Jack Horner's World of Dinosaurs
Never Stop Discovering
Never Stop Discovering describes Jack Horner’s attitude, an outlook formed as a young boy growing up in the plains of Montana near Shelby. School was difficult for Jack, so he headed to the hills every chance he got—to look for dinosaur bones. In those hills, Jack discovered dinosaurs and he discovered science. You can now Connect with Jack and Connect with Science.
Hi, I'm Jack
A world-renowned paleontologist, Jack Horner is acclaimed for his fieldwork and research on dinosaur growth and behaviors and his important discoveries: the first dinosaur eggs and embryos in the Western Hemisphere and the first evidence of colonial nesting and parental care among dinosaurs. A technical advisor for the Jurassic World movies, including the Jurassic World sequel in development by Universal Studios, he is also the inspiration for the series’ lead character, Dr. Alan Grant. Jack is always in demand: his TED talks attract millions of viewers, his lectures draw crowds, and his books and scientific publications are widely read.
Montana State University
Museum of Paleontology,
Universal Studios' Jurassic World
University of Washington
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Imagine Exhibition’s Jurassic World: The Exhibition
The Jack-ozoic Era
Started hunting for dinosaur bones in Montana
Jack found his first dinosaur skeleton
Won regional science fair for comparing dinosaurs from Montana and Canada (the Judith River Formation)
Hired as fossil technician at Princeton University
Found a nest of fifteen baby dinosaurs in Montana
Appointed Curator of Paleontology at Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Montana
Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’
Helped to launch the first Jurassic World film in London with Diana, the Princess of Wales, and Steven Spielberg
Initiated the Hell Creek Project, the largest field expedition for dinosaurs in the world
Awarded a Regent’s Professorship from Montana Board of Regents
Delivered first TED Talk on ‘Building a Dinosaur from a Chicken’
Won the Romer-Simpson Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor presented by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Listed in Newton Graphic Magazine’s top twenty-four leading world scientists
Started working with Imagine Exhibition’s on Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Started teaching as a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University
Jack Horner’s World of Dinosaurs: Where anyone interested in dinosaurs and science can learn about how a dyslexic boy who dug for dinosaur bones in Montana became one of the world’s most famous dinosaur paleontologists. It is where you can explore Jack’s theories about how dinosaurs lived, understand how new discoveries help researchers like Jack do amazing science, and join Jack’s adventures in creating new experiences for all to learn and enjoy the amazing world of dinosaurs.Uncover More
About Horner Science Group
Jack and his colleague and friend Audrey O’Connell first met at the Museum of the Rockies (Montana State University), where he was curator of paleontology and she was director of development. Together they raised money to support the museum’s paleontology program. Special dinosaur digs for patrons at the Egg Mountain site in Montana were a unique, educational way to help fund the museum’s programs.
Still collaborating, Jack and Audrey started Horner Science Group (HSG) to bring the fun of dinosaurs and science to as many people around the world as possible. Jack’s mission is to share his insights into the life and times of dinosaurs by creating entertaining and educational experiences for dinosaur fans while continuing to make significant dinosaur and science discoveries with his students, colleagues, friends, and partners.
HSG offers a variety of new opportunities to join the adventure of Jack Horner’s World of Dinosaurs.