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Member's Night

Kick off your PaleoFest right at Rockford's Burpee Museum!

This is a weekend of all things Paleontology with our Member's Night Reception and talk on Friday, March 3rd starting at 5:30pm. Join us for drinks, desserts, and dino talks!

This is a FREE, family friendly event for members and special PaleoFest guests. 

Speaker: Dr. Steve Brusatte, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Schedule of Events  

5:30pm Doors Open

7:00pm Member's Night Speaker Presentation 

"My Travels in Jurassic World"

In this talk, Steve Brusatte will tell all about his experiences working as the paleontology consultant on the 2022 summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Dominion. Steve will recount how he was invited to take part in the film, his experiences on set and meeting the actors, and how he worked with director Colin Trevorrow and the writers and artists the bring new dinosaurs to the big screen - including the first proper feathered dinosaurs in the Jurassic Part franchise! Steve will discuss how the team behind the film combined science, art, and storytelling the bring dinosarus to a huge international audience.