Our combined experience in the realm of museums, science centers, family attractions and media is unique and powerful.
Jack makes life and work an adventure. Well known for his creative thinking, Jack has a unique approach to science and understands the popularity of dinosaurs. And his work on exhibitions and major attractions attest to his vision that dinosaur shows are both educational and highly entertaining. Some of his projects include:
Jack’s imagination is full of stories about dinosaurs and their exciting lives on our planet – what they looked like, how they moved, and how they interacted with their world. He wishes to help reveal the authentic science behind dinosaurs by helping the creators of virtual experiences, and exhibition and attraction experiences, bring the science to life in ways that reflect the real facts!
Jack’s approach to life and work is to make science an adventure, for himself and others. Learning how “to do” science was challenging but not impossible; Jack’s creative thinking led to his unique approach to science, for which he is well known. His imagination is filled with stories about dinosaurs and their lives on this planet. Jack’s approach to creative content consulting mirrors this approach: he wants to bring authentic science to everyone who wants to know more about dinosaurs and to help the creators of virtual and exhibition/attraction experiences bring science to life in entertaining and exciting ways that reflect the real facts about dinosaurs!
Audrey is a recognized leader in the field of museum-quality travelling exhibitions and a business development negotiator for hundreds of international projects with clients from multiple sectors, including museums, science centers, zoos, theme parks, media, and retail. She inspires confidence with her common-sense approach and creative flair for business and concept development. Some of her projects include:
Dinosaur content sells in many forms. What we are after is to bring a Tyrannosaurus rex so close to real life that it is scary. Equally important is to immerse people in the wonderful world of dinosaurs and in what scientists like Jack now think about how dinosaurs really looked and behaved. Microsoft’s HoloLens dinosaurs, created by Jack and Microsoft’s design and 3D-design team, give us whole new impressions of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops - one with lots of feathers, the other colored like a parrot. Jack’s dinosaur stories and ideas are endless; today’s (and tomorrow’s) technologies are the perfect tools to tell them as never before.
Film and television content production are not new to Jack Horner; he can talk about dinosaurs, science, and dyslexia in startlingly different ways. With his talent for communicating to diverse audiences and his enthusiasm for Jack Horner’s Dinosaurs, everyone – producers, directors, script-writers, interviewers, journalists, children, and adults – can get excited about dinosaurs all over again.
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Dinosaur-themed exhibitions are more popular than ever, driving global demand for permanent and travelling exhibitions for museums, science centers, cultural centers, and even shopping malls. Both simple exhibits and new technologies, when combined with fresh approaches to dinosaur storytelling, produce magical results.
Brainstorm, as a partner or client, your exhibition ideas and concepts with Jack Horner. His endorsement of your science content is priceless and attaching his brand to your dinosaur-themed products or experiences will drive sales and visitor numbers higher.
The world needs more authentic dinosaur attractions! Combining thrills and fun with lifelike dinosaurs in realistic environments is a winning concept. Contact us to explore ideas for a bold attraction that the world has yet to see.
Explore topics Jack can present to your school or event!
This talk explains why all dinosaurs probably had some kind of bony or soft tissue accoutrement that was used for visual display and courtship.
This talk sorts through the evidence showing why Tyrannosaurus is most likely a scavenger or opportunistic meat eater and was not a predator.
This talk is about dinosaur babies, nesting grounds, and behaviors such as parental care and herding.
This talk is about how dinosaur discoveries have changed our perception of what dinosaurs actually looked like and how they behaved.
This talk is about new discoveries that show dinosaurs changed the way their skulls looked as they grew up.
This talk is about our latest attempts to make a living dinosaur by retro-engineering genetic characteristics found in birds.
This talk is about how we know where to go to find dinosaurs, how we excavate them, and what we do with them once we have them.
This talk is about genetically modifying modern animals to create new kinds of animals such as a dinosaur and a unicorn.
This talk is about how we humans are constructed of thirty-seven trillion cells, and why those cells have evolved to work together to make each and every one of us.
This talk is about the five proofs of evolution, Darwin’s three proofs, the test proof, and the ultimate proof.
Jack lectures to schools and groups around the United States that are working with children who sometimes learn differently. He hopes to build confidence and inspire others to dream big by sharing his own experience with dyslexia. Jack’s own history of living with dyslexia and the challenges he faced in school from an early age are best described in his own words with an excerpt from the interview by Evelyn Boswell in the May 2016 article in Mountains and Minds, a Montana State University publication.
“Undiagnosed dyslexia caused you to drop out of college and affected you inother ways. How did your inability to read well affect you as a boy? What gave you the confidence to go on? How do you deal with dyslexia today?
Reading is still the very hardest thing I do in my life, but I’ve been lucky in having some great people around me that either helped me write or edited what I did write. Grade school through high school was tough going for me, since I couldn’t read (past the third-grade level), and I was extremely embarrassed when asked to stand and attempt to read out loud in classes. But, I spent a lot of time exploring the hills around my hometown of Shelby, and I found a whole lot of interesting fossils that I would put in exhibits in our county library. In high school, I made science projects, all of which won the local science fairs. So, even though I was doing very poorly in school, I was being given a lot of accolades for my exhibits and knowledge of fossils. I guess it countered the negative side of school.
View one of his 2015 presentations at Chapman University’s first Dyslexia Summit:
Also explore Yale’s Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, which features famous people with dyslexia from all walks of life: