and highly accomplished fossil collector, fossil preparation expert, and illustrator who has worked in paleontology and related areas for more than 40 years. Learn about the newly dedicated Sainte Genevieve Museum and Learning Center—recently named the Missouri Dinosaur’s official visitor center; the life of amateur paleontologist and artist, Guy Darrough, and the pivotal role he played in this latest discovery.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library.  Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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Thursday, February 10
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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