Jack Horner Family Day at Museum of the Rockies
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) will honor the career and achievements of Dr. Jack Horner during Jack Horner Family Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the museum.
After 33 years in the field with MOR and Montana State University, Jack Horner, MOR's Curator of Paleontology, will retire from the Museum on June 30, 2016. MOR will celebrate Dr. Horner's remarkable lifetime of scientific research and many of his most famous discoveries during the event.
Since 1982, Dr. Horner has expanded Museum of the Rockies' three-specimen dinosaur fossil collection to an internationally recognized, scientifically significant collection of over 35,000 specimens.
During his career, Horner also built the largest paleontology field program in the United States, sending out as many as nine field crews during one season. His former students and postdoctoral fellows are now leading paleontology programs throughout the world, including Mongolia, France, England, Canada and Argentina.
Dr. Horner is also well-known for his role as the scientific advisor for all of the Jurassic Park films, including the franchise's most recent Jurassic World. Visitors will be able to see the paleontology heavy duty trucks and vehicles used at Dr. Horner's many dig sites, as well as meet members of Horner's former field crews, and participate in hands-on activities that highlight his discoveries.