McDonald's, Dickinson special preview of Disney's Dinosaurs to benefit Sternberg's Discovery Room

HAYS, KS -- Tickets are still available for the special reception and preview Thursday, May 18, of Disney's Dinosaurs, a $200 million epic starring a young Iguanodon and his prehistoric friends and enemies.

All proceeds from the $20 ticket cost will benefit the Children's Discovery Room of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The event is sponsored by the Hometown McDonald's of Hays, Russell and WaKeeney and Dickinson Theaters.

A reception before the movie showing will feature snacks and refreshment for for adults and children: punch, coffee, fruit tray, stuffed mushrooms, vegetable tray, egg rolls, meat balls and mini-tacos.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m., both at the Mall Cinema 8 of Hays. To make reservations, call the Sternberg Museum at (785) 628-5516.

One special guest at the preview provides a link to another dinosaur premiere scheduled for this week, the unveiling of Sue the T. Rex at Chicago's Field Museum. Seven-year-old Alice Krier, Ashland, is one of four children who are models for the publicity material of the Field Museum for Sue's unveiling and for the national tour of two cast replicas of the famous fossil.

Sue will be presented to the public on Wednesday, May 17. The unveiling will be broadcast live on the Web beginning shortly after 6 a.m. FHSU's Sternberg Museum will provide a link to the Field's Sue site at

The national tour of the Sue exhibit, featuring two articulated, 45-foot cast replicas of the fossil skeleton, will include the Sternberg Museum. "A T. rex Named Sue" will open to the public at the Sternberg on Feb. 25, 2000.

The exhibit tours are also sponsored by McDonald's Corp., which was one of the investors who helped the Field Museum in its $8.3 million purchase of Sue.

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