The Evolution of Dinosaurs: lecture by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.

Feb. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

The evolution of dinosaurs--from their origins from tiny reptiles over 235 million years ago through their diversification into many distinctive forms to their survival in the modern world (in the perhaps-surprising form of birds)--is one of the best documented in the fossil record. Dr. Holtz will trace some of the many interesting, and sometimes unexpected, trends and patterns in the evolutionary history of the dinosaurs.

Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. is a dinosaur paleontologist specializing in the evolution and adaptations of carnivorous dinosaurs, especially the tyrant dinosaurs (T. Rex and its kin). He is a principal lecturer in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland and a Research Associate of the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History.

The talk will last about an hour.

For more information, see Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Exploring Evolution & Celebrating Darwin Day

Doors open: 1 p.m. Show begins: 1:30 p.m.

Our capacity is 58 seats. We set aside 20 seats to accommodate those who arrive without a reservation, so if the show is sold out you can still try to attend by arriving close to 1 p.m. However, although we will do whatever we can to seat all comers, there is no guarantee of admission without a reservation.