Imagine combining our modern day lives with those of earth-dwellers from 100 million years past. The clash of technology, ego, survival instincts, and pure brute strength would inspire enough fear and exhilaration for us to question our priorities and reason for existence. In addition to the totally normal questions that would come up in the event of a dino-invasion, Jurassic Park fans likely would wonder, “Why isn't Jeff Golblum helping us?”

Those looking for answers can find some when The Arizona Museum of Natural History hosts a big-screen viewing of Jurassic Park II: The Lost World. Maybe you haven't seen it, were too young to go, or would like to re-visit the 1997 action-adventure -- with or without inquisitive offspring. Regardless, now is your chance, as the museum is a go-to for all things dinosaur. Experts in paleontology will be on-hand to talk about the film's plausibility after the feature.

Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m., 2012
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Craig Smith