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A Phoenix DinoCon fan with Reptar.
Entering Paleontological zone sign in the Oglala Grasslands of Nebraska. [Steve Bergsman]
The Arizona Museum of Natural History, at 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will host “Roar and Snore with a Dinosaur” on July 11 from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. on July 12.
Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald
(480) 644-2230 or arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org
This Mesa gem holds more than 50,000 items exploring the cultural and natural history of Arizona and the greater Southwest through the disciplines of archaeology, art, ethnology, geology, history and paleontology. Kids will love the three stories of dinosaurs and waterfalls, as well as a calendar full of family-oriented events and activities held throughout the year.
The i.d.e.a. Museum (formerly Arizona Museum
150 W. Pepper Place
(480) 644-4332 or ideamuseum.org
Airbase Arizona CAF Museum (formerly Arizona
Wing CAF Museum)
2017 N. Greenfield Road
(480) 924-1940 or azcaf.org
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Aspiring paleontologists can spend a night with dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History’s “Roar and Snore with a Dinosaur” event on June 21.
Whether you prefer Tempranillo and Sangiovese to Apatosaurus and Diplodocus — or don’t know the difference between any of them — doesn’t really matter here.
Mega-Giganti-Normous: Dinosaurs invade the Arizona Science Center at this new exhibit showcasing some of the earth’s biggest animals, including the largest meat-eating dinosaur, a long-necked herbavore, and a unicorn-spiked duckbill dinosaur from China. Parking in the Monroe Street garage will be restricted on Oct. 7 due to a festival in Heritage Square.
In an era where teenagers often are busy staying inside playing video games, surfing the Internet or texting their friends on the latest gadget of communication (not that there’s anything wrong with that), a group of them took the time to help improve the community in which they live.
With cooler weather comes no shortage of things to do in Valley. Here’s our list of new or notable goings-on that make particularly good family outings for a fall weekend.
The Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa is recruiting volunteers to serve as gallery interpreters once a week. Training in archaeology, paleontology, geology, interpretation techniques and customer service will be offered 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in October and Nov. 1 in the theater at the museum, 53 N. Macdonald.
Dr. Robert McCord, chief curator of Natural History and curator of paleontology at the Mesa Southwest Museum, speaks about the Rhynchotherium fossils. April 10, 2007.
Dinosaurs. They've long served as a source of fascination; romanticized and fictionalized in works as early as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel "The Lost World."
When paleontologist Robert McCord comes to Gilbert, he knows he’ll probably dig up something interesting. As chief curator of natural history at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa, McCord has been called in at least twice to excavate prehistoric fossils unearthed at Gilbert constructions sites.
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SALT LAKE CITY - A Mexican paleontologist was cleaning up after lunch with a group of schoolchildren she'd been teaching to dig for bones in northeastern Mexico when she found the dinosaur bone.
The Mesa Southwest Museum will soon be known by a new name.
Mesa Southwest Museum was born inside a single room in the old city hall building in 1977. It only had one employee to oversee its exhibits. There were no moving dinosaurs or towering bones of a Tyrannosaurus bataar in the lobby.
Mesa’s Southwest Museum could draw 25,000 more visitors per year if it marketed itself better, according to museum officials.
Robert McCord has spent much of his life digging up the Arizona Ice Age. He said it shouldn’t surprise fellow desert dwellers that even 15,000 to 2.4 million years ago, Arizona was warmer than other parts of the continent.
The trappings of her planned U.S. tour would befit a rock star — hype, controversy, strict security and the promise of huge crowds. However, the star of this tour has been dead for 3.2 million years and her appearance left a lot to be desired from a showbiz standpoint — an ape-like female only 3½ feet high, walking upright on two feet but retaining the ability to scamper through the treetops when necessary.
A stroll in New York’s subway system resulted in another prehistoric discovery for Columbia University graduate student and Mesa resident Sterling Nesbitt. The 24-year-old walked up to a replica of a Coelophysis bauri dinosaur plastered into the wall near a stop for the American Museum of Natural History and examined the bones in its stomach.
If you’ve ever wanted to throw the atlatl or the bola — or you’d just like to know what they are — the Prehistoric Life Festival on Saturday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park can help.
A former Mountain View High School student has uncovered an ancient cousin of today’s crocodile. Sterling Nesbitt, a 2000 graduate of the Mesa school, uncovered the complete skeleton of what he and a curator at the American Museum of Natural History have named Effigia okeeffeae.
Merry Wilson hopes to someday fix a gaping hole in earth science education. Wilson, a geology professor at Scottsdale Community College, said this branch of science carries a poor reputation as a topic relegated to the bottom rung of learners. High schools sometimes call it "rocks for jocks.’’
More than 1,000 people are milling around Mesa’s downtown convention center and Marriott Hotel this week — and once they get going, you probably wouldn’t have any idea what they’re talking about, or why.