They’re back! Dinosaurs have once again invaded the lobby of W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora, but this time a T-Rex is among the prehistoric reptiles.
Kids, as well as kids at heart, are invited to experience the museum-grade dinosaur replicas. crafted to scale by Planet Earth Sculptures, a Mount Dora-based company. These lifelike models reflect the newest scientific theories that many dinosaurs had fur and feathers. The precise features of the reproductions were vetted by academics in the field, as well as museum curators.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer this exhibit to our patrons for the second year in a row,” said Library Manager Cathy Lunday. “The fact that these models are all to-scale really lets your imagination soar and contemplate what their lives might have been like.”
Mount Dora is only a pitstop for these creatures, as the models are destined to be a traveling exhibit for participating museums. Works from Planet Earth Sculpture are on display in the Smithsonian Institute and various natural history museums across the country.
The captivating dinosaur display can be viewed now through the end of February. W.T. Bland Library is located at 1995 North Donnelly and is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, call (352) 735-7180, option 5.
For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, this month, click here. Discover the area's online event calendar here. Also download the area's free mobile app.