Public lecture planned in conjunction with "Jurassic Park" opening at Sternberg Museum

HAYS, KS -- "Jurassic Park in the Dark -- Dinosaurs: Hollywood vs. Real Life" will be the topic of a free public lecture from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Fort Hays Ballroom in FHSU's Memorial Union. The program will be presented by "Dino Don" Lessem, producer of the Jurassic Park exhibit which opens this weekend at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive.

Lessem has written many popular books on dinosaurs and also has consulted for movies and documentaries on the subject. He will speak at the grand opening ceremonies for the Jurassic Park exhibit Saturday at 9 a.m. and will be present at the museum throughout the weekend to sign autographs of his book and visit with guests.

"Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs" is the largest collection of dinosaur skeletons currently traveling the United States. The exhibit includes a dozen mounted skeletons, a dozen "fleshed-out sculptures" of species and props and sculptures from the movies Jurassic Park and Lost World.

Tickets for the museum exhibit are available by calling, toll free, 1-877-332-1165 or visiting the Web site Pre-sale ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children and senior citizens; at the door they will be $7 adults and $5 children and senior citizens.

The exhibit will be at Sternberg Museum through May 5.

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