Dinosaur Giants



May 2017 at the Main Library



Dinosaur Giants: An Exhibit from the Sereno Fossil Lab


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 exhibit will feature:
• Fossils
• Real dinosaur bones you can touch
• Expedition images
The bones of the Dinosaur Giants were discovered in Africa by world-famous University of Chicago paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno.


About Paul Sereno

Paul Sereno, Ph.D

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. Sereno co-founded Project Exploration, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the wonders of science to the public and providing opportunities in science for kids. Discoverer of dinosaurs on five continents and leader of dozens of expeditions, Sereno is a National Geographic Society esteemed Explorer-in-Residence.

                                                     Project Exploration


For more on Paul Sereno, Ph.D click here!


About the Fossil Lab

Fossil Lab @ University of Chicago

Fossil Lab, University of Chicago

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 past research click here!





 More Dinosaur Adventures!

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



Dino Events for the Whole Family!

Stay tuned for more information...



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