Have you ever dated a dinosaur? Here’s your chance to spend quality time with Sue and find out all there is to know about her amazing 67-million-year history—what she ate, who she fought, where she lived, and the ferocious details of the custody battle that followed her discovery in South Dakota.
Labs, lectures and programming at this Social Science will include:
Fossils and Dig Pits
Scavenge dig pits for dino puzzle pieces and examine a variety of real fossils.
DIY Dino Keychains
Create your own fossil-inspired keychain using air-dry clay or plastic.
Brains and Brawn
Explore the inner workings of a T. rex brain and how it compares to a human brain.
Dino Movie Posters
Take your place as the star on a commemorative dino-themed movie poster.
My Endless Love
Learn how Mat Sinclair, The Discovery’s President/CEO has been reunited with Sue after many years and learn the details of Sue’s sordid legal history.
Fossils Large and Small
Join paleontologists Paula J. Noble, PhD (UNR Professor of Geology) and Kerry L. Howard (Doctoral Student, UNR Geology program) for an interesting look at fossil hunting using traditional paleontologic techniques, and newer methods of visualization such as 3D scanning and micro-CT imaging.
|PLEASE NOTE: This is not an actual dating event. You DO NOT have to be single to attend and you WILL NOT be forced to have awkward conversations with strangers. However, this event might test your compatibility with a certain 67-million-year-old gal named “Sue.” If that’s what you’re into, we hope to see you here!
About Social Science
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series featuring intriguing science demos, hands-on labs, a live DJ, and beer, wine, and sweet and savory bites from Whole Foods Market Reno.