Step aside, T. rex. Turns out you’re not the biggest, baddest dino of pre-history after all. At the next installment of National Geographic’s touring educational lecture series, guests get to learn all about the most massive carnivore of them all: spinosaurus. The crocodile-like beast measured in at up to 50 feet long, weighing as much as 23 tons and is thought to have prowled the lakes and rivers of North Africa 97 million years ago. Scientists lost the first discovered fossils of the massive, water-bound predator during WWII, but new fossil specimens, old data and drawings and contemporary science have allowed for Spinosaurus’ recent resurrection. At this talk, paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim tells the fascinating story of how the dino was discovered, lost and discovered again.
Wed, April 25 at 7 pm • $21.50-$30 • INB Performing Arts Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • inbpac.com • 279-7000
— Chey Scott