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Jack Horner Family Day set May 21 at Museum of the Rockies

May 18, 2016 -- MSU News Service

Jack Horner, members of his crews and large equipment used for paleontological digs will be on hand at the Museum of the Rockies to celebrate Jack Horner Family Day, from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the museum. MSU file photo.

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Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies will celebrate Jack Horner Family Day with a variety of activities from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the museum.

The events will celebrate Horner, who is retiring at the end of the month following a 33-year career in the field with MSU and the museum.  Horner will be at the museum to speak with visitors, as will members of his field crews. Heavy-duty trucks and vehicles used in paleontological digs will also be on display.

Horner joined the museum in 1982 when it had three specimens. He has expanded the museum’s collection, to more than 35,000 fossils, and established the largest paleontology field program in the country at MSU.

For more information about the event, go to the museum’s webpage. For more information about Horner’s career, see his interview in the latest issue of MSU’s Mountains and Minds magazine.












Shelley McKamey, (406) 994-6543 or

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