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 Did you like the dinosaurs you saw in the movie Jurassic World? Visit the Library to see the two-story-tall giant Jobaria—you will have to go to the 1st and 2nd floor to see all of him. You will find a flying pterosaur with a 16-foot wingspan and a fierce Suchomimus, who looked like a crocodile with enormous claws. The bones of the Dinosaur Giants were discovered in Africa by world-famous University of Chicago paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno. The exhibit will feature:

Life-size Skulls & Skeletons

Real Fossil Material

Other Objects

  • Jobaria skeleton (adult)
  • Afrovenator skeleton
  • Suchomimus skeleton
  • Nigersaurus skeleton
  • Pterosaur flesh model
  • Carcharodontosaurus skull
  • Jobaria touch femur
  • Fossil wood

 

 

  • Expedition images with captions
  • Jobaria scale flesh model
  • Dissected Jobaria neck
  • Jobaria juvenile touch skull
  • Femur bench
  • Photo station (Jobaria femora)
 
 

 

About Paul Sereno, Ph. D

 

Paul Sereno, a professor at the University of Chicago, works with students, technicians and artists in his Fossil Lab to bring to life fossils unearthed from sites around the world. Paul Sereno grew up in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, and studied art and biology as an undergraduate at Northern Illinois University. Discoverer of dinosaurs on five continents and leader of dozens of expeditions, Sereno was also recognized as a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence from 2000-2013. For more on Paul Sereno, Ph.D click here!

 

Sereno Fossil Lab 

 

The Fossil Lab at the University of Chicago is a creative and learning space where students and faculty from the University of Chicago come together to study fossils from around the world. The lab is divided into a Research/Teaching Room, Collections Room, Fossil Preparation Room, Molding and Casting Room, and a Bug Room. For more information on the Fossil Lab and their research click here!

 

 
 

 

Exploration

Guided Tours 

Cave Explore Adventure

The Library added some gigantic activities for more dinosaur fun:  

 Dinosaur
• Expedition with Paleontologist Map
• Cave Explore Adventure
• Build a Dino
• Fossil Dig
• Dino Photo Opps

 

 

Base Camp!

Dinosaur Tours start May 22!

Meet at Basecamp in the Library Lobby.

Monday   3 pm, 7 pm

Tuesday   11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm

Wednesday  3 pm, 7 pm Tour in Spanish

Thursday  11 am, 3 pm,  7 pm

Friday  3 pm

Saturday 11 am, 3 pm

Sunday 3 pm

 



Families 

Adults 

En español

Jurassic LEGO® Build Challenge!

**Grades 1 – 5 with a caregiver**
Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Thursday, July 27      10:30 – 11:30 am

Have you ever wanted to design your own amusement park? What about a park for dinosaurs? Use LEGO® blocks to create your own adventure.

Amazing Dinosaurs with Dr. Paul Sereno

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, July 26      7 pm

Dr. Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago will talk about his amazing Dinosaur Giants discoveries. Also, learn about new scientific techniques being used by the team at the Sereno Fossil Lab to uncover the secrets of the past.

Please Register

 

 

 

Dino Fiesta

**Niños de 3 – 6 años con sus familias**
Biblioteca Principal Salones de la Communidad Meadows
El sábado 22 de julio     10 – 11 am

¡Acompáñanos para tener un buen rato con historias, una manualidad, canciones y helado! Celebra el verano y nuestra exhibición de dinosaurios con este programa bilingüe para los niños de edad preescolar.
Registración comienza el lunes 5 de junio en persona en el escritorio de registración o por teléfono al 847-429-4597. Helado será servido, favor tenga en cuenta cualquier alergia que tenga su pequeño.

¡Inscríbase ya!

  For more Dino-fun click here!

 

 


 

Dinosaur Giants

 

 

 

This exhibit has been made possible by the generous contribution from the following sponsors: