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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Dinosaur exhibit returns to the W.T. Bland Public Library

The dinosaurs have returned to the library! Starting now until the end of February, a dinosaur display can be seen at the W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora.

Visitors are invited to experience museum-grade and to-scale dinosaur replicas, that even include a T-Rex in the lobby of the W.T. Bland Library located at 1995 North Donnelly Street until the end of February, 2021. 

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The display was created by Planet Earth Sculptures, a Mount Dora-based company that manufactures museum-grade restorations of dinosaurs and fantasy creatures. These models reflect the newest science in that many dinosaurs had fur and feathers and are to-scale. The precise features of the reproductions are vetted by academics in the field and museum curators. 

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this exhibit to our patrons for the second year in a row,” says Library Manager Cathy Lunday. She adds, “The fact that these models are all to-scale really lets your imagination soar and contemplate what their lives might have been like.” 


Works from Planet Earth Sculpture are on display in the Smithsonian Institute, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Perot (Dallas) Museum of Nature and Science, among others. These pieces are destined to be a traveling exhibit for participating museums. 

This exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Mount Dora. The library is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the W.T. Bland Public Library at 352.735.7180, option 5, or email

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