NHMLA Jurassic World Special Event

“Life cannot be contained. Life breaks free. Life finds a way.” - Dr. Ian Malcolm


Here’s your unique opportunity to experience the past coming back to life. Journey back in time with an exclusive ticket that includes a special screening of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, a panel discussion and Q&A with dinosaur experts and enthusiasts, and General Admission to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.



June 20
6:15 pm - Theater doors open 
6:30 pm - Meet Hunter, NHM’s life-sized juvenile T. rex puppet, at the theater 
7:00 pm - Movie starts 
Q&A to follow

General Admission to NHMLA can be used anytime through August 31, 2018.


Event Tickets:
$28.50 for Adults
$26.50 for Students and Seniors


$26.50 for Adults
$24.50 for Students and Seniors

*NHM Museum admission tickets do not have to be used the same day as the film and can be used anytime through August 31, 2018.
**Members receive a General Admission ticket to use for a guest




Enter NHMLA’s Dino Hall and stand beside fossils from real dinosaurs that roamed the Earth more than 65 million years ago. Get up close to Thomas the T. rex and our T. rex growth series, the only one of its kind that shows a baby, juvenile, and fully grown Tyrannosaurus rex.


On June 20 join us for a special evening at a special showing to be one of the first to see Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom before it opens in theaters at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. Travel back to the island for a special rescue operation, and once again see the creatures who roamed the Earth before us as dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and mosasaurs come to life on the big screen.


Immediately following the movie, join us for an amazing panel and Q&A session with paleontologists Dr. Michael Habib, Dr. Alyssa Bell, and dino-enthusiast and comedian David Huntsberger, moderated by Nerd Brigade's Cara Santa Maria. They will discuss the fact and fiction behind Jurassic World, ethical implications of de-extinction, and more.


Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Parking for Theater: 
West Garage off Georgia St.
Gate E or F
$6 special rate with validation at theater



Meet our panel members who will be discussing Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom following the movie, and have your chance to get your questions answered.


Dr. Michael Habib is an Assistant Professor in the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a Research Associate in the Dinosaur Institute at NHM. He is a paleontologist and biomechanist who reconstructs the anatomy, physiology, and motion of extinct animals.


Dr. Alyssa Bellis a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dinosaur Institute of the NHMLA where she studies the evolution and ecological radiation of early birds. She also teaches at CalPoly Pomona and works with environmental mitigation firms protecting fossil resources in California.


David Huntsberger is a dino-enthusiastic (a term he invented) comedian who currently hosts the Space Cave podcast and formerly co-hosted the Professor Blastoff podcast. David likes dinosaurs and used to draw them a lot as a child…and adult. He is excited for this event.


Our Moderator:

Cara Santa Mariais a dino-enthusiastic science communicator who currently works as a correspondent on National Geographic's Explorer and Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World. She is the host and creator of the Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria podcast and co-hosts The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe. Cara is a co-founder of the science communication training retreat SciCommCamp.



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