Family and Childrens Programs

Meet the Scientist: Alexander Kellner—Launching Pterosaurs

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Alexander Kellner

Alexander Kellner

The flying reptiles called pterosaurs ruled prehistoric skies for more than 150 million years. Imagine these exotic creatures, some as large as a giraffe, blocking out the sun as they swoop overhead—they must have been a frightening sight to their dinosaur cousins below.

Very little is known about this mysterious group, which died out alongside T. rex and other large dinosaurs some 66 million years ago. Join Alexander Kellner, co-curator of the Museum's new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs to learn what it takes to find these extremely rare fossils and to discover how much we can decipher from the evidence that exists.

Meet the Scientist programs are for visitors 7 years old and older.