They’re back! Impressive dinosaurs have once again invaded the lobby of W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora.
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 with works on display in the Smithsonian Institute and various natural history museums across the country.
The local library’s exhibit has life-like models reflecting 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.
This year many new dinosaurs are on display, such as the Xiaotingia, a carnivore from Asia, and Silesaurus, a 7-foot long herbivore which walked on all four legs. Last year’s favorites also returned, including the fierce Dimorphodon, a flying carnivore reptile.
The captivating dinosaur exhibit 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.
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