Look, "Jurassic Park" is 100 percent amazing from start to finish. But if there's one part of the movie that doesn't get enough credit, it's the very beginning, when Sam Neill and Laura Dern are going about their daily business on a dinosaur hunt in the Badlands. As kids, we all wanted to join them, even if it meant being threatened with a velociraptor claw. As it turns out, it really is possible for a civilian to tag along on a scientific expedition into the field — or even mount one of their own.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 18, 2018
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