Bruce Museum holds Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs

Beginning Nov. 19, the Bruce Museum will delve into this region’s ancient past in the new exhibition Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs. The show highlights fossil discoveries from the Connecticut Valley and beyond. Exhibition runs Nov. 19-July 16, at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Information: 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org.

  • Sunday, November 20, 1- 3 p.m. Science Sunday: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs. A drop-in program designed for children ages 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Free with admission. No registration required.
  • Thursday, December 1, 1-3 p.m. Afternoons at the Bruce: Dinosaur Roar. Workshop for grades K-5. Spend the afternoon discovering, learning and creating! Explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Members $15, $25 non-members. Advance registration is required at eventbrite.com/e/afternoons-at-the-bruce-tickets-27434955691?aff=es2″eventbrite.com, space limited. Register by Tuesday, November 29.
  • Sunday, December 4, 1-4 p.m. Dinosaur Discovery Day. Dinosaur-inspired crafts 1-4. From 1:30-3:30, meet Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s modern day animals descended from exotic Triassic creatures and watch a balloon artist make dinosaur-inspired creations. At 2, storyteller Diane Edgecomb performs “Digging Dinosaurs.” All activities are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited seating. Free with Museum admission.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 6:30- 8 p.m. Science Lecture. Fire and Ice: Dinosaurs and the Comparative Anatomy of Mass Extinctions. Dr. Paul Olsen, Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Light refreshments at 6:30, lecture at 7. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email [email protected] Galleries open during refreshment time.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Science Lecture. From Molecules to Mass Extinction: Using Chemical Clues to Unlock the Secrets of the Past. Dr. Jessica Whiteside, Associate Professor, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton. Light refreshments and open galleries at 6:30, lecture at 7. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email [email protected]
  • Tuesday, March 14, 6-8 p.m. Science Lecture and Fossil Identification Session. Nicholas G. McDonald, author of “Window into the Jurassic World.” Bring your fossils to be identified by a paleontologist! Fossil ID session, open galleries and light refreshments 6-7, lecture 7-8. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email [email protected]
  • Tuesday, March 28, 6-8 p.m. Live Interactive Panel: Giants of the Animal World. Meet the world’s experts on the largest dinosaurs, sharks, birds, and more and ask YOUR questions in this interactive panel. Light refreshments and open galleries at 6, panel begins 6:30. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email [email protected]
  • Tuesday, May 16, 10-5 Triassic-Jurassic Research Symposium. This event will feature a day-long series of 15-minute scholarly talks by regional researchers from the University of Connecticut, Rutgers University, John Hopkins University, and more. Free.
Postosuchus skull — One of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, Postosuchus grew to 13 feet long. Bruce Museum Collection — Photo by Paul Mutino

Postosuchus skull — One of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, Postosuchus grew to 13 feet long. Bruce Museum Collection — Photo by Paul Mutino

Life recreation of Hypsognathus, an extinct reptile from Connecticut. Model by Sean Murtha/ Bruce Museum — Bruce Museum Collection

Life recreation of Hypsognathus, an extinct reptile from Connecticut. Model by Sean Murtha/ Bruce Museum — Bruce Museum Collection

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