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Lecture: The Science Behind the Movie Tremors

Dr. Anthony J. Martin, Emory University

Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 3pm – 5:30pm
Location: Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Theater, Lower Level 

The 1990 film Tremors (PG-13), starring Kevin Bacon and a pack of ravenous gigantic burrowing worms, is a monster-movie classic. But have you ever wondered if any real animals inspired these fictional worms? Join Fernbank Museum and paleontologist Anthony Martin, author of The Evolution Underground and Dinosaurs without Bones, for a special screening of Tremors, followed by a lively discussion of science related to the film, such as how most animals burrow and the evolution of burrowing. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Cost: Free, but reservations are required at 404.929.6400.* Space is limited.

Presented in conjunction with the Atlanta Science Festival.

*Lecture tickets do not include Museum or Giant Screen Theater admission. Reserved lecture tickets will be available for pick up at the Museum Box Office.