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Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

March 10, 2022 Des Moines Civic Center

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Running Time 1 hour, 30 minutes
No Intermission
The Patron Lounge will be open for this event.

NIZAR IBRAHIM
Paleontologist

Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered—larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being uncovered again with the help of paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim.

Originally discovered in Morocco more than half a century ago by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer, Spinosaurus’ fossil remains were lost in the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II. But recent fossil discoveries in the desert, along with Stromer’s own data and drawings, helped Ibrahim and contemporary scientists reconstruct a full skeletal model of Spinosaurus, which has been featured on the National Geographic Channel and presented in the National Geographic Museum. 

With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.

The National Geographic Live Speaker Series is presented as a live speaker with a multi-media presentation, followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

DMPA HEALTH POLICIES

Audience members will NOT need to present proof of vaccination or a negative test for entry. Additionally, masks are recommended but not required for this performance.

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