McClung Museum Hosts Free “Dinosaurs in the Movies: Fact or Fiction” Film Screening

The public is invited to UT’s McClung Museum at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for a free film screening about fact and fiction in dinosaur films.

In Dinosaurs in the Movies: Fact or Fiction, Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, UT vertebrate paleontologist, will critique famous film dinosaurs. The presentation, designed for ages twelve through adult, aims to separate the science from the fiction.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

The screening is part of museum’s current special exhibition, Dino Discoveries, which explores how new discoveries and technologies reveal how dinosaurs lived, moved, and behaved. The exhibition is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking kiosk at the entrance to Circle Park Drive during the week. Free parking is available on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

See the museum’s website for more information about family programming, parking, and collections and exhibits.

 

CONTACT:

Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144, woodield@utk.edu)

Leslie Chang-Jantz (865-974-2144, lchangja@utk.edu)