July 9 | 2pm | In-Person | Cannon’s Walk | Free
Does the theatrical release of a summer blockbuster have you craving more prehistoric content? South Street Seaport Museum is pleased to welcome dinosaur expert, science communicator, and author Dustin Growick who will give you and your family a crash course in prehistoric creatures that lurked in the depths of New York Harbor and the surrounding waterways.
You will be introduced to some of the creatures that currently reside in and around New York Harbor as well as get a look at some archeological artifacts from the sea that shaped the history of the South Street Seaport Historic District. Hands-on activities and exploration will give you new insights on some of the strangest prehistoric aquatic animals who once called the waters of New York home.
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The event will begin at Cannon’s Walk located at 206 Front Street (breezeway next door to Big Gay Ice Cream). Cannon’s Walk is an indoor courtyard with doors on either side which will be open to provide optimum airflow. In keeping with COVID-19 policies of the Seaport Museum, masks are encouraged during this portion of the program. After a brief introduction, there will be hands-on activities outdoors.
About the Expert
Dustin Growick is the author of Dinosaur A to Z and Utterly Amazing Dinosaur. He has worked with institutions all over the world including: the American Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Field Museum, Melbourne Zoo, Parks Canada, Florida Museum of Natural History, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, Australian Museum, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Academy of Natural Sciences, Oklahoma Science Museum, Fleet Science Center, North Carolina Aquarium, and the California Academy of Sciences, just to name a few. Dustin has spoken at AAM, ASTC, AAMG, Canadian Museums Association, Interpretation Australia, Museum Connections Paris, Virginia Association of Museums, Museum Association of New York, plus many regional and international museum and tourism conferences. He is also host of the popular youtube channel The Dinosaur Show. M.A. Stonybrook. B.A. Ohio State.
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Check out our content in created partnership with Urban Archive. Discover the origins of New York’s greatness by taking one of our virtual tours of Lower Manhattan and the South Street Seaport Historic District, or download the Urban Archive iPhone app from their page to experience our virtual stories and tours.