Lost World of Dinosaurs and Echoes of Extinction
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 from May 25 to September 2, 2019.
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
Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit and the Echoes of Extinction fossil showcase is open daily from 9:30am – 4:30pm and is included with regular admission to Flamingo Gardens. Admission to Flamingo Gardens is $19.95 ages 12+, $12.95 ages 3-11, members and children 2 or younger free. Narrated Tram Tour is included.Flamingo Gardens is located at 3750 South Flamingo Road in Davie, FL. For more information, visit www.FlamingoGardens.org or call 954-473-2955.
Presented by NBC 6. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Special Events Coordinator, Flamingo Gardens
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Guy Darrough is a self-taught and highly accomplished fossil collector, fossil preparation expert, and illustrator who has worked in paleontology and related areas for 40 years. He has collected and studied fossils in Canada, Morocco, and many parts of the United States.
Robert DePalma is a noted paleontologist and adjunct professor at FAU who named the Dakotaraptor, is an international lecturer, is lead author of the recently published Tanis research study and has been featured on multiple television documentaries.
Flamingo Gardens was established in 1927, and is one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida and is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Located west of Fort Lauderdale, the 60-acre botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary contains over 3000 tropical and sub-tropical species of plants and trees, the historic Wray Home Museum, and the largest collection of native wildlife in the state. For more information visit www.FlamingoGarden.org