Cultural enthusiasts can enjoy a sampling of Chinese-inspired cuisine and explore the Sam Noble Museum’s exhibition Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China, at a tasting scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.
Chinasaurs features a variety of rare and extraordinary creatures and is generously sponsored by ConocoPhillips.
Adults ages 21 and over can enjoy a glimpse into the fascinating world of Chinasaurs through the exhibition while tasting international beers and Chinese-inspired appetizers such as scallion pancakes, noodle entrees paired with spicy peanut sauce and delicious custard tart desserts.
Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (405) 325 1008 for reservations.
Chinasaurs is the creation of dinosaur explorer “Dino” Don Lessem, author of more than 50 books on dinosaurs for children and adults and dinosaur columnist for Highlights Magazine for Children. “Dino” Don has been exploring and researching Chinese dinosaurs since 1988 and personally arranged the loan of Chinasaurs dinosaurs from Chinese paleontologists.
From the frightening Yangchuanosaurus, the 30-foot-long king of the Asian Jurassic dinosaurs to the little Jurassic Park movie-star Velociraptor, a dozen rare cast dinosaurs are featured in this Mesozoic menagerie of mysterious dinosaurs in Chinasaurs.
Complementing the dinosaurs are fossil dinosaur eggs and nests, along with numerous bones of the Jurassic plant-eating Lufengosaurus and the Cretaceuos plant-eating Psittacosaurus. Video presentations, maps, signage and artwork provide further details into the story of the impressive skeletal displays.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus at Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue. Additional information about the museum is available by calling (405) 325-4712 or on the Web at www.snomnh.ou.edu.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and up, and $3 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under are admitted for free. Discounts are available for military personnel and their immediate families. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunities institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 325-4712.