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Prehistoric Road Trip Premieres June 17
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A new three-part natural history series combines science, culture and history for an unforgettable expedition through hundreds of millions of years of history. Prehistoric Road Trip is hosted by popular YouTube personality Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent at Chicago's Field Museum.

Graslie has been called “part comedian and part science tutor” and a “feminist science icon.” She is so popular that a team of scientists named a new species of butterfly after her to honor her efforts to educate people about museum collections and natural history.

Filmed in stunning 4K resolution, using state-of-the-art drone technology and featuring dynamic illustration graphics, the series bring this now-extinct world to life. Each of the three episodes examines different eras in time, focusing on the geology, ecology and environment.

Wednesdays, June 17 – July 1, at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.

Major funding for Prehistoric Road Trip is provided by The Negaunee Foundation. Funding is also provided by The Grainger Foundation and The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation. Prehistoric Road Trip is a production of WTTW.

Prehistoric Road Trip


Rating: TV-G

Join Emily Graslie for a summer road trip through the heart of America's dinosaur country.