Travel back millions of years to when dinosaurs ruled the earth as Flamingo Gardens hosts Guy Darrough's Lost World of Dinosaurs and Robert DePalma’s Echoes of Extinction exhibits simultaneously.
Discover some of the largest terrestrial creatures that ever lived, nestled amid the realistic jungle settings of Flamingo Gardens botanical gardens. View fully assembled dinosaur skeletons, unearth bones in the Dino Dig, and touch real fossils in the Gallery. This is a journey you won't want to miss!
Guy Darrough’s Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit features 27 realistic dinosaur replicas staged throughout the natural botanical landscape of the Arboretum. The life-like replicas are painted by renowned paleo artist Shane Foulkes and modeled according to the most recent scientific discoveries. The exhibit includes informational signs about each replica.
Inside the gallery, Robert DePalma’s Echoes of Extinction museum exhibit features original full skeletons of a Nanotyrannus and a juvenile Triceratops, along with the only mounted specimen in the world of an original leg of Dakotaraptor. The exhibit includes rare, original fossils shown for the first time in a public exhibit, raptor and pterosaur fossils and replicas, fossil plants and their modern day counterparts, amber insects and pollen with 3-D printed enlargements, KT boundary asteroid impact specimens from the recently publicized Tanis research study, interactive displays, dinosaur touch bone, and a replica dino dig.
Visitors can join paleontologists for special talks and presentations scheduled on different days throughout the summer. For a full schedule of activities and more information visit www.flamingogardens.org