Dinosaurs have once again made their annual trek to the lobby of W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora.
For the fourth year, curious kids can experience the museum-grade dinosaur replicas that were 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.
One of the forty impressive creatures is the Dilophosaurus, a 23-foot long predator who inhabited North America during the Early Jurassic Epoch, about 193 million years ago.
Mount Dora is only a pitstop for the dinosaurs, which are often part of a traveling exhibit at 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 during regular library hours now through the end of March. W.T. Bland Library is located at 1995 North Donnelly. For more information, call (352) 735-7180.