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Jurassic Park Day to conclude Dino Days 2017 at The Sherman Museum
By The Sherman Museum
Aug 11, 2017
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SHERMAN, Texas -- After a summer of Ice Age fun, Dino Days 2017 is set to conclude with "Jurassic Park Day" on August 12, 2017. "Jurassic Park Day" will feature an appearance by vehicles from the North Texas chapter of the Jurassic Park Motor Pool. Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. The group is also expected to bring an assortment of props familiar to fans of the movie. The iconic movie will be played (in Blu-ray 3D) throughout the day in the museumís community room.

"The classic 1993 Jurassic Park movie is an appropriate way to close out our sixth season of DINO DAYS," noted Dan Steelman, Museum Director. "For many of us Jurassic Park was more than a cinematic event Ė it was the spark that rekindled an interest in these amazing animals. Jurassic Park cinematically brought dinosaurs to life and inspired a new generation of paleontologists."

The movie was also one of the first to try to accurately portray dinosaurs.

"Overall, the series has done a pretty good job of accurately rendering the prehistoric characters of the film," adds Steelman. "Velociraptor became well known as a result of the movie. It was created out-of-proportion to its actual size. We have Velociraptor skeletals in the museum that show its actual size. Dilophosaurus didnít have a frill or venom spitting abilities. Mosasaurus was much too large in the latest movie. But it looked cool."

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Dino Days. Admission for Dino Days is $5.00 for ages 5 and up and FREE for children 4 and under and museum members.

About The Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance to Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region.

For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.