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Monday, July 26, 2021

Dinosaurs return to W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora

Dinosaurs have invaded the W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora.

Visitors are invited to experience museum-grade and to-scale sized dinosaur replicas, that even include a T-Rex in the lobby of the library, located at 1995 N. Donnelly St. The exhibit runs through the end of February.

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,”  Library Manager Cathy Lunday says in a news release. “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 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call the W.T. Bland Public Library at 352.735.7180, option 5 or email


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