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Free movie just for teens on Aug. 2

posted Wednesday June 12, 2013

Image courtesy of Universal Pictures

It isn't uncommon to hear someone say, "The movie looks good, but I want to read the book before I see it." Sometimes, however, the science can be just as riveting.

Local teens can enjoy both the movie and the science during a free screening of "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. During the movie's intermission, paleontologists will explain some of the science behind the movie.

The screening is presented by Open Minds Cafe, a series of informal "science cafe" programs especially for teens, where students from local middle schools and high schools meet to talk about current science topics with scientists and other researchers. The programs are led by a Teen Advisory Board, which selects the programs and the speakers.

This program is only for ages 13-18 ("Jurassic Park" is rated PG-13). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pizza before the movie. The program ends around 8:30 p.m.

Open Minds Cafe is funded jointly by a grant from the National Science Foundation and by support from Time Warner Cable, with programs at Morehead and at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Click here to learn more about Open Minds Cafe programs at Morehead. For more information on the Aug. 2 event, call 919-843-7951.